Ferrum man to serve 6 mos. for theft, fraud
A Ferrum man will serve six months of an eight-year sentence for stealing hundreds of dollars worth of items from a department store in Rocky Mount last September.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Franklin Co. High School Graduates 480 Strong
Rocky Mount, VA The Class of 2013 graduated Saturday at Franklin County High School, with 480 diplomas handed out during the ceremony.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Woman charged with child abuse out on bond
A Rocky Mount woman, who was indicted two weeks ago by a Franklin County grand jury on charges in connection with the alleged abuse and endangerment of a child, was released on bond Tuesday afternoon.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Manager hired for town's performance center
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Rocky Mount Assistant Town Manager Matt Hankins, right, introduces Gary Jackson at a press conference Monday at the farmers' market.
The Eagle Steppers from Benjamin Franklin Middle School will present their end-of-the-year Step Show Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at Rocky Mount Elementary.
RM woman pleads guilty to drug distribution
A Rocky Mount woman faces up to 51 years in prison after she pleaded guilty last week in Franklin County Circuit Court to three counts of distributing Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Rocky Mount woman charged with child abuse
A Rocky Mount woman was indicted last week by a Franklin County grand jury on four felony charges and one misdemeanor charge in connection with the alleged abuse and endangerment of a child.
Rocky Mount water plant to close June 12 for electrical upgrade
Courtesy Photo: Doug Sprouse with Varney Electric examines the new equipment for the electrical upgrade to the town's water treatment plant.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Antique Farm Days set for June 14 - 16
The 10th annual Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days gets under way June 14 and runs through June 16 at the Franklin County Recreation Park.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Work begins at Harvester Performance Center
Courtesy Photo: Renovation has begun on the new Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount.
Child porn suspect indicted on gun charge
A Rocky Mount man who shot himself in the face after being indicted last month on 50 counts of possessing child pornography has been indicted on a misdemeanor gun charge related to the shooting.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Harvard students study area
Harvard University student and Franklin County native Dan Bowles speaks with Patrick Henry Community College President Angeline Godwin following a bus tour of local attractions with eight other university students.
Waid Park a jewel in the county
These two chimneys are all that remain of the "big house" that used to be home to the Waid family, who started a stagecoach stop at Waid Park in the 1700s.
Fri May 31, 2013
Rider Alert cards available to motorcyclists
The program, designed to help save lives, provides free identification data cards that will help first responders provide accurate medical assistance to motorcyclists involved in serious accidents, according to Division Chief of Operations Billy Ferguson.
Wed May 29, 2013
Cocaine dealer faces up to 80 years in prison
A Rocky Mount man faces up to 80 years in prison after pleading "no contest" Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to two charges of cocaine distribution.
A salute to Americans who gave their lives
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: A crowd of veterans pray at the end of the annual Memorial Day service Saturday at the Franklin County Veterans' Park in Rocky Mount.
Mon May 27, 2013
A badge forgotten
One of the most underappreciated military medals may be the Combat Infantryman Badge, and some local residents want to change that.
Child porn possession suspect released from hospital, arrested
A Rocky Mount man charged with possessing child pornography was released from the hospital Tuesday evening and is now in Roanoke City Jail.
Sun May 26, 2013
Va. man builds buses for the stars
He was 6 months old in 1961 when his mother left him and his two older brothers and their musician father, Edd Easter.
Fri May 24, 2013
Rocky Mount police seek hit-and-run driver
Courtesy Photo: This traffic signal control box at the intersection of North Main and State streets was struck by a vehicle last weekend.