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Yesterday | Franklin News-Post

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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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Glade Hill, VA, Callaway, VA, Wirtz, VA, Virginia

Yesterday | Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Callaway, VA, Southeast Asia, Philippines, World News, Rocky Mount, VA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Pittsylvania County, VA

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Ferrum, VA, Callaway, VA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

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.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Home Gardening, Home

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Glade Hill, VA

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Drugs

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Washington Examiner

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.

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Related Topix: Virginia, African-American, Boones Mill, VA

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA

NBC29

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)

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Related Topix: African-American, Boones Mill, VA, Virginia, Rural Retreat, VA, Agriculture, Science

Franklin News-Post

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)

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Radford University

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Penhook, VA, Martinsville, VA, Henry County, VA

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science

Fri Jun 20, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Henry, VA

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Callaway, VA, Boones Mill, VA, Rocky Mount, VA

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