Penhook Woman Charged with Second Degree Murder for Fatal Stabbing of Rocky Mount Man

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Amanda Marie HarperThe Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the murder of Cordarious Immanuel Wright, age 27, of Rocky Mount, VA.

On 12/8/2017 at approximately 10:00 PM, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1- 1 call to the 200 block of Samuel Ln. in Rocky Mount on a report of a stabbing. Family members placed the call to 9-1- 1.

Witnesses advised that Amanda Marie Harper was the suspect and she had left the scene on foot. Deputies arrived within minutes and found Amanda Harper walking on Samuel Ln. Deputies and EMS units responded to the residence and found the victim, Cordarious Wright, inside the residence with a stab wound.

Wright died at the scene from a stab wound to the chest. Based on evidence at the scene and witness statements, Harper was arrested and charged with second degree murder. Harper is currently being held in the Franklin County jail without bond.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when available. Anyone with additional information about this investigation is asked to call Investigations Sgt. Nolen at 540-483- 6662.


Area's First Snowstorm on the Way Friday Evening into Saturday...

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

FINAL ACCUMULATION THU NIGHTFRANKLIN COUNTY - This looks like the real deal, folks. Models have been trending higher and higher with snow totals, and that trend was expected as this is a low coming from the gulf and riding up the east coast.

Snow will start by mid afternoon Friday, but will melt upon hitting the ground and roads at first. This is because the ground is warm and the snow will be very light to start, falling during the daylight hours. 

However, as the sun sets, things will change. The roads will turn slick FAST and the evening commute could be messy around 5-6 p.m. By then, the snowfall will be picking up in intensity.

This will be a heavy, wet snow and totals could top out near 4-8".

The heaviest snow will fall from 8 p.m. Friday through Noon Saturday, before ending by 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Here, there will be frequent updates throughout the event. 

Be safe!


Ferguson Named Public Safety Director

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

ROCKY MOUNT– The County of Franklin, Virginia today announced that after a competitive interview process, the County is pleased to announce that Mr. William “Billy” Ferguson has accepted the position of Director of Public Safety.

Mr. Ferguson is a native of Franklin County with 27 years of service with Franklin County Public Safety. He was Chief of Operations prior to serving as Interim Director since June, 2017. Mr. Ferguson had 10 years of volunteer service with Franklin County Rescue before joining
Public Safety in July, 1990.

“Franklin County is an excellent place to live and work with it best asset being its people. In addition to the County employees that I get to interact with daily, the County is also very fortunate to have dedicated and highly trained volunteers that give tirelessly day and night providing public safety services to our citizens, visitors and businesses. I am very humbled to have been selected to serve as the next Director and look forward to working with everyone to continue to move our public safety system forward,” staid Billy Ferguson.