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Recreation, tourism and hospitality focus of May academy class

Recreation, tourism and hospitality were the topics covered in the May Leadership Academy class presented by the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce. The sessions took place May 4 at Drifters restaurant and aboard the Virginia Dare. Four of last year’s students presented their projects on community awareness and needs assessment, according to Cheryl Ward, office administrator for the chamber.
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$143K grant to help Ferrum student success efforts

Ferrum College recently was awarded $143,000 in grant funding by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to support the Carter Center for Academic Success (CCAS) in expanding and initiating programs intended to ensure equity in student outcomes, student academic success and persistence. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is a charitable foundation...
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Furry Friends

With the bluest eyes and the most wonderful disposition, Freckles is a staff favorite. He is nearly 5 years old and weighs 63 pounds. He gets along with other dogs but should not have a home with cats or chickens. He is food motivated and easily trainable. He will need an active family to take him places. Freckles is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
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Terriers claim regular-season title with one-run win over Eagles

VINTON—William Byrd completed Blue Ridge District regular-season baseball play Monday night with a 6-5 victory over Franklin County at Gary Walthall Park/Terrier Field. With the win, the Terriers’ fifth in a row, William Byrd (15-4, 9-1 Blue Ridge District) captures the Blue Ridge District’s regular-season title and the No. 1 seed for the league’s postseason championship tournament this week.
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Eagles blank Terriers in Blue Ridge contest

VINTON - Franklin County's varsity softball team extended its winning streak to four games Monday with a 15-0 shut-out victory over Blue Ridge District rival William Byrd. The Eagles (10-9, 5-4 Blue Ridge District) defeated the Terriers for the second time this season. In those two games, Franklin County outscored...
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Ferrum College graduates first nursing students

Ferrum College celebrated the first graduating class of nursing students at a pinning ceremony held in Vaughn Chapel on Friday, April 22. The 106th commencement ceremony held Saturday, April 23, saw a total of seven students graduating from either the RN to bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) program or the pre-licensure BSN program, which launched in fall semester 2020 and spring semester 2021, respectively.
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CARS Tour Notes: A Trip To Franklin County Speedway

CALLAWAY, Va. — The Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour is set for Franklin County Speedway for the AutosByNelson.com 225 following a one-year hiatus. The late model stock car division will be joined by the pro late model tour, which is running its first race since the Puryear 225 at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on Apr. 9.
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Public safety equipment replacement discussed by supervisors

The May 11 public safety brainstorming session of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors may lead to improvements in the county’s approach to public safety apparatus replacement and equipment maintenance. At the beginning of the meeting, Chairman and Boone District Supervisor Ronnie Thompson boiled down the county’s public safety...
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Eagles edge Terriers, 4-3

Franklin County's boys soccer team netted a pair of post-regulation goals and edged William Byrd, 4-3, in a Blue Ridge District contest. at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field. The Eagles (4-10-2, 4-4-2 Blue Ridge District) won its second straight match. Earlier this season, the two rivals played...
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Deputies search for person who stole items from store in Boones Mill

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to track down the person connected with stealing several items from a store. It happened at the James River Equipment at 76 Taylors Road in Boones Mill on Monday, May 9. When deputies arrived, they were told that the incident happened between 6 p.m. on Monday and 7 a.m. on Tuesday.
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John Deere vehicles stolen from Franklin Co. business

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A number of John Deere vehicles were reported stolen from James River Equipment in Boones Mill. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday to the business, where a John Deere X390 riding lawnmower, a John Deere Gator HPX613, a John Deere 620i Gator and a John Deere 855D Gator were missing.
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John Deere heist in Boones Mill

Boones Mill, VA (May 13, 2022): On Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to James River Equipment, located at 76 Taylors Road in Boones Mill in reference to a report of stolen items. The stolen items include a John Deere X390 riding lawnmower, a John Deere Gator HPX613, a John Deere 620i Gator, and a John Deere 855D Gator.
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SML Women’s Club names 2022 scholarship recipient

Each year, the Smith Mountain Lake Women’s Club (SMLWC) awards a scholarship to a graduating female senior at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount. The recipient must complete a scholarship package listing their activities that demonstrate their leadership values and teamwork in serving the community. The scholarship winner is required to explain her educational and career goals. This year’s winner is Madison Laken Adkins.
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Appalachian Power's efforts to relocate lake debris management operations takes step forward

Appalachian Power is planning to relocate its lake debris management operations to Camp Kilowatt on the shore of Smith Mountain Lake. "The lake debris management team receives reports of debris in the lake through our website, so they need office space to log into their computers," Neil Holthouser, with Appalachian Power, said at a Tuesday evening Franklin County Planning Commission meeting. "...We use a boat in order to scout the lake for debris and then we're calling that back in to the barge and saying, 'Meet us at this location so we can get this debris out.'"
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Franklin County real estate taxes due June 6

In response to citizen requests to reduce the burden of paying all annual real estate taxes during the December holiday season, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors, following a public hearing in March 2020, approved going to twice per year tax collection on real estate for the 2022 calendar year.
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