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Franklin County FFA members and technical school students “learn​ to do and live to serve” at County Ag Fair  WFXRtv.com

FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA (WFXR) – The Franklin County Agricultural Fair is in full swing in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Technical School students and FFA members ...



Eagles face Patrick Henry in final preseason game  Franklin News Post

ROANOKE – Franklin County and Patrick Henry conclude preseason play tonight when the two former Roanoke Valley and Western Valley district and Class 6 ...



Franklin County jayvees open season at home  Franklin News Post

Franklin County's junior varsity football team opens its 2019 season against Liberty-Bedford Thursday at home.



Franklin County to develop pathway to health careers at high school  Roanoke Times

Administrators at Franklin County High School are working to develop a program that will give students a head start on a career in the health sector.



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 ...



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 ...



Eagles score cross country sweep  Franklin News Post

STUART – Freshman Nathan Atchue and senior Clayton Stanford crossed the finish line first and second for Franklin County Tuesday in a boys varsity cross ...



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 ...



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.



Custodial staff prep buildings for the return of staff and students  Franklin News Post

By LEIGH PROM. While Franklin County students and teachers are on summer break, such is not the case for school custodians. Summertime means ...



Panthers men's soccer match at Methodist is postponed  Franklin News Post

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Ferrum College's non-conference men's soccer match against Methodist (North Carolina) University, scheduled for Wednesday, was ...



SML Lions Club Honors Franklin County High School Students  Franklin News Post

Submitted by Cindy Decker. The Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club Scholarship Trust and the SML Lions Charitable Corporation announced 13 scholarships at ...



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.



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 Air Force JROTC earns high ranking  Franklin News Post

The Air Force JROTC instructors and cadets of Franklin County High School earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards” — the highest ...



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.



Faculty Fun in Franklin County Schools | News  Franklin News Post

Franklin County teachers and administrators have been building 7-foot towers, sawing through logs, loading cows onto a transport truck and completing other ...



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 ...



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 ...



Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary awards four Franklin County High School seniors scholarships  Franklin News Post

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Dorothy S. Anderson Scholarships were awarded to four Franklin County High School seniors who plan to pursue ...



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 ...



Self-defense fundraiser educates women while honoring a Franklin County woman  Franklin News Post

More than just money for the Stephanie Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund was raised last Wednesday at the Shively Electric Community Room in Rocky ...



New band director wants to take school to the next level  Franklin News Post

The first day of classes isn't until next week, but Franklin County High School's new band director is already hard at work pushing his students to new heights.



Franklin County teams remain alive in tournaments  Franklin News Post

VINTON – Franklin County's 11-12 All-Stars have advanced to the championship game of the District 7 Ozone baseball tournament at Vineyard Park.



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 ...



Cobbs, Weeks receive state and local educator awards  Franklin News Post

Franklin County Schools and a state professional organization honored two local educators this month. Benjamin Franklin Middle School principal Bernice ...



Franklin Co. schools pleased with first year of secondary learning center  Roanoke Times

ROCKY MOUNT — Franklin County's secondary learning center, an alternative to out-of-school suspension, prevented 1824 absences in its inaugural year.



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.



Fireworks safety reminders for July 4 | News  Franklin News Post

Fireworks start an average of 18500 fires per year, including 1300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires and 16900 outside and other fires, nationally. These fires ...



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 ...



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 ...



Franklin County to scrimmage Bassett and Patrick Henry  Franklin News Post

Both of Franklin County's 2019 preseason football games will be played on the road.



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!



Baseball program to conduct youth camp in July  Franklin News Post

Franklin County's baseball program has scheduled its annual summer youth camp for Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 25 at W.W. Naff Jr. Field on the ...



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 ...



Franklin High School JROTC cadets complete leadership program  Franklin News Post

Seven cadets from Franklin County High School's Air Force JROTC program successfully completed the 19th annual Mountaineer Cadet Officer Leadership ...



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.



FCHS students pass certification | News  Franklin News Post

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



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.



Benefit softball tournament is Saturday  Franklin News Post

A select team softball tournament with proceeds benefiting the Franklin County family of Larry and Delores Anderson is set for Saturday, July 27 at the Benjamin ...



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 ...



FCHS Fly Girls Dance Team to host camp  Franklin News Post

The Franklin County High School Fly Girls Dance Team held its summer dance camp last week at the Essig Recreation Center to prepare for the upcoming ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Cundiff seeks reelection as supervisor | News  Franklin News Post

From STAFF REPORTS. Tommy Cundiff, Union Hall representative on the Franklin County Board of Supervisors since 2015, has filed for reelection. Cundiff is a ...



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 ...



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.



2018 GRADUATION ISSUE | News  Franklin News Post

Pictures of Franklin County High School and Christian Heritage Academy's graduating seniors are in today's edition of The Franklin News-Post along with other ...



State of our schools: Career and technical programs face tight quarters in 2 counties  Roanoke Times

It's a tale of two counties, but really one of an entire state seeking solutions to how to update or replace outdated school buildings based primarily on local ...



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

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



Dudley seeks re-election as commonwealth's attorney | Local News  Smith Mountain Eagle

Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Allen "A.J." Dudley, Jr. has announced his bid for a second term in office.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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

It's nearly time to celebrate America's 243rd birthday and that means fireworks displays will be all across Virginia! Here is a list of more than 30 fireworks displays ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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, ...



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.



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, ...



County EMS receiving new system for administering medicine to children  Franklin News Post

Each year, about 7000 children die and 140000 are injured due to dosing errors performed by medical personnel.



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.



Schools introduce new tech program | Local  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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Three generations serve in four wars | News  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 ...



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 ...



Moo Moo Cha Cha delights local children | Local  Franklin News Post

By ANGELA H. HILL. About two years ago, Franklin County native David Mack was perusing the menu in a Chinese restaurant when he came across a dish with ...



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 ...



17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast  Franklin News Post

Pigg River Community Center is hosting its 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast Jan. 21 at 8 a.m. The community center is located at 2410 South ...



Ferrum College student hosts school supply fundraiser | News  Franklin News Post

Ferrum College Sophomore Savannah Farris exemplifies the college's motto of “Not self, but others.” Farris has organized a school supply fundraiser to help ...



EAGLE ELEMENTARY INVITATIONAL  Franklin News Post

Members of Windy Gap Elementary School's track and field team celebrate after retaining possession of the travelling trophy that goes to the winner of the 19th ...



Seniors receive awards for academic excellence | News  Franklin News Post

Over a hundred students at Franklin County High School were honored during the Academic Awards ceremony on May 11 at Franklin County High School.



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.



Women in agriculture on the rise nationally, locally  Franklin News Post

By ANGELA H. HILL. Traditionally speaking, agriculture as a profession drew more men than women due to the heavy physical labor required in managing ...



Walmart hosts Black History program | Local  Franklin News Post

By ANGELA H. HILL. Every year for 15 years, as many as 200 people gather in the produce section of the Rocky Mount Walmart to celebrate Black History Month ...



Six SW Virginia high schools to receive $37,500 grant for new technology  WDBJ7

(WDBJ7) -- Six high schools in Southwest Virginia are among 16 to receive a $37,500 grant to purchase new equipment to upgrade equipment for career and ...



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

Kathy Carter has sung her swan song as Franklin County High School's choir director.



Teacher of the year award honor excellence | News  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 ...



JUNIOR PIEDMONT DISTRCT TRACK AND FIELD  Franklin News Post

Benjamin Franklin Middle School's boys and girls track and field teams competed for team and individual championships Thursday in the Junior Piedmont ...



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'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.



FFE: Mornin' Pep Rally at Franklin Co Video  WDBJ7

Air 7 Flew over the crowd at Franklin County High School - where they got the season started with a bang.



Second-generation point guard leading Franklin County to state tournament  Roanoke Times

Chandler Taylor was 16 months old when his father, Devon Taylor, was a key player for the 2001 state quarterfinalists.



Muterspaugh II, Timothy Ray  Roanoke Times

February 12, 1991 August 16, 2019 Timothy Ray Muterspaugh II, age 28 of Rocky Mount was born on February 12, 1991 and went home with the Lord Friday, ...



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