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Two local men charged with making child pornography
Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Allen said he turned the case over to the federal authorities because a federal conviction carries a mandatory 15-year prison sentence.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Girl Scouts present Gold projects to General Assembly
Franklin County High School seniors McKenzie Andrews and Victoria King presented their Girl Scout projects to the Virginia General Assembly last week.
Moyer to seek second term on town council
Rocky Mount Town Councilman Robert L. "Bobby" Moyer will seek another four-year term on town council in the May 6 municipal election.
Settlement approved in lawsuit over 2010 fire truck crash
A wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the 2010 fire truck crash that killed two Rocky Mount firefighters was settled Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court with the approval of a $186,000 award.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Chalk It Up' cancer run set at Ferrum College
Courtesy Photo: The Franklin County Family YMCA and Ferrum College will host a 5K run on March 29. Above, Kara Ward participated in last year's "Put Cuffs on Cancer" run.
Pigg River Dam removal closer to reality
Courtesy Photo: The removal of the old power dam on the Pigg River may soon become a reality.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
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Franklin County doctor a healer on wheels
The doctor raided the freezer, shoveling ice into a trash bag with his hands. The rescue squad had detected a pulse, reviving a man in cardiac arrest in his home near Smith Mountain Lake.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Wirtz woman guilty of selling oxycodone
Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Allen said the first controlled buy occurred on Aug. 21, 2012, when Cochran sold four pills for $75 at a convenience store in Rocky Mount.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Black History program celebrates women behind the scenes
The produce section at the Rocky Mount Walmart was about more than just tomatoes and lettuce Saturday afternoon as the 10th annual Walmart Black History program unfolded and gospel music filled the air.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to selling hydrocodone
A Rocky Mount man faces up to one year in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday in Franklin County Circuit Court to two charges of distribution of hydrocodone.
Rocky Mount man to serve 18 months for child porn possession
Miles entered Alford pleas to 10 felony charges, which means he maintained his innocence but admitted there was enough evidence to convict him of the charges.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Rocky Mount man indicted on crack charges
Daniel Raynard Horne Jr., 25, is also charged with one count of distributing marijuana, according to Sgt.
Cundiff seeks re-election to town council
Rocky Mount Town Councilman Bobby Cundiff announced Monday night that he will seek another four-year term on town council in the May 6 municipal election.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Local man faces up to 40 years for selling heroin
A Rocky Mount man faces up to 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to heroin distribution.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Snowstorm cripples region
Main highways are being cleared but secondary roads and streets in Rocky Mount are still mostly snow and ice covered.
Angle to seek re-election as mayor
Rocky Mount Mayor Steve Angle announced Monday night at town council's monthly meeting that he will seek re-election for another four-year term in the May 6 town council election.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
Apartment fire caused by attempt to cook meth
A Rocky Mount man was indicted earlier this week on methamphetamine charges in connection with a fire that gutted an apartment building on Wray's Chapel Road in October.