Eagle Boys Basketball Advance in Finals, Play Tonight at Home

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

bball17ROCKY MOUNT - After upsetting James River 62 to 56 Wednesday night at FCHS, the Eagle Boys Basketball team will get a chance to advance in the Conference Three finals Friday night at home.

The game will be at home in the central gym at 7 p.m. Admission is $7. 

The oppurtunity was made possible by the number one seed Manchester High School's loss to number four seed Thomas Dale Wednesday.

Now it's the Eagle's turn to try to beat Thomas Dale tonight (Friday).

Win or lose, the Eagles will play in the upcoming Regional Tournament next week.

Keep it on Cable 12 for the home game broadcasts.


YMCA's SML Glacier Plunge is Saturday

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

ySMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE - The Franklin County YMCA is hosting a day full action just in time for a warm start to the weekend Saturday.

The Y's "Mid-Winter Madness" event includes a 5K race, a 10 mile race, and concludes with the annual SML Glacier Plunge.

Events start at 10 a.m. with the Winterfest 10 Miler. The YMCA Snowball 5K begins at 10:15 a.m.

There will be an awards ceremony along with lunch at the Landing Restaurant following the races.

Then at 1:15 p.m., over 100 will brave the cold waters of Smith Mountain Lake for the Glacier Plunge at Bernard's Landing. While the water will be cold, the actual air temperature will be quite comfortable with sunshine. Highs this year will be near 70; a nice warm-up compared to the chilly 40s last year.

Volunteers are still needed and you can still register for the events by calling the YMCA at 540-721-9622.



New E-Mail Address Created for Contacting the Sheriff's Office

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

sh3FRANKLIN CO. - In an effort to give residents of Franklin County an easy way to get in touch with the sheriff's office, a new e-mail address has been created for non-emergencies, Outreach Coordinator H.L. Nolen said Wednesday.


The new e-mail address is:


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"Sheriff Overton advises residents to use this new email address if they have questions or comments related to the Office of the Sheriff," Nolen said. "The sheriff reminds residents to call 911 for emergencies."