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.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
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.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.
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.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
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.
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)