Conservation scholarships available
The Blue Ridge SWCD is offering high school seniors and college freshmen (attending school in the areas of Franklin, Henry and Roanoke counties and the City of Roanoke) who are planning a career in natural resource conservation the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 Leo Painter College Scholarship.
The winner of the Leo Painter Scholarship will be also be eligible for the 2015 VASWCD Educational Foundation Inc. Scholarship Awards Program for an opportunity to be awarded an additional $1,000 scholarship through the VASWCD Educational Foundation. Four statewide scholarships are available.
To apply for this college scholarship opportunity, contact Kathy B. Smith at (540) 483-5341, ext. 117, or at KSmith@brswcd.org for a copy of the 2015 Scholarship-Guidelines-Application form.
The Honorable Clyde H. Perdue Jr. Takes Oath
Rocky Mount attorney Clyde H. Perdue Jr., center, took the oath of office as the new judge of Franklin County Circuit Court Friday afternoon. Above, retired Judge W.N. Alexander II congratulates Perdue, while Vickie Perdue holds the family Bible used for the swearing in ceremony.
This is the first time in 42 years that a new circuit court judge has been installed in office in the Franklin County courtroom. The last judge sworn in was the late B.A. "Monk" Davis, who took the oath in 1973.