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Supervisors vote to expand Westlake Library

Extra square footage will provide space for more children’s programs   By K.A. WAGONER Staff Writer The Westlake Library is expanding 1,300 square feet into an adjoining vacant storefront at Westlake Towne Center. The Franklin County Board of Supervisors voted...

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Contestants sought for county pageants

Application deadline is Sept. 30 for Oct. 15 event The Miss Crooked Road and Greater Franklin County Scholarship Pageant Committee is searching for contestants to compete in its third annual scholarship pageant. The combined pageant will be held Sunday, Oct. 15 at...

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Sports

Manns records four TDs in Eagle OT win

By DAVID B. CAMPBELL Staff Writer   In a Varsity match-up last Friday that at times seemed as much a Battle of the Bands as it did a football game, Franklin County took a closing-minute, game-ending drive to the end-zone to knot the score at 21 and then emerge...

Varsity cheer team takes seventh place at Stinger challenge

By DAVID B. CAMPBELL Staff Writer Last Saturday, Franklin County High School’s Competitive Cheer Team placed seventh in the Varsity Division of the Stinger Challenge at Brookville High School. “Overall, we did well, but there’s definitely room for improvement,” said...

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Special teams mistakes cost Ferrum football

By DAVID B. CAMPBELL Staff Writer   Two words: Special Teams. Well, maybe two more: Pic Six. And a number: Ninety Nine. In Saturday’s USA South loss to Averett University, the Ferrum Panthers football team had a field goal blocked, two punts blocked (one returned...

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Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake 2017 Boat Show Awards

                    Peoples’ Choice Award: 1963 18’ Century Sabre “Heaven On A Sunday” Ray McDowell, Newtown, PA Nancy Hampton First Mate Award: Presented to Mrs. Kris Olson, Moneta, VA Judged Awards: Best Chris Craft:...

Volunteers needed to create Christmas baskets

The Agape Center needs volunteer groups to help prepare Christmas gift baskets for children. Preparation for another Christmas season has already begun at the center, according to Karen Baker. “Many hands are needed to augment our team creating baskets for the...

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Hollins University professor to judge SMAC Art Show

Public is invited to reception, awards ceremony on Oct. 13 Smith Mountain Arts Council (SMAC) has announced that Hollins University professor Jennifer D. Anderson Printz will judge the 28th annual SMAC Art Contest and Show, which will take place Oct. 13-15 at a new...

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