Schools to close two weeks for winter break
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
The winter break for Franklin County students and staff begins Monday, Dec. 22.
Students will return to school from winter break on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, which will mark the beginning of the third nine weeks and second semester.
Staff will return to school Friday, Jan. 2.
The early opening of schools for the 2014-15 school year allows first semester and exams to be wrapped up before winter break.
Schools will again be closed for students and staff on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Kids Shop With Cops
Last Saturday, officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) partnered with the Virginia State Police to take Franklin County children Christmas shopping at the Rocky Mount Walmart and then to brunch at Bojangles.
The second annual "Shop with a Cop" event was made possible through contributions from Walmart, Bojangles, other local businesses and individuals. Rocky Mount and Franklin County police officers also assisted children with purchasing family gifts, clothes and school supplies.
Above, DGIF Sgt. Karl Martin takes a moment to pose with Santa and several children while shopping.