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Franklin County celebrates July 4th with family fun and fireworks  WSLS 10

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. - Franklin County High School was the place to be Wednesday night for the 36th annual Independence Day Festival. Thousands of people ...



Franklin County All-Stars suffer back-to-back state tournament setbacks  Franklin News Post

SOUTH BOSTON — District 7 champion Franklin County suffered back-to-back losses in the 14th annual Virginia O-Zone state baseball tournament over the ...



Here's what's going on in the Roanoke and New River valleys for the Fourth of July.  Roanoke Times

A front-lawn barbecue kicks off the evening's festivities, which are capped by a fireworks display at dark. For more information, visit mtnlakelodge.com. 5:30 to 9 ...



Franklin County High School prom makes history | News  Franklin News Post

The 2019 Franklin County High School Prom made history Saturday evening at the Hotel Roanoke. It was the first time in the school's 60+ year history that the ...



Franklin County High School graduates set records | News  Franklin News Post

Five hundred and three graduates walked across the Franklin County High School stage to collect their diplomas Saturday May 25 with the traditional “Pomp ...



Registration for sandlot football, cheerleading is open | Sports  Franklin News Post

SONTAG – Registration for sandlot football and cheerleading through the Franklin County Sandlot Football Association is open.



Franklin County High School senior leads students in own production of 'The Greatest Showman'  Franklin News Post

Photo by ANGELA H. HILL Myles Gilbert, a senior at Franklin County High School, leads a cast of 15 students in an April 1 rehearsal of a dance scene from.



Franklin County High School trades classes build more than just furniture  Franklin News Post

By LEIGH PROM. Ramps for the elderly, picnic tables for a group home, field repair for parks and recreation and a platform for the drama department, are just ...



Technical education courses in demand by students, but facilities lag  Roanoke Times

When Franklin County High School seniors gather at Cy Dillon Stadium in red and white caps and gowns, the moment is bittersweet for county school board ...



Franklin County High School to hold Sadie Hawkins Dance  Franklin News Post

By LEIGH PROM. In a time when the women's movement has been gaining momentum, Franklin County High School students are resurrecting an old tradition ...



Franklin County School Board names new middle school principal, amends budget  Roanoke Times

Franklin County school officials have named a new principal for Benjamin Franklin Middle School.



Students reap rewards of good deeds | News  Franklin News Post

A member of Franklin County High School's cross country team was running at Waid Park last year when she noticed a middle-school runner struggling to finish ...



FFE Mornin' Pep Rally at Franklin County High School  WDBJ7

Watch the video for a look at their trip to FCHS, and see how they got Rowdy in Rocky Mount!



Art work from about 40 high school students was featured in the 5th Annual Art Showcase.  Franklin News Post

By LEIGH PROM. In the basement of the Law Building at Franklin County High School is a special community that brightens up lives around campus and ...



Independence Day Festival in Rocky Mount  Roanoker

The Rocky Mount Rotary Club is proud to present the 36th Annual Independence Festival on July 3, 2019 at the Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount.



SPORTS BRIEFS: Franklin County Football Club to meet Monday  Franklin News Post

Franklin County Football Booster Club has scheduled its monthly meeting for Monday, April 1.



Benefit concert for Franklin County children in need  Franklin News Post

The 14th Annual Donna Sink Pediatric Fund Concert will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m. at the Franklin County High School auditorium. This year's ...



FCHS students sweep state robotics, electronics competitions | Local  Franklin News Post

By ANGELA H. HILL. As evidenced by how they're sweeping competitions, Franklin County High School is home to several talented robotics, engineering and ...



HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: FCHS to enshrine 8 in Hall of Fame  Franklin News Post

Eight individuals, three of whom are being honored posthumously, are slated for induction into the Franklin County High School Athletic Hall of Fame as part of ...



Online program good for schools | Editorials  Franklin News Post

As enrollment in Franklin County Public Schools declines, homeschooling has been on the rise. The school district has been examining an alternative solution ...



FCHS students pass certification | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County High School students enrolled in Microsoft Office Skills recently passed Excel 2013 certification.



GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE: Franklin County reaches 20-goal mark in season-opening win  Franklin News Post

Paced by the play of five, multiple-goal scorers, Franklin County's girls varsity lacrosse team opened its 2019 season Wednesday with a 20-10 triumph over ...



Man arrested after filming near Franklin County High School  WDBJ7

Rocky Mount Town Police responded to an incident at Franklin County High School Thursday morning involving a man on the sidewalk filming the school ...



HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD: Whittaker captures state championship with last- lap pass  Franklin News Post

HAMPTON — Senior Trent Whittaker became Franklin County's 10th individual state champion and its first in boys indoor track and field Saturday by capturing ...



Franklin County School Board member won't seek reelection in Blackwater District  Roanoke Times

Charles Jamison has announced he will not seek reelection to the Franklin County School Board.



FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION 2018: A LOOK BACK  Franklin News Post

Here are some pictures from Franklin County's graduation exercises taken by Janet Stockton with the school system.



Maddy to run for Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney  Franklin News Post

Stephen “Steve” Maddy announced that he will run for Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney against incumbent A.J. Dudley. The election is November 5.



HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD: Trent Whittaker still running strong  Franklin News Post

Trent Whittaker's favorite sport used to be soccer. Now he gets his kicks from last-lap sprints in track and field. The Franklin County senior has kicked it into high ...



Rocky Mount parade to honor fire and rescue workers, seek new volunteers  Roanoke Times

Franklin County will recognize its firefighters and EMTs at an emergency services parade on Saturday.



LIGON, Mason  Roanoke Times

LIGON Mason September 15, 2018 Coach Mason Ligon, of Rocky Mount, was a long time serving coach and administrator at Franklin County High School.



Franklin County Ramble Weekend | News  Franklin News Post

The 18th annual Smoot Construction Ramble Weekend is set for May 17- 19. The largest canoe/kayak festival in Virginia will be presented by Franklin County ...



Youth task force plans after-party | News  Franklin News Post

When homecoming rolls around this weekend, the party won't stop after the dance ends at Franklin County High School.



FCHS sweeps scholastic bowl competition | News  Franklin News Post

The Franklin County High School Scholastic Bowl team started its season on Oct. 22 at the round-robin competition at Tunstall High School. FCHS competed ...



Behind the big reveal : It all started with LOVE.  Franklin News Post

Not even the chill in the air could overshadow the excitement in the air found in front of the Gereau Center Wednesday afternoon. More than 50 students, local ...



H.S. wrestling: Cave Spring comes out on top in return of Johnny Price Memorial duals  Roanoke Times

ROCKY MOUNT — After a nine-year hiatus the Johnny Price Memorial returned to Franklin County High School on Saturday.



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Edwards begins fourth year in charge on the heels of a playoff appearance  Franklin News Post

Franklin County opens season with home games against Liberty and Salem. A year ago, Franklin County's football team rallied from an 0-3 start to finish as one ...



Activities for Franklin County's senior citizens | News  Franklin News Post

Area seniors are hustling up and down the pickleball court, learning Tai-Chi, playing cards or one of the abundant activities offered by the Essig Recreation.



Fire & Rescue Parade May 11 | Local  Franklin News Post

From STAFF REPORTS. Franklin County will host its first Emergency Services Parade May 11, starting at 10 a.m. at the Lowe's in Rocky Mount and ending at the ...



Bridge replacement to slow traffic in Franklin County  Franklin News Post

By BRIANA BARKER. Motorists should expect intermittent delays until November 2020 while traveling along Booker T. Washington Highway between Va.



Summer meals available to local children | News  Franklin News Post

No school means no classes, but for some it means something else: no meals during the day. Only about 15% of Virginia's children who rely on free- or ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Eagles will face a different Staunton River club tonight  Franklin News Post

Franklin County and Staunton River become Blue Ridge District rivals next year.



County native, longtime coach is honored at scholarship ceremony  YourGV.com

Halifax County native and longtime Franklin County High School baseball coach and athletic director, the late Mason Ligon, was honored Friday night during ...



Pageant crowns 12 in Franklin County | News  Franklin News Post

The fourth annual Miss Franklin County Agricultural Fair Pageant took place on Sept. 8. The pageant featured 40 contestants with 12 of the contestants winning ...



NAACP luncheon looks at county schools' past | News  Franklin News Post

This weekend, four retired teachers will gather to once more give the people of Franklin County an education.



Paving the way. Adams shares his experience as black golfer in the 1960s  Franklin News Post

By ANGELA H. HILL. The year was 1968; a pivotal year in U.S. history and in the civil rights struggle for black Americans. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated ...



No injuries, but family of three displaced in Franklin County fire  Franklin News Post

By BRIANA BARKER. No injuries were reported during a house fire on Ashpone Tavern Road in Franklin County, but a family of three has been displaced as the ...



Local Habitat for Humanity seeks a return to its roots  Franklin News Post

They have seeds. They have antique furniture. They have bathtubs, sinks, tile, varnish, fixtures and cabinets. And, they have regular shoppers.



Franklin County pursues alternative program for suspended students  Roanoke Times

Franklin County Public Schools, in an effort to reduce chronic absenteeism, will create an alternative to out-of-school suspension for students at the middle and ...



Genealogist retires from Franklin County library | News  Franklin News Post

By BRIANA BARKER. The Mann Room at the Franklin County Library in Rocky Mount may be named for the late Gertrude Casler Mann, but it is the room ...



Roanoke Valley Governor's School Announces 2019 Project Forum Category Award Winners from Franklin County  Franklin News Post

More than 260 students from across the Roanoke Valley participated in Roanoke Valley Governor's School for Science and Technology's annual Student Project ...



Food trucks on the rise in Franklin County  Franklin News Post

By ANGELA H. HILL AND BRIANA BARKER. It's been a popular trend in places like California, New York and even Richmond, but a growing industry is now ...



Morning fire at El Rio is under investigation  Franklin News Post

Firefighters from Rocky Mount, Ferrum, Glade Hill and Franklin County Public Safety responded to a fire call at 8:45 a.m. Friday at El Rio Mexican Restaurant on ...



SPORTS BRIEFS: Eagles to honor Mason Ligon when Halifax County visits Naff Field on April 26  Franklin News Post

Mason Ligon, Franklin County's longest-tenured head baseball coach, will be honored by the Eagles program when it faces long-time diamond rival Halifax ...



Alternative for out-of-school suspension is in the works  Franklin News Post

The Franklin County School Board approved a program at last week's school board meeting that would provide an alternative to out-of-school suspension for ...



SPORTS BRIEFS: Kahila Moonshine Classic is set for February 16  Franklin News Post

The 2019 Franklin County Kahila Moonshine Classic youth wrestling tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 16 at Franklin County High School's ...



West Campus gets newly renovated learning space | News  Franklin News Post

With interactive touch screens and mobile tables easy to maneuver for group work, high school students taking classes at the school's West Campus will now ...



HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Richards wins region championship for Eagles  Franklin News Post

MIDLOTHIAN — Nine Franklin County wrestlers have earned Class 6 state tournament berths based on their performances in Saturday's Region B tournament ...



Franklin County Moonshiners share history in Martinsville | News  Franklin News Post

By LEIGH PROM. Diners at the Wild Magnolia in Martinsville were treated to a special evening Thursday, April 25, as Law's Choice Distillery owner Henry Law, ...



Schools to start earlier next year | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County students will be starting school a week earlier next year after the school board moved up their start date and pushed back their spring break.



Honor Roll for Franklin County High School | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County High School has released its academic awards for the fourth nine-week grading period.



K-9 units from across the state gathered in Rocky Mount for competition  Franklin News Post

By BRIANA BARKER. More than 100 people gathered at New Bold Corporation Saturday to watch law enforcement officers and their K-9 partners compete in ...



Countdown is on to 'Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas'  Franklin News Post

The 15th annual Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas is set for Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in downtown Rocky Mount.



Rock Steady Boxing Comes to Franklin County Family YMCA  Franklin News Post

This April, Rock Steady Boxing Rocky Mount located at 235 Technology Drive will join millions in observing Parkinson's Awareness Month. Rock Steady Boxing ...



HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Cooper finishes 12th for Eagles in Class 6 meet  Franklin News Post

Franklin County girls compete as a team for the first time since 2003 and place 11th.



Tornado destroys two Franklin County homes, wreaks havoc on area  Franklin News Post

By BRIANA BARKER. Cleanup continued Monday after an EF3 tornado struck Franklin County destroying two homes, injuring two and damaging many ...



Students use barn quilt project to partner with local businesses  Franklin News Post

Local history is coming to life in a unique way in Franklin County thanks to New Tech at Gereau's Project-Based Learning academy. When the 100 eighth-grade ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Two of Edwards' mentors are saying good-bye  Franklin News Post

Jeff Highfill and Jimmye Laycock are retiring at season's end.



Strawberry Festival to be held Friday night in Rocky Mount  Franklin News Post

Approximately 800 pounds of ice cream and 275 pounds of strawberries will be served up Friday night at the 16th annual Strawberry Festival in Rocky Mount.



FRANKLIN COUNTY JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL 2019 | Sports  Franklin News Post

Members of Franklin County's 2019 junior varsity baseball team are front row, from left: Corbin Bower, Mason Sheesley, Jack Mitzel, Isaiah Hughes, Hayden ...



Brick sales open for First Responders Memorial | Local  Franklin News Post

Eleven names and faces laser-etched into black granite remind visitors of the ultimate sacrifice — the Franklin County sheriffs, police officers, fire chiefs and ...



Franklin County High School honor rolls Second nine weeks  Franklin News Post

Franklin County High School has released its academic awards for the second nine-week grading period.



Franklin County grad named 'Outstanding Virginia Tech Senior of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences'  Franklin News Post

Submitted by Cindy Decker. Virginia Teach has named Timothy Miles, a 2015 graduate of Franklin County High School and the recipient of a Smith Mountain ...



Franklin County proposes alternative to out-of-school suspension  WSLS 10

FRANKLIN COUNTY - A local school system is refocusing on student attendance this year, proposing a new alternative to out-of-school suspension. Although ...



PERFORMING ARTS: New dance team shakes up high school  Franklin News Post

The Franklin County Eagles Fly Girls dance team plans to perform at pep rallies and games.



Franklin County to receive $7.8 million investment from McAirlaid's, Inc.  Franklin News Post

McAirlaid's, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based McAirlaid's Vliesstoffe GmbH, will invest $7.8 million to increase production at its manufacturing facility in ...



Proctor retiring from Bernard Healthcare Center, Holland to take the helm  Franklin News Post

By ANGELA H. HILL. The two top leaders at Bernard Healthcare Center, Franklin County's Free Clinic, will undergo a changing of the guard April 30. Executive ...



Troutville man who shot video outside Franklin County High found not guilty of trespassing, obstruction  Roanoke Times

A Troutville man and self-described “social activist” who was arrested earlier this year while shooting video near Franklin County High School has been found ...



Sheriff Overton seeks re-election | Local  Franklin News Post

By ANGELA H. HILL. Franklin County Sheriff W.Q. “Bill” Overton announced Feb. 28 that he will seek re-election to a third term. Election Day is Nov. 5.



Lady Comets soccer blanked by Franklin | Prep Sports  YourGV.com

The Halifax County High School varsity girls soccer team ran into a buzzsaw in Tuesday night's Piedmont District contest against Franklin County High School in ...



Franklin County seeing low number of flu cases so far  Franklin News Post

Across the nation, the flu season is off to a slow start and Franklin County is thankfully in line with that trend, report local health officials.



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Eagles face three-time state champs in season's second week  Franklin News Post

Salem leads the all-time series 16-4. After taking on a corps of Minutemen in its season opener, Franklin County battles the Goliath of area high school football ...



Furry Friends of Franklin County | News  Franklin News Post

Gruff, hound mix. Gruff is a sweet senior guy who is easy going. As one of the longtime residents of the adoption center, he's hopeful that he'll get a home of his ...



POWELL, Tony Lee  Roanoke Times

POWELL Tony Lee September 28, 1957 March 9, 2019 Tony Lee Powell, 61, of Glade Hill, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Tony was raised on his ...



Boones Mill installs new signs | Local  Franklin News Post

By ANGELA H. HILL. During a welcome break in February's relentless rain, officials from the Town of Boones Mill and the Virginia Department of Transportation ...



Free Clinic of Franklin County will continue to serve those in need  Franklin News Post

The Virginia Legislature voted to expand the state Medicaid health insurance program effective Jan. 1, 2019 to include most people living at or below 138 ...



County Administrator announces resignation | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County Administrator Brent Robertson announced last week that he will resign March 31, 2019. Robertson was hired in June 2015 after spending 16 ...



Home school family files complaint against school board | News  Franklin News Post

A Franklin County family filed a complaint against the Franklin County School Board after the board did not acknowledge the family's home school request due to ...



HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: VHSL proposal places Franklin County in Blue Ridge District  Franklin News Post

Franklin County has competed in the Piedmont District since 2013. CHARLOTTESVILLE – If a proposal recommended by a Virginia High School League (VHSL) ...



GARST, Barbara Ann Priestley  Roanoke Times

GARST Barbara Ann Priestley September 24, 1931 March 2, 2019 Barbara Ann Priestley Garst, of Boones Mill, Va., died March 2, 2019 peacefully at her home.



Moonshine Express adds new twist to April event  Franklin News Post

The Moonshine Express is set to roll through Rocky Mount for the 15th time on Sunday, April 14 and something new has been added this year.



YOUTH SPORTS: It's a three-peat for Windy Gap  Franklin News Post

Windy Gap Elementary School has captured the team championship of the annual Eagle Invitational track and field meet for the third straight year.



Black bear runs around campus of Franklin County High School  WDBJ7

FRANKLIN CO., Va. (WDBJ7) It was a typical Thursday morning for staff at Franklin County High School, that is until right around lunch time. That's when an ...



A 'shining' spin on a successful slogan | Editorials  Franklin News Post

Franklin County's new slogan, “Virginia is for Moonshine Lovers,” is fitting for the area.” The new tourism slogan lends authenticity to the rich history of the area, ...



Easter Egg Hunt at Waid Park | News  Franklin News Post

More than 25000 eggs will be hidden for children age 12 and younger to find at Waid Park Saturday April 20. The hunt begins at 2 p.m. and is hosted.



New teachers begin 2016-17 school year | News  Franklin News Post

Over 60 new teachers and counselors will begin work next week for Franklin County public schools.



Open house for fire and EMS squads on April 20  Franklin News Post

By ANGELA H. HILL. Anyone who's ever wanted to volunteer with Franklin County's fire and EMS squads is invited to Gear Up. Now in its second year, the April ...



Parents upset by calendar changes | News  Franklin News Post

After hearing about Franklin County Schools' calendar changes for the upcoming year, in which students will start earlier in August, many parents voiced ...



Celebrating Achievement | Sports  Franklin News Post

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High school teacher charged after Franklin County party will learn trial's outcome in January  Roanoke Times

After a bench trial that saw five teenagers give testimony, the fate of a Franklin County teacher who is facing a criminal charge remains undecided.



Student theater company to host auction for trip to Scotland  Franklin News Post

To raise money for the Franklin County High School Theatre Company to perform in the American High School Theatre Festival in July and August, there will be ...



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