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Weather Stays Clear for Another Spectacular Rotary Club Fireworks Display

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

fireworksROCKY MOUNT - The annual Rocky Mount Rotary Club Independence Day Celebration was hot, but not stormy. A large crowd filled Cy Dillon Stadium as winners from Franklin County's Got Talent along with Kerosene Willy played live music. You can catch all of the action this week on Cable 12, sponsored by American National Bank. 

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FlowFest Coming to Fairy Stone June 2

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

678b9276-b361-47ea-9af8-a7d07c355aa9The FlowFest runs from 12 Noon to dusk on Saturday, July 2th at Fairy Stone State Park at Shelter #2. Admission is free to the public, there is a $5 per car fee to enter the Park. At the FlowFest site, donations will be encouraged in support of the Caring Hearts Free Clinic.
 
The Rural Music Coalition is presenting “FlowFest”, a mega-musical program at Fairy Stone State Park to benefit the Caring Hearts Free Clinic of Patrick County. In addition, The Reynolds Homestead supports this cooperative community effort by presenting their July “Music in the Park” offering at FlowFest!
 
To celebrate the Fourth of July, The FlowFest will present a full day of concerts by gifted and well-loved musicians including: The Les Moore Trio, Slick Junior and The Reactors, The Lone Ivy String Band, The F.A.R.M. T.E.A.M., Sergio Gonzales & Marcie Horne, Silvertree and Lora Mahaffey. You won’t hear this great mix of good music anywhere else!
 
13d3c8e8-3161-4f9f-a78e-973751d6d2acThis music runs the gamut from Americana and rock sounds to blues and jazz with plenty of traditional music for everyone! Flow Fest will have great food vendors including Hylton's BBQ and Fried Fish. For kids, balloon animals and “Happy’s Faces” face painting is FREE! from 12 noon until 3 PM.
 
This is a wonderful community collaboration working together again this year to celebrate the Fourth of July!  We appreciate support from The Reynolds Homestead, Boyce-Holland Veterinary, Bassett Furniture, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s Foods, and Piedmont Mechanical.
 

Once you are in Fairy Stone State Park, there are trails and picnic areas, and a beautiful swimming beach (additional fee)….lots of Fourth of July fun for the whole family! Bring your favorite lawn chair and relax in the shade to your favorite music in the out of doors! Rain or shine! 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flow-Fest-PatrickCounty/240327156156347                                      
or call Minnie 276-694-6518
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Rocky Mount Woman Killed in Crash on 220

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Fatal-Crash-GraphicFRANKLIN COUNTY - State police have identified the victim of a fatal crash Monday night on 220 south of Rocky Mount.

Joanne Holland, 79, of Rocky Mount died after the vehicle she was driving failed to yield the right-of-way and was struck by a truck at the intersection of 619 and 220, state police say.

Holland was traveling east on 619 in a 1989 Dodge Diplomat. 

John Pannill Yeaman, Jr. was driving south on 220 in a 2010 Ford F-150.

The crash happened at 7:56 p.m. Monday, according to state police and remains under investigation. No charges are pending.