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Dec 21, 2023

Supervisors agree to pause heated debate with town over fire truck

Supervisors agree to pause heated debate with town over fire truck

Oct 1, 2023

Music lovers flock to Rocky Mount for 150Fest

Music lovers flock to Rocky Mount for 150Fest

Sep 21, 2023

Rocky Mount, Franklin County remain at odds over fire truck funding

ROCKY MOUNT — Debate between Franklin County and Rocky Mount leaders over the purchase of two new fire trucks continued Tuesday during a Franklin County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Rocky Mount, Franklin County remain at odds over fire truck funding

Aug 24, 2023

Rocky Mount mayor moonlights as trivia night host

ROCKY MOUNT — The Living Proof Beer Co. holds a weekly trivia night on Wednesdays hosted by members of the community. One notable regular host is new Mayor C. Holland Perdue III, who has become a standout and favorite of the crowd.

Patrons pack into the quaint Rocky Mount brewery for the trivia nights. In the months since he started hosting, Perdue has won over the rambunctious crowd.

Rocky Mount mayor moonlights as trivia night host

Jul 27, 2023

Is the Franklin County Board of Supervisors treating residents of Rocky Mount fairly?

In a highly unusual move, Rocky Mount Mayor C. Holland Purdue spoke during the public comment portion of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors meeting to ask the board why they won’t work with him on two key issues. “I’m here today to renew my calls for communication between Franklin County and Rocky Mount,” said Purdue, “Rocky Mount is not an independent city it is part of Franklin County.”

Is the Franklin County Board of Supervisors treating residents of Rocky Mount fairly?

Jul 26, 2023

Ruff plan: Rocky Mount prepares to add another park for town residents and their pets

Planning is underway for the addition of a new dog park at a property recently acquired by the town.

Ruff plan: Rocky Mount prepares to add another park for town residents and their pets

Jul 19, 2023

Rocky Mount mayor seeks collaboration

At Tuesday’s public comment portion of the meeting, Rocky Mount Mayor C. Holland Perdue III addressed supervisors concerning whan he considers to be their lack of support in two projects. The town is requesting the county’s help in the purchase of a new ladder truck for the town’s fire department and to assist in providing incentives for a developer to construct a new hotel in town.

Rocky Mount mayor seeks collaboration

Jul 12, 2023

Developer proposes building new hotel in Rocky Mount

Plans are for an 85-room, nationally branded hotel on a parcel with frontage along Rocky Mount’s North Main Street and Grassy Hill Road. Om Shree Suites LLC is investing $14 million in the project.

Developer proposes building new hotel in Rocky Mount

Jun 13, 2023

Rocky Mount requests county's assistance to purchase new fire truck

The Rocky Mount Town Council is requesting additional financial assistance from Franklin County for the purchase of a new fire truck.

It would service the town as well as surrounding county areas.

Rocky Mount requests county's assistance to purchase new fire truck

Apr 28, 2023

Rocky Mount government and social services agency seek to raise awareness of child abuse prevention

Rocky Mount Mayor Holland Perdue attended the event and read to the attendees and to the staff of DSS, the Town of Rocky Mount’s Resolution 2023.005 Proclaiming April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The mayor gave the FCDSS a framed copy of this proclamation.

Rocky Mount government and social services agency seek to raise awareness of child abuse prevention

Apr 24, 2023

Perdue continues tradition of serving Rocky Mount

C. Holland Perdue III is hitting his stride as the new mayor of Rocky Mount. He recently passed his first 100 days in office with some major accomplishments already under his belt.

Perdue continues tradition of serving Rocky Mount

Apr 24, 2023

Meet Rocky Mount mayor C. Holland Perdue III

Meet Rocky Mount mayor C. Holland Perdue III

Apr 12, 2023

Rocky Mount residents could see rate increases for some services

The costs of some services in Rocky Mount may increase as work begins to finalize the town’s fiscal year 2024 budget. Town council members were presented with an overview of the budget Monday evening.

Rocky Mount residents could see rate increases for some services

Mar 16, 2023

Rocky Mount purchases 64 acres for future development

The town government is preparing to purchase a 64-acre tract of property with the goal of addressing housing and commercial development needs and promoting economic development.

Rocky Mount purchases 64 acres for future development

Mar 15, 2023

Rocky Mount Town Council seeks legislative approval for council, mayor term limits

A vote to change to the town’s charter to include term limits was unanimously approved Monday and now must go to the Virginia General Assembly. If the legislature approves, the mayor and council members will be limited to three consecutive terms of four years each.

Rocky Mount Town Council seeks legislative approval for council, mayor term limits

Jan 13, 2023

New Rocky Mount council members sworn in

Holland Perdue replaced longtime local leader Steve Angle as mayor of Rocky Mount, while David Clements and Ben Mullins took seats formerly held by Bobby Moyer and Jon Snead. Moyer lost his bid for reelection and Snead did not run for reelection.

New Rocky Mount council members sworn in

Nov 9, 2022

Incoming Rocky Mount mayor, council members eager to get to work

Pending provisional and post-election ballot counts and the certification of election results, Franklin County’s local races look fairly settled.

Incoming Rocky Mount mayor, council members eager to get to work

Nov 8, 2022

3 challengers, 1 incumbent lead voting for Rocky Mount mayor, town council

Rocky Mount voters appeared to have elected a new mayor Tuesday, with lawyer Holland Perdue well ahead of longtime incumbent Steve Angle in unofficial results as of 9 p.m.

3 challengers, 1 incumbent lead voting for Rocky Mount mayor, town council

Sep 27, 2022

Affordable housing, homelessness emerge as issues in Franklin County candidate forums

Housing emerged as a top election issue in Franklin County and Rocky Mount at candidate ask-and-answer events Thursday and Monday.

Affordable housing, homelessness emerge as issues in Franklin County candidate forums

Sep 14, 2022

Angle, Perdue vie for Rocky Mount mayor

Incumbent Steven Angle and challenger C. Holland Perdue III will appear on the ballot for the Rocky Mount mayoral election in November.

Angle, Perdue vie for Rocky Mount mayor
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