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BREAKING NEWS: Sept. 28 crash results in fatality

83-year-old man dies in Roanoke hospital   A two-vehicle crash on Route 40 on Sept. 28 has resulted in the death of an 83-year-old Glade Hill man. Lee Hunt Harrison died at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital on Oct. 10, according to Sgt. Rick Garletts with the...

State police investigate shooting in Rocky Mount

Officer involved is on paid administrative leave, per town policy   The Virginia State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Rocky Mount Saturday night. The shooting occurred shortly before midnight on Saturday, Oct. 14 when a Rocky Mount Police...

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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 16

The voter registration deadline for the upcoming Gubernatorial election is Oct. 16. Successful registration enables all eligible Virginia voters to cast their ballot in the upcoming election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, according to the Virginia Department of Elections. To...

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Sports

Ferguson plays Pebble Beach

By NICOLE PRUITT Franklin County High School   John Hatcher Ferguson just returned from hanging out with some pretty heavy hitters. They also happened to play some golf. Ferguson was nominated by The First Tee Roanoke Valley to travel and play golf in Pebble...

BFMS Volleyball wins, again

By DAVID B. CAMPBELL Staff Writer   The BFMS volleyball team continued its high service percentage, recording a 98% “in” average last Thursday, and finishing off Fieldale Collinsville in rather short order: 25-9 and 25-14. “We served 98% with only one player...

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A River ran through it

Golden Eagles break through levee of defense   By DAVID B. CAMPBELL Staff Writer   Last Friday, Staunton River came to town and proceeded to carve a channel through the Eagles team that rushed and emptied into the Eagle end zone. The Golden Eagles sailed to...

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Smith Mountain Lake

Yarn Lovers: Create cozy Christmas covers for kids

Materials will be distributed Oct. 13 and 14   Volunteers are needed to make over 1,500 blankets for children from Franklin and Bedford counties. An open house will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dwelling Place...

Register for Agape’s ‘Run for the Children 5K’

Proceeds of Oct. 21 event will buy Christmas gifts By KAREN BAKER Special to the Times The Agape Center needs residents to help Santa and Mrs. Claus prepare for Christmas by registering to walk or run in the center’s “Run for the Children 5K” on Saturday, Oct. 21. All...

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ACBS to host fall workshop

The Smith Mountain Lake Antique and Classic Boat Society (ACBS) will host a fall workshop on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1100 Oakshire Lane in Wirtz. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for coffee and donuts, and the workshop will continue until noon. The cost is $5 and includes lunch....

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