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Casey: SML bird watchers seek answers in osprey nest disappearance

There's a mystery down in the Huddleston area, along the southeast reaches of Smith Mountain Lake. For decades, some residents on Lee Drive have delightedly watched a pair of nesting osprey return each spring and raise their babies in an old metal barrel bolted to a wooden pole emerging from a sandy

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-20 17:15:00

Stephenson: Some unexpected news at the hospital

The expression "Expect the unexpected" fascinated me to no end at one time. Then, a long time ago, I made of list of top 10 "unexpected" things, and after a couple of years I cleared my desk and put the list in the trash can. And then last Wednesday came along and of all places, I was in Carilion Ro

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-20 05:15:00

Farm profits nationwide expected to rise after three years of declines

Driven by higher production and livestock prices, farm profits across the country are expected to increase this year following three years of decline, according to the feds. Forecasters project net cash income of $100 billion, a 12.6 percent gain over last year. Net farm income is expected to inch u

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Editorial: Standardized testing needs work

A T-shirt popular in circles where people contemplate such things depicts Albert Einstein on Ritalin, his famously static hair meticulously coiffed and parted and a black cloud hovering over his head where an equation otherwise would appear. So it goes that a subdued Einstein is a slower Einstein, r

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-20 06:30:00

Spirit Ride raises awareness for move over laws

Local police, first responders and tow truck operators participated in the Spirit Ride on Sept. 13, a national event that raises awareness for states' slow down, move over laws. TNT Auto Body Repair and Service Center in Glade Hill hosted the ceremony with members of Franklin County Sheriff's Office

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-20 04:45:00

Cutest baby contest winners earn spot in calendar

Tiny Emerson Hodges won the Franklin County Cutest Baby Contest, the Franklin County Perinatal Education Center announced. Emerson is the daughter of Kristina Love and Dwayne Hodges. She and 12 other babies will be featured along with their fathers with each month in a 2018 center calendar. Emerson

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-20 04:45:00

At the Library: Westlake Library to offer program for infants and parents or caregivers

After a busy summer of books, crafting, story hour and performers at Westlake Library, children are back in school. The regular schedule of story hour and toddler time is in full swing Wednesday and Thursday morning each week. As moms gather their toddlers, preschoolers, books and story hour art pro

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Pioneering legal distillery in Franklin County goes back to country roots

HENRY - With the recent boom in craft distilleries, Chris Prillaman decided he, a native son of the moonshine capital of the world, ought to give it a try. "I figured if they was doing it everywhere else, darn, somebody need to do it around here," he said. So Prillaman started Twin Creeks Distillery

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-09-20 08:00:00

Chamber music recital returns to PHCC

The Chamber Music Ensemble is recalling the magic of a master in the upcoming concert "Mostly Mozart." On Sunday, September 24, hear the ensemble - a company of professional, collegiate, and community musicians - at 3 p.m. in Patrick Henry Community College's Walker Fine Arts Theatre. A few of the p

THE ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-20 13:13:03

Stroller: What inspired the iconic scene in the movie Alien?

TODAY'S WORD is torpor (TOR-puhr). Example: After eating an entire large pizza by himself, Fred slipped into a deep torpor. TUESDAY'S WORD was reticence. It means a reluctance to express one's thoughts and feelings. Example: At a dinner party, a young woman once told Calvin Coolidge, our most retice

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Franklin County Agricultural Fair concludes a successful run

Four days of excitement came to a rousing climax Saturday at the fourth annual Franklin County Agricultural Fair. The final day featured events, booths and staples such as the Midway, petting zoo and agri-zoo. Food included standard fare such as funnel cakes along with fried Oreos. The weather, a pr

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-18 11:06:00

Ferrum College student gives back in mission trip to Haiti

Braxton Wheeler spent more than a week in July on a mission trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.Submitted Many people might think about their first trip out of the country being to an island somewhere with luxurious hotel accommodations, epic landscapes, exquisite vistas, spas and all the food one could e

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-18 04:00:00

Franklin County approves $10 million contract for development at Summit View business park

ROCKY MOUNT - Drivers on U.S. 220 will soon notice activity at the site of Franklin County's new business park, Summit View. The board of supervisors voted on Tuesday to approve a more than $10 million contract with Baker Construction for phase one of the park's development. The work includes constr

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-19 16:12:00

Business success follows sports success at George Wythe

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-18 16:10:00

Boones Mill to make a third try for contractor to renovate old train depot

Boones Mill has money to spend on the renovation of its train depot, but it's struggling to find a builder who will take the project on. The town received a $242,000 transportation alternatives program grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation in fiscal year 2015. Town Manager Matt Lawles

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-18 04:00:00

Eye Site owners work to get back on track after fire

COLLINSVILLE - The Eye Site's Collinsville building was destroyed by fire Sunday, but the staff will still be able to take care of their patients. That's the word from Dr. Julie Brown, who, along with Dr. Shannon Zollinger, owns the business. "We really hit the ground running today," Brown said on

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 03:45:00

Partnership to expand PHCC's offerings in Patrick County

Stuart, VA - A four-way partnership brings expanded community college offerings to Patrick County. The Town of Stuart, Patrick Henry Community College, the PHCC Foundation, and the Patrick County Education Foundation are working together to bring industry training to Patrick County. The partnership

MARTINSVILLEDAILY.COM - 2017-09-18 19:24:05

Local Headlines for Monday, 9-18-17

Not a lot of change today weatherwise with the region remaining within a weakness between building high pressure to the southwest and the Bermuda ridge to the east of Jose. As the system creeps north we could get some isolated showers - otherwise, partly to mostly sunny all week and into the weekend

MARTINSVILLEDAILY.COM - 2017-09-18 10:17:40

Fanatical Botanical: How to pick the perfect mums

It is mum season and they seem to be flying out of the garden centers like they have wings. There are a few rules you should follow when picking the perfect mums for your porch. Here are 3 guidelines to keep in mind. Don't buy them in bloom Mums only bloom once and the blooms may last a few days to

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-19 13:05:00

Court Roundup: Drug, robbery charges among those recently in local courts

COLLINSVILLE - Residents facing drug, robbery, gun, larceny, burglary and other charges had their day in court over the last few days. HENRY COUNTY GENERAL DISTRICT COURT The prosecution dropped but could reinstate a charge of feloniously obtaining money or property by false pretense against Robert

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 04:00:00