3 hrs ago
Three Wanted in Pittsylvania Co. for Stealing Lottery Tickets
Pittsylvania Co., VA - Officials in Pittsylvania County are looking for three people they say stole lottery tickets from a store in Brosville on May 4. Deputies with the sheriff's office say they responded to a burglary alarm at the Barbers One Stop off Martinsville Highway.
17 hrs ago
20th Habitat House Breaks Ground
Franklin County Habitat for Humanity hit a milestone Monday as the 20th Habitat House in the county broke ground.
21 hrs ago
Glade Hill exes charged with pointing gun at each other
A Glade Hill woman and her ex-husband were both charged with brandishing a firearm after an altercation at the man's residence Sunday afternoon.
Mon May 13, 2013
Kennett will run for at-large seat on school board
Gina Haley Kennett of Rocky Mount has announced her intention to seek election to the Franklin County School Board member-at-large seat this November.
Tow men indicted in Jack's Mountain Quarry arson case
Two men have been indicted in connection with the burning of two trucks belonging to Jack's Mountain Quarry in Glade Hill.
Rocky Mount man charged with possession of child pornography
A Rocky Mount man was indicted last week by a Franklin County grand jury on 50 counts of possessing child pornography.
Man charged in Franklin Co. sewage dumping probe
The Roanoke Times reports that a Franklin County grand jury indicted 34-year-old Matthew Ferguson on 17 counts, including two felony counts of destruction of property.
Fri May 10, 2013
Austin indicted on two more meth charges
A Callaway man was indicted Monday by a Franklin County grand jury on two felony drug charges related to a raid on a suspected meth lab in Rocky Mount last November.
Callaway man charged with dumping sewage
Courtesy Photo: About 2,500 gallons of raw sewage was dumped in the parking lot of New Hope United Methodist Church on Old Forge Road on Jan.
Fire levels Terrace Road home in Boones Mill
"The fire burned the residence down to its foundation," said Franklin County Fire Marshal Bennie Russell.
Wed May 08, 2013
Jobless rate drops to 5.3 % in March
Franklin County's jobless rate dropped to 5.3 percent in March from 6.0 percent in February, according to the Virginia Employment Commission .
Blue Knights plan poker run for child advocacy center
The Blue Knights of Franklin County will sponsor its second annual Poker Run to benefit the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center on Saturday, May 18.
Prosecutors: Blackmail, custody battle led Agee to kill ex-wife
Investigators said Tuesday in Roanoke City Circuit Court that Jonathan Agee's motive in killing his ex-wife, Jennifer Agee, was blackmail and a custody battle over the couple's youngest child.
Franklin County stills destroyed
This still was broken up by agents as part of a nine-month investigation in Franklin County.
Penhook man charged in moonshine bust
A Penhook man has been charged with manufacturing moonshine in two 800-gallon stills at a site in eastern Franklin County.
Franklin County artist to perform Saturday
Photo by Leah Prater: Travis Starkey of Franklin County will be performing with Cheryl Lunsford on the Heartwood Stage Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The second annual Crooked Road Youth Music Festival at Heartwood on Saturday, May 11 will present some of the most talented young performers in the region.
Mon May 06, 2013
Radford's latest CD encompasses a variety of topics
The musical talents of Ferrum's Bobby Radford may never have been showcased as they are in his latest CD release entitled "Jesus, Animals, Trains, Franklin County and Other Things." Radford said he is proud of a lot of things about the 17 selections he recorded for this CD in his studio on Old Craft Shop Road in Ferrum.
Ferrum College celebrates 97th commencement
Twenty-one Franklin County residents are among the 221 graduates who received their degrees as Ferrum College celebrated its 97th annual commencement Saturday.
Bassett man faces up to 40 years for selling heroin
A Bassett man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty last week in Franklin County Circuit Court to distribution of heroin.
Fri May 03, 2013
Students see - highlights' at party
Students received a white t-shirt and a highlighter when they arrived and were allowed to sign each other's shirts, said Regina Clark, a community organizer with Piedmont Community Services.