UPDATE: 9-1-1 Service Restored Following Outage in Boones Mill

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

911outagesUPDATE: 9-1-1 service has been restored in the area.



BOONES MILL - The Franklin County Sheriff's office says 9-1-1 service is out in the Boones Mill area due to a CenturyLink cable being cut. 

The outage only affects land line phones. Cell phone 9-1-1 service still works. 

Anyone in the Boones Mill area that cannot get through to 9-1-1 should call 483-9227. 

Crews are working on the issue. There is no estimated time for the repair.

Stay with Cable 12 for further updates.


Burn Ban Now in Effect for the Town of Rocky Mount

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

doughtmonitorROCKY MOUNT - Citing no significant moisture in recent weeks and only light precipitation in the near-term forecast, Rocky Mount Fire Marshal David Bowles has issued a burn ban for the town of Rocky Mount until further notice.

"Lack of significant rainfall mixed with low humidity levels over the past month have created a high potential for rapid fire spread," Bowles said. "Officers of the Rocky Mount Police Department will be on high alert for violaters of this burn ban."

Dry conditions this time of the year are of particular concern because frequent cold fronts can also bring with them high wind gusts. 

Virginia is in a light to moderate drought, according to the latest drough monitor from the Climate Prediction Center, who issues an update to the drought monitor every Thursday. 

There may be a better chance of better moisture getting into the area by early January, as medium-range forecast models continue to instist on a more active pattern after Christmas. 


Rocky Mount Woman Killed in Crash on 122

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News


FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police Senior Trooper D. H. Cepelnik is investigating a motor vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred at 2:00 p.m. (Dec 19), on Route 122, one tenth of a mile north of Route 697 in Franklin County.


A 2018 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling south on Route 122, when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2005 Toyota Camry which was traveling north on Route 122.


The 2018 Chevrolet was driven by Rebecca Shively Wright, 58, of Collinsville, Va.  Ms. Wright was wearing her seatbelt and was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for injuries received in the crash.


The 2005 Toyota was driven by Doris Pauline Jones, 75, of Rocky Mount, Va.  Ms. Jones was wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene.


The State Police Crash Reconstruction Team was called to assist.


The crash remains under investigation.