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Canned goods blue ribbon contest set for Oct. 17

One of the things people missed most from the Franklin County Agricultural Fair this year was the competitive exhibits. Read more

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Rocky Mount neighbors: Obituaries for September 26

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

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Rocky Mount neighbors: Obituaries for September 25

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

Broadband internet projects approved for three lake communities

Broadband internet is coming to three more lake communities thanks to funding from the CARES Act. The Franklin County Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward during a broadband authority meeting Sept. 15. Read more

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Making hay

On a quiet stretch of Jacks Mountain Road in Glade Hill, three generations of Cundiff family members baled hay with help from farm hands on… Read more

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New virtual learning platform gets mixed reviews from parents

School has been back in session for three weeks in Franklin County and teachers, parents and students have been working together to learn h… Read more

Rides available for early voting

The Franklin County Democratic Committee and the Smith Mountain Lake Democrats are providing free rides to those who need transportation to… Read more

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Cruising to the end of summer

The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society participated in a cruise Sept. 19 on Smith Mountain Lake. Six boats… Read more

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Featuring Franklin County's nature

Kylie Jackson took this photo of her cat, Taylor, investigating a praying mantis outside her Glade Hill home in 2019. Read more

Sidewalk sale to be held Saturday in Rocky Mount

From STAFF REPORTS Read more

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A look at each state's best county to live in

What makes a county great? Take a good mix of outdoor activities and cultural attractions, throw in good schools, job opportunities, and affordable housing, and you'll likely have happy residents. Read more

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The 15 best-paying low-density cities in the U.S.

For families seeking a less crowded place for health and safety reasons, but also wanting to maintain a comparable salary, there are several locations to consider, especially in the South and the Midwest.  Read more

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The best-paying cities for millennial women

Not only are millennial women earning more today than previous generations, but they are more likely to participate in the labor force.  Read more

Sports

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A race to the finish line

Two racers, with two others and several homes and docks in the background, race to the finish line of Saturday’s eighth annual Stand-Up Pad… Read more

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VACA alters the starts of its sports seasons

By STEVEN MARSH Read more

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Southwest Virginia Academy scores a pair of sweeps

Southwest Virginia Academy (SVA) of Roanoke scored individual and team sweeps in a regular-season cross country meet Tuesday at Christian H… Read more

Opinion

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Fun things to do in the fall with family

With the early blast of fall weather this weekend, there will inevitably be an increased focus on outdoor activities. Unfortunately, many o… Read more

The politics of prayer

Politics and prayer — how do these two seemingly unrelated words go together? Read more

Don't underestimate how much God wants to help

Pastors are often said to be in a helping profession. That is a vague way of categorizing what we do. However, there is some truth to that.… Read more

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Trails at Booker T. Washington National Monument offer hikers a historic view

The primary reason most people hike is that they all share a love for the outdoors and enjoy the sights and treasures of nature. These same… 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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