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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.
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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.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Cub Scouts collect food for Heavenly Manna
Heavenly Manna Food Bank in Rocky Mount has received over 623 pounds of donated food, thanks to the efforts of local Cub Scouts.
Two arrested in meth case Monday evening
A Rocky Mount man was arrested and charged with cooking methamphetamine Monday evening at a residence on Virgil Goode Highway.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Woman appeals child abuse conviction
A Rocky Mount woman, who has appealed her convictions of child abuse and distribution of drugs, was granted a $10,000 bond Thursday.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Medicaid battle heats up
The battle between Democrats who want to expand Medicaid and Republicans calling for a clean budget has moved out of Richmond and into the communities of Virginia.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to cooking meth
A Rocky Mount man faces up to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to manufacturing methamphetamine and possessing ingredients used to make the drug.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
World's best dobro player heading to Rocky Mount in April
Publicity Photo: Best known for his work as a member of Alison Krauss & Union Station, Jerry Douglas will perform at the Harvester Center in Rocky Mount on April 25. Few artists can claim to be the world's best at what they do.