Monday Jul 28
Jefferson Center & Harvester partner for show
Publicity Photo: Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist Sam Bush will perform in Rocky Mount on Oct. 30 as a joint production of the Jefferson Center and the Harvester Performance Center.
Monday Jul 28
Pack the Bus' set for Aug. 1
The 15th annual "Pack the Bus" event to collect school supplies for underprivileged children will take place Friday, Aug. 1 at Walmart in Rocky Mount.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
National Guard unit prepares for intense training
The local National Guard unit, the 229th CBRN Company, participated in a drill event last weekend at the Rocky Mount Armory to prepare for a training rotation in Fort Irwin, Calif., in September.
Ferrum man faces up to 20 years for selling steroids
Joseph Jason Denoto, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to distribution of Testosterone Cypionate on Oct. 10, 2013, and Nandrolone Decanoate on Oct. 17, 2013.
Sontag, Rocky Mount students to receive free meals
All students attending Sontag and Rocky Mount elementary schools will receive free breakfast and lunch this year, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Eligibility Provision program.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Local band to open for Ty Herndon at Harvester
Courtesy Photo: Steve Shively and Wildfire will open Thursday night for Ty Herndon's concert at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount.
Rocky Mount meals tax
The Town of Rocky Mount collected $603,588 in meals tax during the first six months of this year, according to the finance department's July report.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Twin brothers build, fly remote control airplanes
Photo by Emily Wood: Twin brothers Dan and Don Hale hope to get more young people involved in flying remote control airplanes.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Local mortuary marks 40 years of service
Stanfield Mortuary Service is celebrating 40 years of service to Franklin County and surrounding areas.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Rocky Mount theater goes digital
Photo by Morris Stephenson: Dennis Shaver and son, Robert, of Shaver's Sound Service of Mooresville, N.C., are shown with "Tee" Brookes and Wendy Smith beside the new digital movie projector that is monitored on a small screen, visible in the center of photograph.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
The Daily News-Record
#2 - NEW: Two Charged In Monday's Chase
The driver accused of leading police on a high-speed chase Monday afternoon in Rockingham County was wanted on drug charges, police announced today.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
PHCC lists fall courses at The Franklin Center
Patrick Henry Community College at Franklin County will offer courses in emergency medical services, English, information technology and more starting this fall.
Americana folk band to perform at the Harvester
Publicity Photo: Grammy-nominated harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount.
Rocky Mount man's custom bike to be revealed on the History Channel
Courtesy Photo: A Rocky Mount man commissioned Danny "The Count" Koker in Las Vegas to build a custom motorcycle to honor those lost on the USS Belknap in 1975.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
What's in a name?'
Franklin County has its share of those, including the county name itself, which was given in honor of Benjamin Franklin and officially established in 1786.
Coates chosen for Franklin County Patriot Award
Photo by Katie Shively: Harry S. Coates Jr. of Callaway is presented with the Franklin County Patriot Award by Del.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Rocky Mount man to serve 30 years for murder of 3-month-old boy
A Rocky Mount man will serve 30 years of a 40-year sentence for the murder of a 3-month-old boy in May 2013.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Suzy Bogguss to perform at Harvester Friday
Publicity Photo: Country music artist Suzy Bogguss will perform at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount on July 11. Grammy-Award winning country artist Suzy Bogguss will perform at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount on Friday, July 11 at 8 p.m. One of country music's most pristine and evocative vocalists, the Illinois native ... (more)
Rocky Mount man is Goodwill's - Achiever of the Year'
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Allen Woods of Rocky Mount poses with a letter he received from U.S. Senator Mark Warner congratulating Woods on being chosen Goodwill Industries' Achiever of the Year.
Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band Dates for New Album
Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band is based in central Virginia. The band has been together since 2012, quickly building a fan base in central Virginia and beyond.