It began as a poll-tested slogan repeated ad nauseum by those who want to subject us to a one-size-fits-all health insurance program controlled by the federal government, known as “Medicare for All.” When health care analysts, economists and other experts looked more closely at the proposal …
The Democrats are the Kumbaya Party, but now is not a kumbaya time. The GOP is the Unity Party, but it’s not a time that kind of unity either. Of the two, the latter is worse — far worse. Worse, because the unity of the GOP is in full and unflagging support Donald Trump … full stop.
Franklin County Public Schools recently rolled out a video done by students about the Career and Technical Education programs at Franklin County High School. The video was well-done and illustrates not only what the students do as part of the program, but also illustrates the need for new sp…
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2020 has been anything but ordinary, which is why it’s quite fitting that the 17-year cicadas, known as the Magicicada septendecim species, have made their return.
This is the second of a two-part editorial. See the Wednesday, June 10 edition of The Franklin News Post for part one.
This is the first of a two-part editorial. The second part will publish on June 12.
As violent riots have erupted across the nation, resulting in defaced monuments, looted businesses, countless arrests and even death, here in Franklin County those who have stood up for the black community and equality should be proud of their recent peaceful displays.
Given that the weather has turned warmer, more people have been spotted enjoying the outdoors, walking, running and bicycling. And, according to at least one researcher, exercise can help the fight against respiratory issues, including COVID-19.
In case you’re keeping score, it’s been more than two months since Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There has been a lot of anger and disappointment circulating on social media regarding the cancellation of big local events such as the annual Franklin County Agricultural Fair and Independence Day Festival.
The concept of stochastic terrorism has once again proved depressingly, horribly relevant.
For the second year in a row, Virginia has made early voting easily accessible to many. You should absolutely take advantage of it.
With a history that dates back before the American Revolution, Rocky Mount, the 4,900-population seat of Franklin County, is generally a charming place that, like most all rural communities, is striving to find new ways forward in an economy that’s no longer centered on factory jobs. Though some town residents and even a few town council members have been skeptical of Rocky Mount’s most innovative economic development experiment, the creation of the Harvester Performance Center, that music venue has remained a boon to the region since its opening in 2014. Unfortunately, another distinguishing thing about Rocky Mount, especially when it comes to speculations on the inner workings of its tiny town government, is a proliferation of conspiracy theories.
🎧 The hosts discuss the effectiveness of the messaging in the early days of the pandemic, why COVID further divided many Americans and how leadership matters during a crisis.
During an information session on the consolidation of Ashland’s Henry Clay and John M. Gandy elementary schools, Hanover County school officials were asked to consider retaining the Gandy name on the new building.
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"I wish elected officials would spend less time worrying about civic unrest and more time addressing the broken systems that lead to that unrest," says The Times-Dispatch columnist Michael Paul Williams.
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Content by Salem Tourism. For pickers and antiques aficionados, everything old is new again, and there’s certainly plenty of charming territory to explore in the welcoming town of Salem on the northwest outskirts of Roanoke, Virginia.
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Charles Poindexter is the personification of service and of stewardship.
I am writing in response to the article titled “College Intern Puts a New Perspective on Booker T. Washington National Monument” published in your newspaper on Oct. 15, 2021.
Water quality is paramount to maintaining public health
On Sept. 23, 2021 at 5:30 a.m., I found my husband lying on the floor having suffered an apparent stroke.