Franklin County Sheriff's Department Investigating Death of One-Year-Old

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Franklin County, VA – On September 24, 2017 at 9:41 AM, the Franklin County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call in reference to an unresponsive one year old on at an address on Carolina Rd. in Rocky Mount

Deputies and EMS units responded and attemted CPR but were unable to revive the infant. 
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investiagting the death. The body has been sent to the medical examiner’s office. The investigation is ongoing.

Police Searching for Two Suspects Following Early Morning Break-In at Rocky Mount CVS

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

cvsROCKY MOUNT - Rocky Mount Police confirm to Cable 12 that they are searching to two suspects that broke into the Rocky Mount CVS on Old Franklin Turnpike (Route 40) early Tuesday morning. 

According to Sgt. Robertson with the Rocky Mount Police, two people broke the rear window of the CVS and entered the pharmacy. Robertson said both appeared to be white. One suspect is a man and the other suspect appeared to be a small woman or child based on the video evidence. 

Robertson said the suspects took unknown drugs from the pharmacy. The only damage was to the window. 

The alarm went off at 5:10 a.m., Robertson said.

The pharmacy is open.


Eagle Scout Project Helps Library Move Mascot into a New Tank

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

libraryROCKY MOUNT - On September 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m., the Main Branch of the Franklin County Public Library will hold a ribbon cutting for the Library’s mascot, Shelly. Shelly, a red eared slider turtle that resides on the Main Library’s second floor, had outgrown her tank and needed habitat improvements to ensure her health.

As his Eagle Scout Service Project, Ryan Maxey, 16, oversaw Shelly’s move to a new tank with state-of- the-art habitat. A senior at Franklin County High School, Ryan presented before Franklin County’s Director of Facilities/Special Projects to approve the tank’s safety and stability, constructed a stand for the new tank and secured donations.

“Shelly’s habitat improvement project was complicated,” said Christine Arena, Coordinator of Programming & Outreach for the Main Library. “Ryan researched the technical requirements of
aquariums and the habitat needs of turtles. Over the project’s duration of seven months, Ryan managed each phase from conception to completion.”

Funded by donated money, supplies, time and expertise, Shelly’s habitat project was financially supported by the Friends of the Main Library, Boy Scouts Troop #129 with families and friends,
and Library patrons and visitors. Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke, Va. and Thompson & Litton, an engineering firm in Radford, Va., provided technical consultation. Capps Home Building Center, Moneta, Va., and Franklin Glass, Rocky Mount, Va., provided tools and materials.

The ribbon cutting, open to the public, is September 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at the Franklin County Library-Main Branch. Ryan Maxey will be the lead speaker. Free refreshments provided by The Whole Bean, Rocky Mount. The book sale is the same day, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information: Christine Arena, Coordinator of Programming & Outreach, Franklin County Public
Library, (540) 483-3098 x2441; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.