After being delayed from last week's storms, thousands of people are celebrating Independence Day one week late.
This year marks the Rotary Club's 30th annual Rocky Mount Independence Day Festival. The event is being held at Franklin County High School.
The 10th annual Franklin County Patriot Award was announced, honoring a local military veteran for their time in the service.
Walter Jones served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was the recipient of that award. During his time in the military, he received purple hearts, unit stars, combat campaign medals and two bronze stars.