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YMCA Swim Team Performs Well at Regional Meet

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

JacobGilleyThis past weekend the Franklin County Family YMCA Riptide swim team participated in the Lynchburg YMCA’s invitation and “virtual swim meet.” This first meet of the season had 11 Y team members who swam against not only multiple local teams but were entered into a national database with all Y teams in the country swimming over the same weekend.

Out of the swimmers at the meet 28 personal records were set and the team overall cut over 200 seconds off their previous times. In addition, one swimmer made regional cut off times from this meet.

The Y team this year has over 50 registered participants which is an all-time high in participation in more than a decade at the YMCA.

“The growth of our swim team has been great to watch and be a part of. We have some terrific swimmers this year and some dedicated volunteer coaches and parents. It’s going to be a great season,” says Kameron Kitts, Aquatics Director with the YMCA.

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Investigators Searching for Two Trucks Stolen from Duncan Automotive

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

ROCKY MOUNT - The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the larceny of two trucks from Duncan Automotive. The trucks were last seen at Duncan Automotive on 10/20/17 at approximately 9:00 PM. Employees arrived on 10/21/2017 at approximately 6:00 AM and found the trucks missing. The first truck is a 2001 GMC Sierra SLE, two door regular cab, white in color. The second truck is a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, two door regular cab, white in color. The Silverado has a black snow plow bracken on the front bumper and wires coming from under the hood for the snow plow. Anyone with information related to the vehicle thefts is encouraged to contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Capt. Caldwell at 540-352-5174.

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Franklin Co. Investigators Looking for Man Following Robbery at Dollar General

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

dollargeneralFRANKLIN COUNTY - Investigators are searching for a man they say robbed the Dollar General store on Highway 220 south of Rocky Mount Wednesday night.

According to Captain Phillip Young with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, an employee called 9-1-1 Wednesday night at 9:44 p.m. saying the store had been robbed. 

The suspect pointed a silver revolver at employees and took cash from the register and a large quantity of cigarettes. The man fled on foot, headed south.

The man is described as 5'8" in height, weighing around 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black zip-up hooded sweat shirt with a burgandy t-shirt, blue jeans, a camoufage face mask and gloves.

The investigation continues, Young said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Nolen at 540-483-6662.