Henry woman gets suspended sentence for drug distribution
Mary Noe, 59, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court, but Judge W.N. Alexander II suspended the prison sentence.
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Speakers air opinions on proposed county budget
About 20 residents addressed the Franklin County Board of Supervisors during a public hearing on the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2014-15 Tuesday night.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
First concert draws 325 music fans to Harvester Center
Rocky Mount's new music venue opened its doors Friday with a crowd of over 325 music fans raising the curtain to see headliner Levi Lowrey and local musicians Kyle Forry and Justin Arnett.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Union Hall Man Dies in Franklin Co. Crash
Franklin Co., VA A Union Hall man is dead after a crash Saturday night on Route 890 in Franklin County, state police say.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Callaway man to serve 3 years for selling heroin
Jason Richard Price, 30, pleaded "no contest" in January to two distribution charges and one charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Pigg River Reopens In Time For Summer-Like Weather
The Virginia Department of Health has given the all clear to folks who use the Pigg River just west of Rocky Mount.
After-prom party set for May 3 at Rocky Mount YMCA
This year's prom will take on a black and white masquerade theme, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Franklin County YMCA and ending at midnight.
Glade Hill woman indicted on four firearms charges
A Glade Hill woman has been indicted on four firearms charges for allegedly brandishing and discharging a firearm during an altercation with her ex-husband in April.
Man pleads guilty to murder of 3-month-old boy
A Rocky Mount man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 3-month-old boy in May 2013.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Assault, theft, child abuse among indictments
Assault, child abuse, grand larceny and illegal drug possession are among the indictments returned by a Franklin County grand jury Monday.
Two Bassett men indicted in armed robbery case
Two Bassett men were indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Monday on 15 felony charges in the case of an armed robbery at a Ferrum residence on Jan. 7. Charles Lawrence Gilmore, 31, was indicted on two counts of robbery, breaking and entering while armed with a deadly weapon, two counts of assaulting police officers, and four additional firearms ... (more)
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Sound systems enhance learning environment
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Alice Davis teaches her English class at BFMS using a sound enhancement system in which a surround sound speaker amplifies sound, allowing all students to hear the lesson equally.
Glade Hill woman to serve 30 days on meth charges
Mary Ellen Blankenship, 49, pleaded guilty in February to possession of methamphetamine and possession of ingredients used to make methamphetamine.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Spill from cow manure lagoon fouls Va. river
Some 30,000 gallons of cow manure wastewater has spilled into the Pigg River in Franklin County, prompting a public health alert.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Ruritan clubs to host clean-up days
Courtesy Photo: Callaway, Glade Hill and Waidsboro Ruritans are sponsoring the Franklin County Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 5. Volunteers will pick up trash along designated roads in the county.
Stanley crowned Ms. Wheelchair Franklin County
The theme of the MWVA program, "Celebrate Life," showcases the accomplishments of remarkable women who have overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve and accomplish great success.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Cub Scouts collect food for Heavenly Manna
Heavenly Manna Food Bank in Rocky Mount has received over 623 pounds of donated food, thanks to the efforts of local Cub Scouts.
Two arrested in meth case Monday evening
A Rocky Mount man was arrested and charged with cooking methamphetamine Monday evening at a residence on Virgil Goode Highway.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Medicaid battle heats up
The battle between Democrats who want to expand Medicaid and Republicans calling for a clean budget has moved out of Richmond and into the communities of Virginia.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
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Event highlights scarcity of high-speed Internet in rural areas
When Larry Korte moved to Churchville and began a consulting business with his wife, access to high-speed Internet was a problem.