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Rocky Mount neighbors: Obituaries for January 27

Read through the obituaries published today in Franklin News Post. Read more

Registration opens for COVID-19 vaccine's phase 1b

The Virginia Department of Health’s West Piedmont Health District is registering residents who are in group 1b for the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

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24-hour count of homeless begins Jan. 27

The Point-in-Time Count, a 24-hour count of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 and continue unt… Read more

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Truevine couple celebrates 80th anniversary

On Monday, A.J. and Lillie Reeves celebrated a milestone — their 80th wedding anniversary. A.J., who is now 106, married Lillie, now 97, on… Read more

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Furry Friends of Franklin County

Grover, hound Read more

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Harvester Performance Center general manager to retire in February

Gary Jackson, whom the town hired in 2013 to develop, open and run its experiment in economic development, would go on to book more than 1,000 shows. Read more

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Town closes out year mired in controversy

The controversy that former Rocky Mount Police Department Officer Jacob Fracker and Sgt. Thomas “T.J.” Robertson lit with the selfie they t… Read more

Phoebe Needles Center announces new program Feb. 9

Phoebe Needles Center is hosting a virtual Center for Lifelong Learning program for active senior citizens on Feb. 9. Read more

School board to host emergency meeting Thursday

The Franklin County School Board will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of the school board office (25 … Read more

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Rocky Mount officer says he and colleague fired for participating in U.S. Capitol riot

The town government says the officers' status was changed from administrative leave to suspended without pay on Friday and no further statement will be made until Tuesday. Read more

Business

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The 15 best cities for remote workers

While the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for many businesses and workers, it has led to greater flexibility for workers in some industries.  Read more

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The states with the largest (and smallest) tax burden

While most states rely heavily on three sources of taxes, many of the lowest-tax states for residents generate tax revenue in ways that do not financially burden those residents in a direct way. Read more

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Walmart one-ups Amazon: You don't need to leave home to return packages for free

The retailer announced Monday that it will pick up items shipped and sold by Walmart.com from customers' homes through a new partnership with FedEx.  Read more

Sports

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Eagles fall at home to Read Mountain

Read Mountain Middle School limited Benjamin Franklin Middle School to two field goals after intermission Monday and defeated the Eagles, 3… Read more

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Eagles squads are going virtual

Franklin County’s boys and girls varsity swimming team are not only embracing technology, they’re diving into it. Read more

Opinion

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Perrigan: Virginia’s Rural Students Deserve Better than a “seek to” Mentality

COVID-19 has had a tremendous negative impact on school divisions across the Commonwealth. The impact has been especially negative on rural… Read more

Chauffeur daughter drives mom crazy

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Emily,” has been dating “Ben” for almost two years. Ben is a great guy, aside from one issue that’s been bugging … Read more

Dream big, don't settle

Over the last few years, I have been reading the books that Bob Goff has written. I do not know how I stumbled upon him, but I am glad that… Read more

To the editor: Assassination vs. civil rights

Three of the leading men who were proponents of Civil Rights for all mankind, were all assassinated. Read more

Upcoming Events

Christmas Eve Service

Fork Mountain United Methodist Church will hold service of lessons and carols Christmas Eve at 11:0… Read more

Craft Show at Henry Fork Church of the Brethren

Craft Show at Henry Fork Church of the Brethren Read more

Dyslexia Awareness for a Day

The Parent Resource Center with Franklin County Public Schools will be hosting a FREE training to p… Read more

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Town of Rocky Mount Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Town Code of Rocky Mount and the Code of Virginia, public hearings will be held by Rocky Mount Planning Commi… View details

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Town of Rocky Mount Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Town Code of Rocky Mount and the Code of Virginia, public hearings will be held by Rocky Mount Planning Commi… View details

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Town of Rocky Mount Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Town Code of Rocky Mount and the Code of Virginia, the Rocky Mount Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public… View details

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Town of Rocky Mount Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the Town Code of Rocky Mount and the Code of Virginia, the Rocky Mount Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public… View details

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Trustee Sale of 347 Sandlewood Road

Trustee's Sale 347 Sandlewood Road, Wirtz, VA 24184 (Parcel ID: 0290005401) Default having been made in the terms of a certain Deed of Trus… View details

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Today

49° 28°

Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s.

Humidity:60%
Cloud Coverage:46%
Wind:NE at 6 mph
Chance of Snow:0%
UV Index:3 Moderate
Sunrise:07:25:27 AM
Sunset:05:39:31 PM

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ClearFri
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Partly cloudySat
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Freezing rain nightSun
77%35° 31°
CloudyMon
24%41° 29°
Mostly clearTue
4%40° 25°
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