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Rocky Mount, Virginia is located in Franklin County. Zip codes in Rocky Mount, VA include 24151. The median home price in Rocky Mount is $185,000. More Rocky Mount information.

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15 hrs ago | Franklin News-Post

New restaurant to fill historic Franklin Street building

A Roanoke developer has purchased the former Morris Furniture building at the corner of Franklin Street and Claiborne Avenue in Rocky Mount and plans to renovate the space for a new restaurant. Phillip Bane has hired an architect to design a plan for the renovations, which will be done in two stages.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Rocky Mount man faces up to 40 years for selling cocaine

The commonwealth will request that Holland pay $430 restitution to the sheriff's office for the money used to purchase the drugs during two controlled buys on Jan. 16, Deatherage said. During the first buy in the parking lot of an apartment building on Pendleton Street in Rocky Mount, Holland agreed to sell 2.5 grams of cocaine for $230, Deatherage said.

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Franklin News-Post

Rocky Mount man to serve 2 years for selling meth

Danny Lee Wray, 45, pleaded guilty in June to one count of distribution of meth, while three additional charges -- manufacturing meth, possession of ingredients to make meth and possession of meth -- were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Wray was also sentenced to three years probation and ordered to be of good behavior for 12 years, according to Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Allen.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

Franklin County Agricultural Fair returns after nearly 40 years

The Franklin County Agricultural Fair kicked off on Wednesday. This is the first time in nearly 40 years that the fair has taken place.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Marshall Tucker performance sold out

Publicity Photo: Seventies rockers The Marshall Tucker Band, including Rick Willis, Chris Hicks and Jim Wagner, above, will perform at the Harvester in Rocky Mount on Sept. 11. The show is sold out.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Career expo for special students set at Franklin Center

The Department of Pupil Personnel Services and Benjamin Franklin Middle School are planning a career awareness and transition expo Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at The Franklin Center in Rocky Mount.

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Franklin News-Post

9-11 Memorial Run set in Rocky Mount

File Photo by Stacey Hairston: United States Marine Corps Veteran Bobby Walton leads a group of runners from the Crooked Road Running Club through Rocky Mount last year in remembrance of 9-11-2001. Walton, who is holding the American flag, hopes to make the run an annual event for the town.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Franklin County singer, songwriter to perform at Harvester

Publicity Photo: Corey Hunley, a Franklin County singer and songwriter, will perform at the Harvester Center in Rocky Mount on Sept.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Local singer, songwriter releases new CD

Local artist Aspen Black has released another CD, "Eastern Western Cowgirl," which has already been confirmed for radio air play.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Local man charged with escape, assaulting police officer

A Rocky Mount man is being held without bond in the Franklin County Jail after being charged with assaulting a police officer and three counts of resisting arrest.

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Franklin News-Post

Rocky Mount man faces up to 5 years for cooking meth

A Rocky Mount man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty last week in Franklin County Circuit Court to manufacturing methamphetamine.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Rocky Mount woman faces up to 40 years for cooking meth

A Rocky Mount woman faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court to cooking methamphetamine.

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Martinsville Bulletin

Two enter pleas in death

Less than 24 hours before their trial on murder charges was set to begin this morning in Henry County Circuit Court, two men entered Alford pleas Sunday night in connection with a 2010 convenience store slaying.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Children's Clinic in Rocky Mount in danger of closing

Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: After 21 years of serving Franklin County children and their families, Dr. Rene Vamenta with the Children's Clinic in Rocky Mount has announced his retirement.

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Franklin News-Post

Moonshine still destroyed near Rocky Mount

Courtesy Photo: This 50-gallon copper moonshine still was discovered on Davis Mill Road and destroyed Monday by ABC agents.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Volunteers are - backbone' of Harvester Center

Photo by Morris Stephenson: Four or more volunteers are usually at the concession stand area at the Harvester Center, ready to assist guests as soon as they step up to the counter for service.

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Franklin News-Post

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.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

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.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Rocky Mount Man Found Guilty of Child Abuse

Update: Shaquille Hancock has been found guilty of child abuse and endangerment through negligence, not intentionally.

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