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Penn new Miss Pigg River
Malala Penn of Union Hall was crowned Miss Pigg River 2014 at the pageant recently held at the Pigg River Community Center.
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In Rocky Mount
More than half of the $6.5 million proposed budget for the town of Rocky Mount will be spent on public safety and public works.
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Rocky Mount gives to non-profits
A proposed 2014-15 general fund budget of $6.5 million for the Town of Rocky Mount includes contributions for a number of special events.
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News from Rocky Mount, Virginia
The Franklin News-Post P. O. Box 250 310 Main Street, SW Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151 540-483-5113 Fax: 540-483-8013 Motorists using Route 122 can expect delays beginning today as the new traffic signals are placed in operation restricting traffic to one lane at the new Gills Creek bridge construction project.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Funds not yet marked
The estimated $400,000 that Martinsville's planned water/sewer rate hikes would generate in the coming fiscal year is not allocated for anything specific, but the city needs the extra revenue, according to an official.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Drug dealer to serve time in detention center
A Rocky Mount man will be evaluated for the Virginia Department of Corrections detention and diversion center in lieu of prison time for two counts of selling prescription drugs.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Rocky Mount man to serve six years for drug possession
A Rocky Mount man will serve six years in prison for possession of cocaine and methamphetamine and eluding police in September 2013.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
First concert draws 325 music fans to Harvester Center
Rocky Mount's new music venue opened its doors Friday with a crowd of over 325 music fans raising the curtain to see headliner Levi Lowrey and local musicians Kyle Forry and Justin Arnett.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Rocky Mount author writes book for young, black males
Courtesy Photo: Local author Wendy Kellam has published a new book, "Young Black Males: America's Most Wanted," which is available for download on Amazon Kindle.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Harvester Performance Center Opens
Perdue cannot wait to see the newest thing in town when it's in full swing. As a boy this 79 year old remembers the building well.
Pigg River Reopens In Time For Summer-Like Weather
The Virginia Department of Health has given the all clear to folks who use the Pigg River just west of Rocky Mount.
Ticket sales top $52,000 before doors open
Photo by Morris Stephenson: A section of Franklin Street was paved this week in preparation for tonight's opening of the Harvester Performance Center across from the farmers' market.
Man pleads guilty to murder of 3-month-old boy
A Rocky Mount man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 3-month-old boy in May 2013.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Pigg River still posted after manure spill
Photo by Morris Stephenson: Signs were still in place at Waid Park Tuesday morning, warning residents that there may be harmful bacteria levels in the Pigg River as the result of a spill of 30,000-gallons of cow manure into a tributary of the river Friday.
Ply Gem fire not affecting production at Rocky Mount plant
A fire in the office complex at Ply Gem in Rocky Mount Sunday night is not expected to impact production at the window manufacturing plant.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Spill from cow manure lagoon fouls Va. river
Some 30,000 gallons of cow manure wastewater has spilled into the Pigg River in Franklin County, prompting a public health alert.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Manure Spills into Pigg River
About 30 thousand gallons of cow manure wastewater spilled near the intersection of Calico Rock Road and Six Mile Post Road in Rocky Mount last night.
Giant Grub Worms
Garnett "Hambone" Williams of Rocky Mount found these rather large grub worms, the larval stage of a beetle, inside a red oak tree that he cut for fire wood recently.
Harvester Performance Center on schedule for April 11 opening
Photos by Morris Stephenson: The glass door entrance of the Harvester Performance Center is shown under the steel framing.
Stanley crowned Ms. Wheelchair Franklin County
The theme of the MWVA program, "Celebrate Life," showcases the accomplishments of remarkable women who have overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve and accomplish great success.