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May 23

Franklin County Earns Haul of Best of Virginia Honors

Posted on May 23, 2022 at 10:45 AM by Elizabeth Campos

Franklin County swept the “Best of Virginia 2022” awards season! While we couldn’t be prouder, it’s no surprise to any Franklin County local. We all know Franklin County is a gem. From beautiful outdoor spaces to fantastic cultural events, Franklin County shines.


Results from the statewide Virginia Living Best of Virginia 2022 will be featured in the May 2022 special issue. Winners were selected as part of a reader survey with online voting earlier this year.


Check out the winners below, and then pay them a visit to celebrate! 

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Barbecue Restaurant

1st:  Buddy’s BBQ


Burger Joint

3rd:  Rocky Mount Burger Company


Fine Dining

2nd:  Ippy’s


Ice Cream Shop

1st:  Homestead Creamery


Farmers Market

3rd:  Rocky Mount Farmers’ Market



1st:  Twin Creeks Distillery

3rd:  Franklin County Distilleries



3rd:  Blue Ridge Folklife Festival


Music Venue

1st:  Harvester Performance Center


Special Event Venue

2nd:  Harvester Performance Center


K-12 Independent School

2nd:  Christian Heritage Academy


Bed & Breakfast

1st:  Early Inn at the Grove


Historic Site

3rd:  Booker T. Washington National Monument


Tourist Attraction

1st:  Blue Ridge Parkway


Dance Studio

1st:  A-List Dance Academy


Home Health Provider

2nd:  Carilion Clinic Home Care


Obstetrics and/or Gynecology Practice

1st:  Carilion Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology


Ophthalmology/Optometry Practice

2nd:  Vistar Eye Center

3rd:  Eye Care & Surgery 


Orthopedic Practice

1st:  Carilion Clinic Orthopedics


Physical Therapy Practice

1st:  Carilion Clinic Therapy and Rehabilitation


Primary Care Practice

1st:  Carilion Clinic Family Medicine


Greenhouse and Nursery:

2nd:  Blackwater Nursery & Landscaping


Home Furnishings Store

3rd:  Virginia Furniture Market


Auction Company

2nd:  Anderson Auction Service


Bank/Credit Union

1st:  Carter Bank & Trust

2nd:  Atlantic Union Bank

3rd:  American National Bank and Trust



1st:  Center Stage Catering


Consignment Shop

1st:  BloomingDeals


Fine Jewelry Store

3rd:  Haywood’s Jewelers


Florist Shop

2nd:  Flowers by Jones

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