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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!



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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

Franklin County High School principal Jon Crutchfield presents a plaque and a coin to the members of the inaugural class of inductees into the…



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Winners named in Franklin County Christmas Parade | News  Franklin News Post

There were more than 80 entries in this year's Franklin County Christmas Parade, organized by the Rocky Mount Rotary Club, on Dec. 2. Award winners in six ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



H.S. football: Franklin County shuts out Clover Hill to advance in Region 6B playoffs  Roanoke Times

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



FCHS students pass certification  Franklin News Post

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



Eagle actors soar to Scotland | News  Franklin News Post

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



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 ...



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 ...



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..



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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..



Crutchfield named principal of Franklin County High School  Franklin News Post

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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, ...



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.



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.



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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.



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 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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Town names first African-American vice mayor | News  Franklin News Post

When Billie Stockton was being appointed vice mayor on July 2, he couldn't believe it was actually happening.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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!



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Top county students honored  Franklin News Post

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



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 ...



Mountain Valley Pipeline dominates headlines in 2018 | News  Franklin News Post

One of the largest headline makers of 2018 was Mountain Valley Pipeline project, designed to bring natural gas to Franklin County, as well as Craig, Giles, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Franklin County millennials buck generation's trends  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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



FERRUM COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Wrestling slate includes dual match-up against five-time regional champion  Franklin News Post

Ferrum College takes on Messiah College in Salem in November.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Lord's Acre Sale set for Saturday | News  Franklin News Post

The Lord's Acre/Lord's Hour Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Law parking lot at Franklin County High School.



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 ...



Area Roundup: Warriors sweep Tunstall, Bulldogs split with FC  Martinsville Bulletin

Results from Friday's high school basketball action as well as tickets on sale for Magna Vista's all-day affair with Martinsville in two weeks and more.



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.



Moving Wall honors Vietnam veterans | Local News  Smith Mountain Eagle

A woman approached James L. Jordan during a retelling of his experience in Vietnam. “I just want to shake your hand,” she said. “Thank you for your *service*.”.



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.



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 ...



Becoming more | News  Franklin News Post

It was a wet, dreary evening outside, but inside the Pigg River Community Center, joyful laughter and enthusiastic applause filled the room with warmth and ...



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.



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.



Tiny Miss Franklin County and SML pageant is Saturday  Franklin News Post

The 14th annual Tiny Miss Franklin County and Tiny Miss Smith Mountain Lake Pageant will be held Saturday, April 29, in the Franklin County High School ...



Voter registration deadline approaches in local counties | Local News  Smith Mountain Eagle

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



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, ...



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.



Holidays parade into the Roanoke, New River valleys  Roanoke Times

As the month of November winds down, the holiday parade season begins in the Roanoke and New River valleys. Our helpful list will make sure you're ready to ...



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.



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 ...



Two suspects held in Wirtz shooting | News  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 ...



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 ...



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.



CORRON, Donald Ray  Roanoke Times

CORRON Donald Ray October 18, 2018 Donald Ray Corron, 83, of Moneta, Va. died on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Roanoke, Va. He was preceded in death ...



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 ...



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