Sheriff's Office helps Walmart

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

entirgroupROCKY MOUNT - On Friday, August 4th, The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office helped “Pack The Bus”. This event, sponsored by the local Walmart, assists needy students with their school supplies.


Our Walmart has produced this event for 18 years


Along with the Office of the Sheriff, volunteers from the school system and other residents were on hand to help.

Pictures show the group by the bus (our officers on back row, far left) and an almost filled bus.


Back to School Bash

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

backtoschool2On Saturday, August 5th, The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office attended the “Back 2 School Bash” sponsored by Faith Assembly of God, Ferrum, VA.


The organization produced the event for residents to come by their ministry center and pick up back packs filled with school supplies.

The Office of the Sheriff was on hand to promote this worthy cause and interact with the Ferrum Community.

Pictured: Pastor Adam Coombs (Faith Assembly of God) and Deputy H. L. Nolen (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Coordinator)


Pictured: Deputy Nolen shows our new Dodge Charger to the kids


Bear Hits and Overturns Car on 220 in Boones Mill

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

bear1BOONES MILL - The Boones Mill Volunteer Fire/EMS squad says all three people riding in a car that overturned after being hit by a black bear walked away from the crash Sunday night, according to their Facebook page.

The black bear ran onto 220 into the side of the vehicle, the post says. The vehicle overturned.

All three people in the vehicle were wearing their seatbelts.

The bear died of its injuries.

The latest incident with a black bear adds to several bear sightings throughout the Roanoke Valley and Franklin County this year, including one at Franklin County High School earlier in the Summer.

"Always buckle up," the Facebook post said.