Tuesday Aug 26
Area banks announce merger plan
Martinsville-based MainStreet BankShares Inc. and Danville-based American National Bankshares Inc. announced Monday they plan to merge effective in January, pending approval by regulators and MainStreet shareholders.
Boater released from hospital after being hurt in explosion
A Salem man who was burned when his boat exploded last week at Blackwater Marina in Union Hall has been released from a Roanoke hospital.
Penn new Miss Pigg River
Malala Penn of Union Hall was crowned Miss Pigg River 2014 at the pageant recently held at the Pigg River Community Center.
Speakers air opinions on proposed county budget
About 20 residents addressed the Franklin County Board of Supervisors during a public hearing on the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2014-15 Tuesday night.
School board approves 10-point grading scale
Beginning next year, Franklin County students will receive grades based on a 10-point scale instead of the six-point scale currently used by the school division.