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Rocky Mount man guilty of placing toddler in scalding water
A Rocky Mount man was found guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court of child abuse and injuring a child for placing a toddler in scalding hot water.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
VABC Special Agents Seize and Destroy Moonshine Still in Franklin County
An investigation by Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control special agents culminated Monday in the discovery and destruction of a 50-gallon operational copper still in the Rocky Mount area of Franklin County.
Rocky Mount Man Found Guilty of Child Abuse
Update: Shaquille Hancock has been found guilty of child abuse and endangerment through negligence, not intentionally.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Franklin County Ag Fair to host dairy and beef cattle show
A highlight of the first agricultural fair in Franklin County in nearly 40 years will be the dairy and beef cattle show on Saturday, Sept.
Three Rocky Mount residents arrested on meth charges
Courtesy Photo: A Rocky Mount man was charged with cooking methamphetamine after investigators seized this one-pot lab and ingredients at a Doe Run residence Friday morning.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Warren Street Festival kicks off Friday
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: A.J. Reeves, from left, Vesper Edwards and Winfred Hopkins, all elder members of the Warren family, will serve as Grand Marshals of the 15th annual Warren Street Festival parade Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. The 15th annual Warren Street Festival kicks off Friday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. along Warren Street and the farmers' ... (more)
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Open horse show set for Sept. 6
The horse show will take place at the Ginther Farm, 3128 Sontag Road in Rocky Mount, within a mile of the fairgrounds at the Franklin County Recreation Park.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Dr. Francis Amos retiring after 39 years
Photo by Morris Stephenson: Dr. Francis Amos gives his thoughts on retiring from practice 39 years after opening Family Physicians with Dr. Jack Bumgardner, his partner and long-time friend.
Firefall to play at Harvester Center Sunday
Publicity Photo: Mellow 70s rockers Firefall will perform Sunday at the Harvester Center in Rocky Mount at 7:30 p.m. With hits like, "You are the Woman" and "Just Remember I Love You," Firefall combines the mellow, easy, country-rock sound that defined the 70s music scene.
Railroad tracks to be removed at Angle Bridge
Photo by Morris Stephenson: The old Norfolk Southern railroad tracks on the north end of Angle Bridge will be removed in the next couple of weeks and the road repaved as part of a larger North Main Street road project.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Pack the Bus' raises $10,000 in supplies
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Over $10,000 worth of school supplies were collected during Friday's Pack the Bus event at Walmart.
The Mavericks to perform at the Harvester
Publicity Photo: The Mavericks, a band that blurred musical genres, will perform at the Harvester Center in Rocky Mount on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. The Mavericks, the country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer, will perform at the Harvester Center in Rocky Mount on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. The post-punk band with deep ... (more)
Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to selling meth
A Rocky Mount man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty last week in Franklin County Circuit Court to selling 0.55 grams of methamphetamine for $100.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Students stand against underage drinking
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Rose Smith, a member of the CHILL Youth Task Force, helps her group place warning stickers on packages of beer at Kroger in Rocky Mount.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Jefferson Center & Harvester partner for show
Publicity Photo: Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist Sam Bush will perform in Rocky Mount on Oct. 30 as a joint production of the Jefferson Center and the Harvester Performance Center.
Pack the Bus' set for Aug. 1
The 15th annual "Pack the Bus" event to collect school supplies for underprivileged children will take place Friday, Aug. 1 at Walmart in Rocky Mount.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
National Guard unit prepares for intense training
The local National Guard unit, the 229th CBRN Company, participated in a drill event last weekend at the Rocky Mount Armory to prepare for a training rotation in Fort Irwin, Calif., in September.
Ferrum man faces up to 20 years for selling steroids
Joseph Jason Denoto, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to distribution of Testosterone Cypionate on Oct. 10, 2013, and Nandrolone Decanoate on Oct. 17, 2013.
Sontag, Rocky Mount students to receive free meals
All students attending Sontag and Rocky Mount elementary schools will receive free breakfast and lunch this year, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Eligibility Provision program.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Local band to open for Ty Herndon at Harvester
Courtesy Photo: Steve Shively and Wildfire will open Thursday night for Ty Herndon's concert at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount.