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Franklin Co. to Celebrate 101 Years from Prohibition, The Quilted Road, and a Whole Lotta' Love Wednesday

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

FranklinCountyLogoROCKY MOUNT - Franklin County has announced a multi-faceted event Wednesday at the Gereau Center on Technology Drive. 

During the event, an unannounced "special and unique" feature will be unveiled, according to David Rotenizer.

The event kicks off at 1 p.m. and appears to be the combination of several cultural and historical milestones.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the "Virginia is for Lover's" slogan. At the event, Franklin County's newest LOVE artwork will be shown, which weighs in around a ton and stands six feet tall.

January 16 also marks the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th amendment, which made it illegal to possess and consume liquor. 

The Quilted Road Project: Peace and Still will be introduced as well. The project is a product of new tech at the Gereau Center and includes 22 story-based podcasts using barn quilts along the Crooked Road.

Gene Parker and Chris Prillaman will be onhand with music.

The event is scheduled to wrap up around 2 p.m.

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Wirtz Woman Arrested While Posing as an Escort on the Internet

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

TabithaAmosWIRTZ - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says they were able to arrest a Franklin County woman wanted on outstanding warrants after they found her posing as an "escort" on social media January 3. 

The Special Investigations Unit began the investigation into Tabitha "Tabby" Amos, 29, of Wirtz by establishing contact with her and arranging a meeting. 

Amos was wanted for drug charges, felony child endagerment, and revocation of a suspended sentence, according to Captain Phillip Young.

Investigators arrested Amos, who is being held in the Western Virginia Regional Jail without bond. 

Additional chanrges may be pending.

Stay with Cable 12 for further updates.

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Fire Destroys Home in Boones Mill

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

49723910 2329057540439933 1636065489585176576 oBOONES MILL - A house fire overnight Thursday destroyed a home on Winding Way Road, according to Boones Mill Fire/EMS. The call came in just before 11 p.m. with units from Roanoke County / Clearbrook assisting. Everyone escaped the inferno safely, but the home is a total loss, officials say. First responders say the fire apparently started near a rear deck and was able to spread fast due to windy weather.