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Uttermost Gives $1000 Bonuses to Full-Time Employees

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Uttermost-logoROCKY MOUNT - Furniture and home accessory manufacturer Uttermost says it is rewarding bonuses and increased profit sharing to all employees, the company announced in a press release Wednesday.

Full time employees with one year of experience were given $1,000. Part time employees and those with less than one year of experience received $300 bonuses. 

Uttermost also announced they are doubling the employer 401k match.

"While the bonuses are much more fun, the boost into the retirement program is more important long term," president Mac Cooper said. "We have enjoyed many years of solid growth in our business. This growth, in conjunction with the tax reform bill, allows us to thank our employees in a special way this year for their phenomenal efforts."

Uttermost operates a 600,000 square foot facility in Rocky Mount and a 152,000 square foot distrubution facility in Riverside, California. The company has employees around the world. 

The 41-year-old faith-based company got their name from Acts 1:8, to share God's Word  to the "uttermost part of the earth".

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Hardy Woman Arrested After Investigators Find Meth, Gun at Westlake Hotel

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

FrancesMarieFisherWESTLAKE - A Hardy woman is facing drug and firearm charges after investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department say they found meth and a hang gun on her at the Lake Inn Monday.

Frances Marie Fisher, 59, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possessing a firearm while in possession of narcotics, possessing a firearm while under a protective order, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

According to Captain Phillip Young, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office were investigating a drug complaint at the Lake Inn Monday around 3 p.m. on Enterprise Lane in the Westlake area when they developed Fisher as a suspect.

Fisher is being held at the Western Virginia Regional Jail without bond. 

The investigation continues.

Stay with Cable 12 for further updates. 

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Lunch at Ferrum Elementary!

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

deputieschoolFERRUM - Lt. Terry Dameron (left) and Deputy Ryan King (right) recently stopped in to have lunch with a Ferrum Elementary 3rd grade class.  Officers are in and out of Franklin County schools several times during the daily sessions and say they love interacting with the students.