Self-Defense Martial Arts, Astronomy Part of Library System's Late Summer Events

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

ROCKY MOUNT - The Carilion August 8th “Walk and Talk” will feature the Franklin County bookmobile.  The bookmobile be located at Booker T. Washington Monument from 11 AM to 1 PM.  The public is invited to do the walk and then visit the “library on wheels”, obtain library cards, check-out books and enjoy light refreshments. 


“Self-Defense Martial Arts” class for adults, taught by Bill Pensy of Hwarang Martial Arts Studio, will be held on 3/11/15 at 6:45 PM at the Main Library in Rocky Mount.  No registration required, but wear comfortable clothing.


A salsa-making class led by Virginia Extension Agent Carol Haynes will meet at the Main Library on Wednesday, August 12th from 2-5 PM.  Registration is required by calling 483-3098, option 0.


franklin logo“LOOK UP TO THE STARS” astronomy program is planned for Tuesday, August 18th from 7-9 PM.  Retired NASA physicist Kevin Manning will conduct a visual presentation in the large meeting room followed by an outdoor exploration of the night sky with telescopes.  This event is open to all ages.


“Organize to Downsize” class will be presented at the Westlake Branch by Organizing Specialist Kathy Meckley on Wednesday, August 19th from 1-3 PM.  Please register by calling 483-3098 option 2.


“Blue Ribbon Ready” will be presented by VA Cooperative Extension Agent Carol Haynes at the Main Library from 3:30-4:30 PM.  This event is for anyone who wants to enter something for an exhibit in the Franklin County Fair this September.  Carol will give tips on how to make your item stand out from the rest, and what judges look for as they look over each entry.


AHM/SML Lions Junior Golf Tournament Has 33 Tied Scores

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE - The 66-participant field in the Andrew Haley Memorial/SML Lions Junior Golf Tournament was exceptionally evenly matched as the final tournament scores showed 33 ties. Clearly, the most exciting was the three-way tie for first place among John-Hatcher Ferguson (Rocky Mount VA), William Smith (Martinsville VA), and Alec Terrell (Lynchburg VA). Smith birdied the first playoff hole. Ferguson took second and Terrell third based on their matched cards.

jodyweb2In addition to that high profile tie, the Tournament produced four other ties among the top finishers. Branson Terrell (Lynchburg VA) and Sam Comer (Roanoke VA); Vince Wheeler (Roanoke VA), Derrick Chocklett (Roanoke VA), and Chander Wilkins (Danville VA), and Bryce Varnes (Bassett VA) and Coty Hearn (Bassett VA) all tied for various positions in the 16 to 18 group while Caleb DeBass (Forest VA) and Peyton Spangler (Roanoke VA) tied in the 10 to 13 group.

The club pros resolved those ties by comparing scores on the most difficult holes on the course. Hunter Shelton (Dry Fork VA) won the 16 to 18 boys division outright with a two-day total of 145. Alisa Marie Caraballo (Troutville VA) won the 15-18 girls division with a two-day total of 167. Slade Aliff (Hardy Va) won the Rookie Division with a two-day 147.

Although the heavy rain delay on the first day worried the Tournament organizers, the golfers exhibited the nine First Tee core values of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment as they coped with unusual circumstances.


Self-Defense for Seniors

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in News

fclibrary“Self-Defense for Seniors” at the Westlake Branch Library, Thursday, July 16th at 2:15 PM.  Call 483-3098 option 2 to register for this FREE class.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing to the class.


Franklin County YMCA Partners With Doctors To Improve County's Health

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in News

Rocky Mount, Va. – The Franklin County Family YMCA announced today a new Script Fit program that partners with area doctors to give their patients a “prescription” for exercise. Participating doctors are able to refer patients to the program which includes a YMCA membership, one-on-one training sessions with a certified personal trainer, a full body analysis using the high tech Inbody machine and even email reports of Inbody evaluations. 

This 3 month program is offered at a substantially discounted rate to area residents if referred by their doctor. The patient’s Inbody results are transmitted to the doctor electronically from the Inbody machine and includes body fat, segmental muscle mass and metabolic rate.

“We have seen big personal benefits from this program. One client has lost 3.3 pounds of fat, increased muscle mass by 5 pounds, lost weight overall, reduced visceral fat (the dangerous stuff) by 1 point and the most exciting thing is that blood pressure was reduced by more than 40 points! It was 200/140 and is now 160/90. This program clearly improves our community’s health,” says Pam Turman Fitness Director at the YMCA. 

Script Fit which began in May, is a comprehensive approach to wellness built on accurate health assessments, one-on-one sessions with a certified trainer along with motivation and support.

Participating Franklin County doctors include Dr. Trochim, Dr. Payne, Dr. Tiffany Grace, Dr. Stubbs, Dr. Amos, PA Tina Muse and Dr. Bumgardner among others.

“The YMCA is encouraging all doctors to join this program to help their patients. Because this “win win” program is making a huge difference in our own backyard,” says Turman.

This newest health initiative is a part of a wider YMCA mission to make true wellness available for all residents. Since 1998 the Y has focused on creating a comprehensive approach to building healthy spirt, body and mind across its 3 locations in Franklin County. They offer everything from free weights, to cardio equipment, to group exercise classes, to water exercise and indoor tennis.

For more information on participating in this program as a physician or as a patient Pam Turman at the YMCA can be contacted at 540-489-9622.


Cable 12 Studio Gets a Facelift

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

newsetREDWOOD - Loyal Cable 12 viewers probably noticed a major change on the air this week, thanks to our station's transition to a new set. 

The Rise & Shine set has new walls and fresh paint, along with a different color sceme. We are in the process of decorating the set now, so bear with us as we make changes on the air.

Also the weather now has a larger wall, smoothed surface, and fresh paint, giving it a deeper green look, which allows for better placement of maps in the background. 

Off the set, new walls were put up for an office as well. 

We hope you enjoy the new look as we freshen things up in the studio!

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