Residents can use ‘Smith Mountain Lake’ in address
USPS program connects zip codes and postal districts in a national database
Thanks to an early 50th Anniversary Celebration initiative, lake residents can use "Smith Mountain Lake, VA" as the "city and state" on their return addresses.
Lake-area residents and businesses served by the Glade Hill, Goodview, Hardy, Moneta, Huddleston, Penhook, Union Hall and Wirtz post offices can replace their community name with "Smith Mountain Lake," according to 50th Anniversary Steering Committee Chairman Bill Piatt.
"This doesn't re-name any of our towns," Piatt emphasized. "And no one is obligated to change their address to Smith Mountain Lake. But those who want their lake-area home or business to have a lake-specific address can do so immediately and be assured that mail, addressed to them at 'Smith Mountain Lake, VA' and including their current five digit zip code, will be promptly delivered."
Callaway man pleads guilty to cooking meth
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
A Callaway man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to cooking methamphetamine.
Charles Kenneth Hunt, 44, faces up to 40 years in prison for manufacturing the illegal stimulant.
A related drug charge -- possession of ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine -- was dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to prosecutor Robert Deatherage.