Pigg River Dam removal nearly complete
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Contractors hired by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service began the demolition process on the Pigg River Dam near the Franklin County Veterans' Memorial Park in Rocky Mount.
No one injured in three residential fires
Courtesy Photo: A fire on Nov. 29 burned through three levels of this residence at 9050 Old Franklin Turnpike in Glade Hill.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Parade one of largest in county history
The weather cooperated and so did residents, as the Franklin County Christmas Parade Sunday was one of the largest in history.
Come Home' celebration set for Friday
Courtesy Photo: Eloise Vass, Libby Bondurant, Pat Jones and Tarah Holland display "Barn Quilt Trail" items that will be part of the annual "Come Home to a Franklin County Christmas" Friday evening.
Rocky Mount man to serve 3 years for demanding money from trooper
A Rocky Mount man will serve three years of a six-year prison sentence for demanding money from a Virginia State Trooper.
Three arrested in theft at store
Two men and one woman were arrested Saturday and charged in connection with the theft of two laptop computers from Walmart in Rocky Mount.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
'Straw' firearms case in Va. awaits US ruling
The prosecution of a Rocky Mount police officer accused of making "straw" purchases of firearms has been delayed until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a similar case involving a former Virginia police officer.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Union Hall man faces up to 5 years for striking another with shovel
A Union Hall man faces up to five years in prison after being found guilty last week of unlawful wounding for striking another man with a shovel at a motel on U.S. 220 in March.
Second-grader to compete in state pageant
Kacie Hodges posed for a picture with Ms. Wheelchair Virginia, Brittany Yates, recently at Wendy's in Rocky Mount.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
County Christmas parade set for Sunday
File Photo: Over 120 entries will participate in the Franklin County Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 1. Last year, these little angels threw candy to children gathered along South Main Street.
Roanoke group gives Free Clinic $50,000 grant
Courtesy Photo: Alise Culbertson , director of the Free Clinic of Franklin County, and Rhonda Rousch, president of the clinic's board of directors, hold a replica of the $50,000 check during the awards presentation in Roanoke.
Rocky Mount man to serve 14 years for child sexual abuse
Wayne Greer Frith, 52, pleaded guilty in October to two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age of 13. Frith was a visitor at the residence where the 5-year-old victim and her siblings were also visiting, Nix said.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Bikes for Tykes goal is 1,170 bicycles this year
File Photo by Stacey Hairston: The first collection stop for this year's 15th annual Bikes for Tykes campaign will take place Saturday at Walmart in Rocky Mount.
Rocky Mount family thankful for adopted son
As they hold hands around the Thanksgiving table this year, each taking a turn to tell what they are thankful for, one local family will add a special name to that list.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Young Life reaching out to local youth
Courtesy Photo: Young Life helps students to "make friends, hang out and be themselves, all while learning of God's love for them."
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Missing boy spotted in Rocky Mount
A 16-year-old Roanoke boy, who has been missing since Nov. 3, was spotted at the Rocky Mount WalMart on Nov. 16. The surveillance tape from the store showed Prokopchak with two men, Cundiff said.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Fundraiser set for local musician
The barbecue dinner and bluegrass event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Shively Community Center in Rocky Mount.
Council rezones - The Grove' for use as bed and breakfast
Courtesy Photo: Rocky Mount Town Council has approved a rezoning request for The Grove on Floyd Avenue in Rocky Mount to be used as a bed and breakfast operation.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Little Roy & Lizzy to play at fundraiser
The Rocky Mount Lions Club will present the Little Roy and Lizzy show, featuring Little Roy Lewis and Elizabeth "Lizzy" Long, in the Franklin County High School auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. As a member of the legendary bluegrass gospel group The Lewis Family, Little Roy has performed in Lions club shows in Rocky Mount for more than ... (more)
Soldiers pay the price for freedom
Staff Photo by Stephanie Cook: Rev. Walter Lawson Jr. addresses the crowd at Monday's Veterans' Day ceremony at the Franklin County Veterans' Park in Rocky Mount.