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  1. Therapist realizes dream to serve seafoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Franklin News-Post

    Joe Bryant straightens up the kitchen before opening The Sea Captain restaurant for the day. The Sea Captain celebrated its ribbon cutting Friday.


  2. Boys' High School Basketball: Jayvees win back-to-back gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | Franklin News-Post

    Treavon Taylor paced a trio of double figure scorers Wednesday as Franklin County edged Patrick Henry -Roanoke 54-49 in a non-district boys' junior varsity basketball game at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium. With the win, the Eagles avenge a seven-point, 58-51 setback to the Patriots from earlier this season.


  3. Boys' High School Basketball: Eagles run winning streak to 3 gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | Franklin News-Post

    Franklin County forward Nathan Brooks catches a pass in the post in front of a Patrick Henry defender during Wednesday night's Eagles' triumph at home. Jacob Smith accounted for 10 of his team's 24 field goals Wednesday as Franklin County's boys' basketball team won its third straight game, a 14-point, 67-53 triumph over Patrick Henry in a non-district contest at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.


  4. High School Basketball: Smith's career-best 30 points paces EaglesRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 1 | Franklin News-Post

    An early, almost matinee tip off didn't seem to bother Franklin County in its Piedmont District boys' varsity basketball contest against Bassett Tuesday at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium. The Eagles netted 20 or more points in each of the game's first three quarters and cruised in the final, eight-minute frame for an 87-69 triumph over the Bengals.


  5. High School Swimming: FCHS girls split double dualsRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    Franklin County's girls' varsity swimming team split a pair of Piedmont District double duals Friday at the Franklin County Family YMCA's William Lee Cooper Aquatic Center, while the boys' varsity squad lost twice. The Eagles' girls' defeated Martinsville, 116-33, and lost to Bassett, 87-81, while the Eagles' boys' fell to Martinsville, 64-49, and to Bassett, 85-47.


  6. High School Basketball: Eagles sweep Bengals in Piedmont twinbillRead the original story

    Jan 16, 2017 | Franklin News-Post

    Franklin County's boys' varsity basketball team recovered from a 10-day, weather-related layoff and a sluggish first-quarter start Friday night for a 74-57 Piedmont District boys' varsity basketball triumph over Bassett. The Eagles , who won their fourth straight game, used their marksmanship from the 3-point arc to jump-start their performance on the Bengals' home floor.


  7. Franklin County on the MatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    On Saturday, the Eagles completed two days of competition in the annual Knights of the Roundtable tournament, hosted by Cave Spring, and finished 15th out of 19 teams with 68 points. Brown placed third at 170 after claiming a victory by major decision in the consolation finals.


  8. High School Boys' Basketball: Eagles begin Hering's second season tonightRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    In Tom Hering's first season as Franklin County's varsity boys' hoops boss, the Eagles got behind the proverbial eight ball early. An 0-5 start, one that included an overtime loss and a double-overtime setback didn't set the tone for a 10-14 finish, but the Eagles certainly don't want a repeat of it when they embark on year No.


  9. FOSTER, Bobby JoeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    FOSTER Bobby Joe Mr. Bobby Joe Foster, 37 of Rocky Mount, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Martinsville on July 27, 1979.


  10. High School Cross Country: Eagles place second, third in Piedmont meetRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    Franklin County's girls' and boys' cross country teams finished second and third in a Piedmont District meet at the Smith River Sports Complex. Magna Vista, Martinsville and George Washington-Danville each entered runners, but each did not field complete team.


  11. High School Volleyball: Eagles sweep Bassett, 3-0Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    Franklin County totaled 32 kills and registered a .261attack percentage Thursday en route to a 3-0 Piedmont District volleyball victory over Bassett at Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium. The Eagles' victory is their second this season over Bassett, which is led by former Ferrum College student-athlete Julie Firebaugh, who is in her first year as the Bengals' head coach.


  12. High School Football: Eagles host Warriors in Piedmont playRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    The next-to-last and last football games of a six-game home slate are on the horizon for Franklin County's varsity football team. FCHS begins that series of games tonight at C.I. Dillon Stadium against two-time reigning Group 3A state champion Magna Vista .


  13. High School Cross Country: Garcia, Franklin County girls win Piedmont meetRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    Julia Garcia captured top individual laurels and Franklin County's girls' varsity squad claimed top team accolades Wednesday in a Piedmont District cross country meet at Rotary Field. In winning the girls' five-kilometer race, FCHS scored 25 points, followed by Patrick County , Bassett , Halifax County , Magna Vista and George Washington-Danville .


  14. Last two defendants sentenced for Moneta break-inRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    The final two co-defendants have been sentenced for a Rocky Mount break-in that, however briefly, yielded thousands of dollars in cash and some valuables, including more than a dozen firearms. On Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court, James Paul Trent, 28, of Bassett pleaded guilty to five felonies: breaking and entering, plus four counts of larceny at a business called Dock Solutions in October 2015.


  15. High School Football: Scoring spree stops homecoming slideRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    Franklin County running back Shaun Manns breaks free from two Bassett defenders en route to the end zone during the second half of Friday night's 54-28 homecoming game victory by the Eagles which enabled them to square their Piedmont District record at 1-1 and even their overall mark at 3-3. Franklin County High School presented its annual homecoming honors at halftime of Friday night's 54-28 Piedmont District football victory over Bassett at C.I. Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.


  16. High School Football: Eagles look to square marks on homecoming, face BassettRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    Franklin County quarterback Kaleb Smith tries to escape a group of Pulaski County defenders during a non-district contest between the Eagles and the Cougars. FCHS returns to C.I. Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field for the first time since that game tonight when it takes on Piedmont District rival Bassett for homecoming.


  17. Heist yields lucrative haul, then prison timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    And the payoff was surprisingly lucrative -- thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry, plus more than a dozen firearms, all taken from a Franklin County business. But barely a day after those thefts occurred, two men had already been charged in an investigation by Virginia State Police, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the sheriffs' offices for Franklin, Henry and Charlotte counties.


  18. Robertson works two innings for winning West All-StarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    Righthander Nicholas Robertson wipes the sweat from his brow after departing the mound in a winning effort against Piedmont District rival Bassett during Franklin County's 2016 prep campaign. Robertson, a James Madison University signee, completed his high school career Wednesday night by pitching two innings for the winning West squad in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star game at Liberty University.


  19. Local Golf: Haley-SML Juniors tees off todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    John-Hatcher Ferguson, a rising junior at Franklin County and a standout on the Eagles' golf team, is competing for top accolades in the premier division of the 26th annual Andrew Haley Memorial-Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club Junior Open golf tournament. HUDDLESTON - Play begins today in the 26th annual Andrew Haley Memorial-Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club Junior Open golf tournament at Mariners Landing Golf and Country Club with the reigning titleholder in the event's premier division is search of a repeat championship.


  20. PARKER, Jerry DanielRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2016 | Franklin News-Post

    PARKER Jerry Daniel Jerry Daniel Parker, 63, of Henry Road, Henry Va. passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at his residence.


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