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Area events celebrate Christmas holiday | News  Franklin News Post

It's Christmastime in Franklin County and holiday events are plentiful. Most of the following events are free and family-friendly.



McCall, Rebecca Anne Myers  Roanoke Times

McCall Rebecca Anne Myers August 28, 1955 November 13, 2018 Becky McCall of Hardy, Va., left this world on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. She was born ...



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.



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 ...



SPORTS BRIEFS: FCHS boys sweep season opener, girls split  Franklin News Post

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING. ROANOKE – Franklin County's boys varsity swimming team opened its 2018-19 season with a pair of wins Wednesday at Hollins ...



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!



Perdue Jr., Claude H.  Roanoke Times

Perdue Jr. Claude H. July 19, 1952 December 3, 2018 Claude H. Perdue, Jr, 66, died on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, ...



KATENKAMP,, David Moore | Obituaries  Roanoke Times

KATENKAMP, David Moore November 19, 2018 David Moore Katenkamp went to heaven to be with his loving parents, Ann and Earl, sons, Hans and Earl, and ...



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 ...



Voice of the Eagles: Mayor's booming voice has announced Franklin County football for decades  Roanoke Times

ROCKY MOUNT — Among football fans, Rocky Mount Mayor Steve Angle is most recognizable by his voice.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Shop 'til you drop at Lord's Acre Sale  Franklin News Post

The 54th annual Lord's Acre/Lord's Hour Sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Law parking lot 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 ...



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. The annual Franklin County NAACP Freedom ...



Delay for Relay for Life event | News  Franklin News Post

(From left) Jack Lietz, Darnell Moore, Hannah Woodford, Morgan Lietz, Emma Cox and Tina Arrington of the New Tech at Gereau Relay for Life team are ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



FCHS students earn certification | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County High School students who enrolled in Microsoft Office Skills recently earned industry certification in Word 2013.



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.



Teacher of the year award honor excellence  Franklin News Post

This year, Franklin County schools will consider 18 nominees to represent the county in the long-running Mary V. Bicouvaris Virginia Teacher of the Year ...



Franklin County edges Clover Hill 14-0 in muddy conditions  Richmond.com

ROCKY MOUNT – After a first half filled with frustration, Franklin County's offense finally broke through in the mud on Friday night.



Local veterans to speak at ceremony | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County Veterans' Memorial Park in Rocky Mount will host its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday at 11 a.m..



Eagle actors soar to Scotland | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County High School's Theatre Company is taking their act to Scotland next summer.



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 ...



Franklin County School Board requests increase in funds from county  Roanoke Times

ROCKY MOUNT — The Franklin County School Board approved a budget of $91.3 million, a 3.9 percent increase over the current year, at its meeting Monday ...



Rocky Mount mayor to retire from schools after 32 years  Franklin News Post

After being a business teacher, case manager and administrator at Franklin County High School for 32 years, Rocky Mount Mayor Steve Angle is retiring from ...



Veterans Day ceremony set for Saturday | News  Franklin News Post

The Franklin County Veterans' Memorial Park will be the scene of a Veterans Day ceremony tomorrow, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m..



Franklin County High School Honor Rolls | News  Franklin News Post

Principal's List: 9TH GRADE: Kristina Atkinson, Heidi Austin, MacKenzie Bercik, Torey Bingham, Darien Bradley, Sydney Brummitt, Richard Lee Cannaday, ...



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.



Crutchfield named principal of Franklin County High School  Franklin News Post

Jon Crutchfield will serve as Franklin County High School's next principal.



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.



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.



FRANKLIN COUNTY'S ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME | Gallery  Franklin News Post

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Mason Ligon | Obituaries  YourGV.com

Coach Mason Ligon was a long time serving coach and administrator at Franklin County High School. Mason requested no services honoring his passing; ...



Franklin County to consider proposed 7-cent increase in real estate tax rate  Roanoke Times

ROCKY MOUNT — Franklin County residents could see their tax rates rise by several pennies.



Franklin County teacher placed on leave after indictment  Roanoke Times

A Franklin County High School teacher has been formally charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor.



Sheriff's office begins use of body cameras | News  Franklin News Post

All road deputies and school resource officers with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department are now equipped with Pro-Vision body cameras the sheriff's office ...



Franklin County to hear from taxpayers Tuesday on proposed 7-cent tax rate increase  Roanoke Times

Nobody likes tax increases. It's a point that most can agree on, even elected officials. At a series of town hall meetings last week in Franklin County, where a ...



MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS: BFMS tryouts, practices begin this month  Franklin News Post

Tryouts and practices for football, volleyball, golf, cross country and tennis at Benjamin Franklin Middle School begin in late July and August.



Black bear runs around campus of Franklin County High School  WDBJ7

A small black bear took a lap around the parking lot and between buildings at Franklin County High School on Thursday.



Franklin County teacher found not guilty of allowing teens to drink at party  Roanoke Times

A Franklin County high school teacher whose home last year was the scene of a party at which teens drank to excess did not commit a criminal offense, a judge.



One local high school producing football talent off the field  Roanoke Times

ROCKY MOUNT — Last Friday's high school football game between Hidden Valley and Salem in Roanoke County was played in miserable conditions.



Smith, Patricia Young  Roanoke Times

Smith Patricia Young April 27, 1943 September 16, 2018 Patricia (Patsy) Young Smith, 75, of Rocky Mount, Va., passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018.



Rocky Mount voters have choice for mayor in Tuesday election  Roanoke Times

When voters in Rocky Mount cast their ballots Tuesday, they'll have two candidates with experience from which to choose: Mayor Steve Angle and Vice Mayor ...



Plans clarify for new career and tech center  Franklin News Post

A vision for Franklin County's new career and technical education center, and the price tag along with it, are becoming clearer.



After nearly 65 years of service, Franklin County High School secretary says goodbye  Roanoke Times

ROCKY MOUNT — Margaret Motley knows Franklin County High School better than probably anyone.



Independence Day festival set for July 1 | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County's annual Independence Day Festival is set for Friday, July 1 on the Franklin County High School football field.



4th of July fireworks displays across Roanoke, Lynchburg and Southwest Virginia  WSLS 10

The 4th of July is coming up and that means fireworks displays will be all across Virginia!



Comets boys rally to top Franklin County High School  YourGV.com

The Halifax County High School varsity boys soccer team rallied to score back-to-back goals in the second half and edged Franklin County High School 2-1 ...



Safe events planned for Halloween in Franklin County  Franklin News Post

The Rocky Mount Police Department will host a Trunk-or-Treat Halloween event on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the back parking lot of the police ...



Boones Mill gets new town councilman | News  Franklin News Post

Residents of Boones Mill elected one new town councilman on Tuesday, and Rocky Mount re-elected its mayor.



Three generations serve in four wars | Military  Franklin News Post

Not many birthday parties can claim to have partygoers from three generations representing military *service* in four wars. But that was the case on Oct. 1 as ...



Moving Wall honors Vietnam veterans  Smith Mountain Eagle

A woman approached James L. Jordan during a retelling of his experience in Vietnam.



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.



Franklin County High School remembers student who died in car crash over the weekend  WDBJ7

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ7) Saturday afternoon, police said that 16-year-old Joshua Hodges was driving down Providence Church Road in Franklin County, ...



Schools introduce new tech program | News  Franklin News Post

A new way of learning has made its debut within the Franklin County Public Schools system this year: a year-long academy called New Tech at Gereau and is ...



Fundraiser for local sickle cell anemia group next weekend  Franklin News Post

The annual Blue Ridge Association for Sickle Cell Anemia (BRASCA) fundraising walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Franklin ...



4 candidates seeking Rocky Mount seat on Franklin County School Board  Roanoke Times

Seven people are seeking four seats on the Franklin County School Board in the November election.



Top county students honored | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County School Board members heralded the accomplishments of Franklin County students Monday night during a recognitions ceremony in the ...



Late rally falls short; Comets fall to Franklin County HS 35-28  YourGV.com

ROCKY MOUNT — It is rare that the opening play of a football game decides the outcome, but it was the case for Halifax County High School in Friday night's.



Comets JV softball team nets pair of wins  YourGV.com

The Halifax County High School junior varsity softball team kept its early-season record unblemished Tuesday night with a 13-0 win over Patrick County High ...



CASEY: Obsession with TV show led him to a career  Roanoke Times

Out of a workshop attached to his humble home in rural Franklin County, Dante Colie produces full-scale working replicas of K.I.T.T., a car made famous by the ...



Madison County High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Smith Mountain Lake Open in Virginia  FishingWorld.com

The Madison County High School duo of Connor Hughes of Brightwood, Virginia and Brian Canterbury, of Madison, Virginia, brought a five-bass limit to the ...



Roanoke Valley student earns best in category at international science fair  Roanoke Times

A judge at the International Science and Engineering Fair hadn't finished announcing the names of the winners, but Logan Dunkenberger was confident she'd ...



SPORTS BRIEFS: Blue Devils to play in Sandlot Super Bowl  Franklin News Post

SALEM – Franklin County Blue Devils, coached by Nathan Angle, have advanced to the 2018 Jim Carroll Regional Sandlot Super Bowl and will play for the 10U ...



Apple Festival returns with new leadership | News  Franklin News Post

The Apple Festival is back on its feet under new leadership and will take place this Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. along Main Street in Boones Mill.



Fourth of July fireworks shows in Roanoke and surrounding areas for 2018  virginiafirst.com

Several Independence Day fireworks displays are set to take place on the 4th of July.



First football coach, superintendent passes away | News  Franklin News Post

Cyrus I. (Cy) Dillon Jr., Franklin County High School's first football coach who later led the local school division as its superintendent from 1969 until his ...



Conference brings county native home | News  Franklin News Post

Capt. Norman Gray was given the rare opportunity to return to his Franklin County home for work this week. The 29-year veteran of the Virginia State Police is ...



Franklin County millennials buck generation's trends | News  Franklin News Post

Living in Rocky Mount, Tori Melson doesn't have to watch her kids like a hawk when they play outside. Franklin County provides a safe environment with low ...



Students to audition for annual talent show | News  Franklin News Post

Auditions are being held for “Franklin County's Got Talent 2017” from 5-7 p.m. on March 22 and 23. The try-outs will take place in the Dorothy Phelps Student ...



Fourth of July festivities and firework shows in the area  WDBJ7

(WDBJ7) Are you looking for somewhere fun to go to celebrate Independence Day? We have accumulated a list of Fourth of July festivities and firework shows in ...



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.



Franklin County names Teacher of the Year | News  Franklin News Post

Shannon Brooks, an eighth-grade English teacher at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, was named Franklin County's Teacher of the Year.



FCHS's first black students 'survived' tough times on bus  Franklin News Post

It would be hard for today's youth to imagine a time when the color of one's skin determined which school they would be allowed to attend.



FCHS choir director retires after 40 years | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County High School Choir Director Kathy Carter has retired after 40 years of teaching music. She is pictured with a FCHS senior choir student, Lida ...



PHCC men's basketball coach Wade dies from injuries in a car accident  Roanoke Times

MARTINSVILLE — Patrick Henry Community College men's basketball coach and former Franklin County High School standout Kenny Wade has died as a ...



Seventy new teachers, counselors begin school year | News  Franklin News Post

Over 70 new teachers and counselors will begin work next week for Franklin County public schools.



Postal employee to seek seat on Franklin County School Board  Roanoke Times

Jeff Worley announced he will seek to represent the Rocky Mount District on the Franklin County School Board.



Free patient transport service aims to grow | News  Franklin News Post

A free non-emergency transportation program has been up and running for a year in Franklin County but hopes to expand its reach to people in need throughout ...



In total, Smith's career at Franklin County has been a success  Roanoke Times

The senior quarterback is closing in on 2000 career yards rushing and passing.



Oldies picnic set for Saturday | News  Franklin News Post

The fifth annual “Oldies Class Picnic” is set for Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Franklin County Recreation Park for all members of Franklin County High School's ...



P.E. teacher granted bond in sexual battery case  Franklin News Post

One week after being jailed on sexual assault charges, a longtime Franklin County teacher has been granted bond.



BFMS fall tryouts, first practice dates are set  Franklin News Post

Benjamin Franklin Middle School competes in six sports during the fall athletic season: football, volleyball, cross country, golf, tennis and cheerleading.



Voter registration deadline approaches in local counties  Smith Mountain Eagle

Registrar's offices in Bedford and Franklin counties are gearing up for the upcoming midterm elections.



Late rally lifts Franklin County HS to 73-64 win over Comets  YourGV.com

It was another chapter of an all too-familiar story. Halifax County High School held a 25-point lead over Franklin County High School with just over a ...



Comets fall to Franklin County HS 72-60; face GW Saturday  YourGV.com

ROCKY MOUNT — A game the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team needed to go its way Friday night didn't.



Franklin County P.E. teacher granted bond in sexual battery case  Roanoke Times

ROCKY MOUNT — One week after being jailed on sexual assault charges, a longtime Franklin County teacher has been granted bond.



Fentanyl drug found in Franklin County with confirmed case  Franklin News Post

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that its deputies have recently come in contact with the deadly drug fentanyl in Franklin County.



New fitness club coming to Rocky Mount | Storefront  Roanoke Times

A new Workout Anytime is headed to Franklin County and more locations could be on the way as the franchise expands in Virginia.



PD Volleyball Roundup: Bassett, Patrick County fall in semifinals  Martinsville Bulletin

Winning the Piedmont District tournament doesn't do anything for any team in terms of their seeding.



111 Franklin County students attend VWCC tuition free | News  Franklin News Post

One hundred and eleven graduates of Franklin County High School are attending Virginia Western Community College this fall tuition-free, thanks to the ...



Two suspects held in Wirtz shooting  Franklin News Post

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is reporting an altercation at a home in Wirtz resulted in the shooting of a man and the injuring of a teenage female, which ...



FCHS students get close-up look at career in EMS  Franklin News Post

Carilion's Lifeguard 10 helicopter flew into Franklin County last week to let FCHS's EMT class get a first-hand look at the equipment on board. In the front row, ...



Roanoke July 4 Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide  Patch.com

Roanoke July 4th Fireworks Guide - Roanoke, VA - Here's your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in and ...



MIDDLE SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD: BFMS sweeps district meet  Franklin News Post

Displaying scoring depth in all events, Benjamin Franklin Middle School's boys' and girls' track and field teams swept Saturday's 2017 Junior Piedmont District ...



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