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Franklin County is host to Two Featured Concerts and Six Cultural Experiences during Celebration

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Rocky Mount - The Franklin County Division of Tourism & Film is pleased to announce the availability of a program guide to The Crooked Road‘s Third Annual Mountains of Music Homecoming celebration. The 76-page guide can be picked up at seven convenient locations. These are free while supplies last.

The signature regional event will be held June 9-17, 2017.  This program is an exciting opportunity for the communities in the region to showcase and celebrate those community assets they are most proud of and want to share with visitors, such as traditional music, crafts, history, and outdoor recreation offerings. 

Franklin County will lead off the regional event by hosting the kick-off concert on Friday, June 9 featuring an international lineup of interpreters of ballads and traditional songs. The Harvester Performance Center will showcase bluegrass on June 13 with Lost & Found and the New Standard Bluegrass. Cultural Experiences in Franklin County include the Rocky Mount’s Third Annual Court Days…Making Music and Memories, “Picking on the Porch” and tours at the Jubal Early Homeplace, and four events, activities and events at the Blue Ridge Institute & Farm Museum.

As a gateway to the Crooked Road, Franklin County is the eastern anchor to this spectacular regional event. We are literally opening the front door for visitors to savor the flavor that is truly Franklin County and Southwest Virginia.

Program guides are available at the following locations: 

Blue Ridge Institute & Museum 

20 Museum Drive, Ferrum

(540) 365-4412

Boones Mill Town Hall

359 Boones Mill Rd, Boones Mill

(540) 334-5404

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Grand Jury Indicts Man for 1st Degree Murder After Body Found in Boones Mill

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

murder1The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says a Grand Jury has indicted a man after the body of Brittany Adair Kasey-Freeny was found in Boones Mill May 1. 

Lamarre Maurice Camper has been identified as the suspect in the case.

Investigators identified Camper with help from the Roanoke City Police Department. 

A trial date in Franklin County Circuit Court will be set at a later date.

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Sheriff's Dept. Arrests Two Glade Hill Brothers for $13,000 Worth of Stolen Items

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

morrisonsWESTLAKE - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has arrested two brothers after a series of break-ins and larcenies in May, according to Captain Phillip Young. 

Harold Morrison, 49, of Glade Hill was arrested after a break-in at the Westlake Bojangle's May 21. Workers noticed missing cash from the restaurant. Morrison admitted to his involvement in the break-in after breing interviewed by investigators. He was arrested on May 25 and released on $5,000 secured bond. Investigators have also connected him to the stealing of a utility trailers in Bedford and Roanoke. 

Tony Morrison, 48, of Glade Hill was arrested May 31 following a larceny from Franklin Outdoors on Booker T. Washington Highway. According to the owner, five ski tubes were stolen around 5 a.m. Tony Morrison has been charged with grad larceny and has been linked to other stolen items including tools from Epworth Church, tires from Sigmon Automotive, and a wood chipper in Bedford. 

A total of $13,000 in stolen items have been recovered so far, investigators say. Additional charges are pending against both men.