What's in a name?'
Franklin County has its share of those, including the county name itself, which was given in honor of Benjamin Franklin and officially established in 1786.
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Coates chosen for Franklin County Patriot Award
Photo by Katie Shively: Harry S. Coates Jr. of Callaway is presented with the Franklin County Patriot Award by Del.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Stanley files motion to allow board to use Christian prayers
As the attorney for the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, Bill Stanley has filed a motion to remove the injunction ordering the board to cease opening its meetings with Christian prayers.
Rocky Mount man to serve 30 years for murder of 3-month-old boy
A Rocky Mount man will serve 30 years of a 40-year sentence for the murder of a 3-month-old boy in May 2013.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
I have looked forward to every day' of work
Staff Photo by K.A. Wagoner: Capt. Marvin Woods is sporting a new "uniform" for his retirement after a 27-year career in law enforcement and public safety.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Governor McAuliffe Announces 25 New Jobs for Franklin County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that Trinity Packaging Corporation will invest $9.5 million to expand capacity at its operation in the Town of Rocky Mount in Franklin County.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Special ed programs receive DOE grants
Special education programs in Franklin County schools have been awarded two grants from the Virginia Department of Education to help students make the transition from school to work.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
School bus driver retires after 54 years
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Bus driver Paul Holland Jr. of Glade Hill was recognized by the Franklin County School Board in May for his 54 years of service.
Man faces up to 40 years for selling meth
A Rocky Mount man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court to distribution of methamphetamine.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
7 places added to Virginia Landmarks Register
The new entries include a 19th-century railroad depot in Wythe County and Staunton's Booker T. Washington High School, which opened in 1936 as the only high school for African Americans in the city.
Construction slips in May
Construction in Franklin County decreased in May, based on the number of building permits issued and the value of those permits, according to the Franklin County Building Inspections Department.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Harvester revenue tops $250,000
Staff Photo: Attendance at concerts at the new Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount has exceeded expectations with over 7,000 music fans in two months of operation.
Staunton School one of 7 Sites Added to Landmarks Register
A 19th-century railroad depot in Wythe County, a 1930s-era Art Deco-style school that served the black community in Staunton and a historic district in Franklin County dating back to the 1780s and the founding of Boones Mill are among seven places recently approved for listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register by the Virginia Department of ... (more)
Rocky Mount Lions celebrate 90th anniversary
New and returning officers of the Rocky Mount Lions Club include, from left, Ted Futscher, president; Roger Seale, treasurer; James Guilliams, 2nd vice president; Kirk Sampson, district governor; Joe Menefee, 3rd vice president; Tommy Robertson, Lion tamer; Peggy Santrock, one-year director; Jerry Beckner, membership chair; and Joyce Gordon, ... (more)
Two county women vie for Miss Virginia title
Two Franklin County women will vie for the title of Miss Virginia during the 2014 Miss Virginia Scholarship Pageant this week.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Local Cypress trees dying of root rot
Internet Photo: The deaths of Leyland cypress trees all around Franklin County have been blamed on several diseases, such as root rot and Seiridium canker, which causes bright reddish brown twigs and branches.
Man's vision realized by New Vision Baptist
Photo by Faye Hicks: Mike Lyman, a member of New Vision Baptist Church, and several other volunteers work in the "giving garden" at Fork Mountain.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
County again tackling illegal dumping woes
Courtesy Photo: Illegal dumping at green box sites continues to be a major problem in Franklin County, where there are 68 green box sites.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
Head, Heart, Hands and Health' for half a century
Courtesy Photo: The Smith Central Activities Building was the first to be constructed at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake.
Wisteria Ridge showcases county's natural beauty
Taking advantage of Franklin County's natural beauty was at the core of Mary Wray's idea of creating a destination for special occasions, mainly weddings.