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Ferrum Man Sentenced to 20 Years on Meth Charges

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

MikeKoningmugROCKY MOUNT - A Ferrum man will spend five years behind bars after being convicted on drug charges in Circuit Court Monday.

Michael Albert Koning, 52, was charged with manufacturing and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in August of 2017.

Koning was sentenced to 20 years on the charges, 15 of which will be imposed as probation.

"This case is a reminder of how much work goes into a drug investigation and the manhours that are involved in a case," Outreach Coordinator H.L. Nolen said in an e-mail Tuesday. 

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Freezing Rain Downs Trees, Causes Power Outages on Super Bowl Sunday

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

FRANLIN COUNTY - A wintry mix of snow and sleet Sunday quickly turned over to prolonged freezing rain by late morning, lasting into the afternoon. Ice amounts of .10" to .25" were reported with scattered power outages and tree damage. In Rocky Mount, a pine tree barely missed hitting a house Sunday afternoon. Pic from Terasa Dooley.

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YMCA Riptide Wins Home Meet

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

swimmeatROCKY MOUNT - The Franklin County Family YMCA Riptide Swim Team held a home invitational swim meet that hosted 5 other YMCA swim teams on Saturday 01/27/18.

The competition is getting fierce as the championship swim meet quickly approaches early March. Despite the competition the Riptide swim team came away with first place.

There were a lot of time improvements with some stand outs being 7 year old Peyton Conley who dropped a total of 11 seconds in three events, 9 year old Josie Gilley who dropped a total of 28.5 seconds in three events and 8 year old Avery Windsor who dropped over 30 seconds in her three events.

Making time improvements is harder to do as the season goes on, so to have big improvements like this is a reflection of the athlete’s hard work at practice and the coaches’ dedication to the success of the swimmers. The Riptide swim team has achieved a lot over this season and is looking to continue that trend.