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Q’s ‘Kind Kids Club’ on quest

Ferrum Elementary second-graders share and teach kindness   By SEIJIN HENRY CAMPBELL Special to the Times They share kindness. They make people happy. They make the world a better place. They are Q’s “Kind Kids Club.” The second-graders in Natalie (Mrs. Q)...

MLK Breakfast set for Jan. 15 at Pigg River Community Center

Separate speaker offered for youth   By STACEY HAIRSTON Staff Writer The 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast is set for Monday, Jan. 15 at the Pigg River Community Center. Tickets will be pre-sold at $15 per person. The keynote speaker will be Juanita...

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Pack-a-Sack program needs food donations

By STACEY HAIRSTON Staff Writer Organizers of Callaway Elementary School’s Pack-a-Sack program are accepting donations for students in need. The Pack-a-Sack program provides nutritious and easy-to-prepare foods to approved students who may not eat over the weekend...

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Lady Eagles soar over Magna Vista

By TAYLOR CHITWOOD Special to the Times The Holidays came a few nights early for Head Coach Tony Wright and his Lady Eagle Squad. The Varsity Lady Eagles held on to come out on top against the Lady Warriors from Magna Vista High School. The score-line inside Hawkins...

Jayvee Eagles pick apart Patrick Henry

By TAYLOR CHITWOOD Special to the Times The Franklin County High School Jayvee Basketball Team faced off against the Patriots of Patrick Henry High School at Northside High School on Friday night. The Eagles proved to be too much for the six-man Patriot team, coming...

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J.V. takes bite out of Bulldogs

By DAVID B. CAMPBELL Staff Writer The Jayvee Lady Eagles Tuesday night put a smack-down on the Bulldogs of Martinsville, winning the contest 52-36 in Hawkins Gymnasium. After a slow start in the first and trailing 9-8 after one, the Eagle women scored 11 points in the...

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Smith Mountain Lake

Five brave the cold for Polar Bear Ski Day

SML Water Ski Club celebrates 25th annual event   Members of the Smith Mountain Lake Water Ski Club gathered once again to celebrate the new year with their annual Polar Bear Ski Day Event on Jan. 1. Weather conditions at the site were a balmy water temp of 46...

Survey for proposed SML Center now online

Take 5 minutes to visit before Feb. 12   Full-time and part-time residents in the greater Smith Mountain Lake region are encouraged to log on to to voice their preferences about a proposed multi-purpose facility. Smith Mountain Lake Center...

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