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Supervisors opt to increase surveillance at green box sites
Increased surveillance at green box sites will be used rather than civil penalties to prevent illegal dumping in Franklin County.
RMA Treasure Hunt starts this weekend
The Franklin County Retail Merchants Association Treasure Hunt will start Saturday, and at least $1,050 in cash awaits some adventurous resident.
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.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Woman to serve 2 years for animal cruelty
A Rocky Mount woman will serve two years of a four-year jail sentence for abandoning nine dogs in her mobile home for 12 days in April.
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.
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.
Trial Begins for Rocky Mount Man Accused of Scalding Two-Year-Old
The trial for a Rocky Mount man accused of holding a toddler in scalding bath water is underway in Franklin County.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Rule change draws more kids to livestock show
The inaugural Franklin County Open Youth Livestock Show drew nearly 50 youngsters and 70 livestock animals to the recreation park on Sontag Road last weekend.
Fair admission set at $5 for adults, $2 for children
In less than a month, Franklin County will welcome the return of its agricultural fair, Sept.
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.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Boater released from hospital after being hurt in explosion
A Salem man who was burned when his boat exploded last week at Blackwater Marina in Union Hall has been released from a Roanoke hospital.
Teaching is not a job, it's an adventure'
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Teachers were treated to ice cream from United Dairy and Kupkakery cupcakes, courtesy of Franklin Heights Baptist Church, at the conclusion of Friday's annual teacher convocation.
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.
Church raffle features 'Texas Longhorn' grill
Albert Galvan has donated this Texas Longhorn custom charcoal grill to Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Franklin County named as national leader in technology
Franklin County has been awarded another top 10 national placement in the annual Digital Counties Survey for communities with a population less than 150,000.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Indictments include kidnapping, child abuse, animal cruelty
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. It is a determination by jurors that enough evidence exists to warrant a trial.
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.
Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to selling meth
A Rocky Mount man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty last week in Franklin County Circuit Court to selling 0.55 grams of methamphetamine for $100.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Students stand against underage drinking
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Rose Smith, a member of the CHILL Youth Task Force, helps her group place warning stickers on packages of beer at Kroger in Rocky Mount.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Man faces up to 80 years for selling narcotics
A Callaway man faces up to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court to two counts of illegally distributing prescription drugs.