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Come Home to a Franklin Co. Christmas Set for Friday

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

christmas-posterROCKY MOUNT - This year's Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas will be held Friday, December 2 in Rocky Mount. 

Organized by the Community Partnership for Revitalization (CPR), the 13th annual event will feature Christmas-themed activities, booths, and performances throughout town.

The night starts with a parade at 5:30 p.m. There will be activities for kids at the train depot, along with Santa Claus. Horse and buggy rides will be available along with live music and dancing at the Harvester Performance Center, where the Dry Hill Draggers will perform. 

Festivities will continue through 9 p.m. The event is free. 

For more information, call 540-814-0694.

 

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Barenaked Ladies Coming to Rocky Mount's Harvester Performance Center

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

BNL-ImageROCKY MOUNT - The Barenaked Ladies have announced a Spring 2017 tour that includes a stop in Rocky Mount.

The Harvester Performance Center says the band will perform Tuesday May 2, 2017. 

The multi-platinum band's hits include "One Week", "Pinch Me", and "Brian Wilson" along with many others spanning the 90's into the 2000's. Barenaked Ladies released BNL Rocks Red Rocks in May.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at harvester-music.com or by calling the box office at 540-484-8277.

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Local Football Teams Punch Ticket to Regional Playoffs

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

vhsl logoWith the final VHSL regular season games being completed last Friday night, playoff hopes came to fruition for some while other teams came to the realization their season was over. Teams from our area will compete in the 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A, and 1A regional playoffs beginning this Friday night.

 

Local teams advancing to regional playoffs include:

 

5A South

#7 Patrick Henry (8-2) vs. #10 North Stafford

 

4A West (High Seed Hosts)

#2 William Byrd (9-1) First Round Bye

#3 Salem (9-1) First Round Bye

#5 Amherst County (8-2) vs. #12 Pulaski County (7-3)

#7 GW Danville (7-3) vs. #10 Heritage - Loudoun Co. (7-3)

 

3A West (High Seed Hosts)

#1 Rustburg (8-2) vs. #16 Alleghany (4-6)**

#2 Brookville (8-2) vs. #15 Tunstall (5-5)

#3 Abington (9-1) vs. #14 Northside (4-6)

#4 Staunton River (9-1) vs. #13 Western Albemarle (4-6)

#5 Magna Vista (8-2) vs. #12 Waynesboro (5-5)

#6 Heritage -Lynchburg (6-4) vs. #11 Hidden Valley (5-5)

#7 Lord Botetourt (8-2) vs. #10 Blacksburg (5-5)
#8 Spotswood (7-3) vs. #9 Turner Ashby (6-4)

 

**Alleghany edged out Cave Spring on a head to head tiebreaker by winning in week 4 42-28. Cave Spring misses the playoffs.

 

2A West (High Seed Hosts)

#1 Appomattox (10-0) vs. #16 Virginia (3-7)

#4 Dan River (9-1) vs. #13 Floyd County (6-4)

#6 Glenvar (8-2) vs. #11 Gate City (5-5)

#7 Martinsville (7-3) vs. #10 Grundy (7-3)
#8 Giles (7-3) vs. #9 Marion (7-3)

 
  • The Franklin County Eagles improved on an 0-10 season from a year ago to finish this season with a record of 4-6. The Eagles claimed victories over Liberty (2-8), Christiansburg (1-9), Bassett (1-9), and Halifax County (2-8).
  • Four of Franklin County’s ten opponents will be making an appearance in the 2016 playoffs. These teams include GW Danville (7-3), Pulaski County, (7-3), Heritage (6-4), and Magna Vista (8-2).
  • Franklin County finished their season ranked 11th out of 13 teams in the 6A South Conference 3 & 4. The top 8 teams in this group advances to the regional playoffs.

          6A South Conference 3 & 4 Final Ratings

School Rating Record
1 Manchester 33.9 9-1
2 Colonial Forge 32.1 8-2
3 Thomas Dale 32.1 8-2
4 Riverbend 31.7 7-3
5 Freedom 31.2 8-2
6 James River 28.9 6-4
7 Hylton 27.6 6-4
8 Cosby 26.6 5-5
9 Forest Park 24.9 4-6
10 Woodbridge 23.6 3-7
11 Franklin County 23.4 4-6
12 Gar-Field 20.7 1-9
13 Clover Hill 20.6 1-9