19 hrs ago
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.
23 hrs ago
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.
Possible human remains found off Philpott Road
The remains have been sent to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke for identification, according to Lt.
Possible human remains found in Henry
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into what appear to be human remains found in the Henry area of Franklin County.
Two Chatham men plead guilty in Doyle Enterprises case
Two Chatham men face up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to possession of burglary tools and trespassing for breaking into Doyle Enterprises in August.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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
Consultants: Cleveland kidnapper's death a suicide
Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell, two corrections consultants concluded following a review of his death released Tuesday, rejecting earlier suggestions that he may have died accidentally while seeking a sexual thrill.
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.
Police calling Boones Mill deaths a murder-suicide
A Boones Mill couple is dead in what the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said was an apparent murder-suicide early Thanksgiving morning.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Heroin dealer gets four years
During his incarceration, Barnes must obtain his GED and pay $350 restitution to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for the money used to purchase the drugs.
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.
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.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Husband, Wife Dead in Franklin Co. Murder-Suicide
Franklin Co., VA - A sad story this Thanksgiving, as a murder-suicide in Franklin County leaves two kids without their parents.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Franklin County Christmas tree lighting set for Friday
Courtesy Photo: Payton Shively, a student at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, is the winner of Franklin County Parks and Recreation's annual Christmas card contest.
Franklin County man's disappearance called - suspicious'
A Franklin County man, who was reported missing by his family on Nov. 9, is believed to be in danger, according to the Vinton Police Department.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Callaway man to serve 2 years for illegally dumping sewage
A Callaway man and the owner of a septic tank pumping business will serve two years of a 19-year sentence for illegally dumping raw sewage at four sites in Franklin County.