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2 hrs ago | Franklin News-Post

Local man charged with escape, assaulting police officer

A Rocky Mount man is being held without bond in the Franklin County Jail after being charged with assaulting a police officer and three counts of resisting arrest.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Rocky Mount woman faces up to 40 years for cooking meth

A Rocky Mount woman faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court to cooking methamphetamine.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Drugs

Franklin News-Post

Jamison Mill Park could face closure if bridge not replaced

Staff Photo by Charles Boothe: The narrow concrete bridge that leads to Jamison Mill Park on Philpott Lake near Henry provides a serene, picturesque setting on a warm summer day.

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Related Topix: Henry, VA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Franklin News-Post

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.

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Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Medicine, Pediatrics

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Rocky Mount, VA

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Rocky Mount, VA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

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.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

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.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Bedford, VA

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Rocky Mount, VA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Salem, VA, Union Hall, VA, Roanoke, VA

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc.

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Horse, Pets, Agriculture, Science

Franklin News-Post

Church raffle features 'Texas Longhorn' grill

Albert Galvan has donated this Texas Longhorn custom charcoal grill to Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Franklin News-Post

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.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Criminal Defense Law, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

Franklin News-Post

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.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA

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