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A group of young adults from the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps got to experience a wide range of weather during a recent two-week stay at Smith Mountain Lake. The program provided training on small boat handling and boat mechanics for cadets from all around the country.

After starting back up last fall for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic brought most things to a halt, Franklin County JAM held open registration for the new semester on Jan. 18 at the Leonard A. Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration at 4 p.m.

Efforts by the Franklin County Planning Commission to create a new solar farm ordinance for the county was delayed last week. A vote on the proposal was postponed following a public hearing in which several speakers voiced their concerns.

The Franklin County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Aug. 18 agreeing to not adopt any new gun laws. The county joins nearly 20 other localities in the state that have made similar pledges intended to protect Second Amendment rights.