Schools closed Thursday, Friday for Thanksgiving
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
Franklin County schools will be closed for students and staff for Thanksgiving break on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and Nov. 28.
The early opening of schools this year allows first semester and exams to be wrapped up before winter break, which will extend from Monday, Dec. 22 through Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.
Students will return to school from winter break on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, which will mark the beginning of the third nine weeks and second semester.
Schools will again be closed for students and staff on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Santa Ready for Letters
Santa Claus stopped by the Retail Merchants Association office in Rocky Mount recently to check out his mailbox to make sure it's ready to receive letters from children.
The Jolly Old Elf said he is pleased and wants children to drop their letters into the slot, and they will be answered. As of Thursday, 47 letters have already been received.
Santa's special mailbox is located in front of the RMA office beside the Rocky Mount Post Office.