Archive for March, 2016

Salem Farmers Market opens Saturday with new manager

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Salem Farmers Market opens Saturday with new manager The Salem Farmers Market will open for the spring season this Saturday, April 2, with a new market manager and other changes. Kelly McKeown started the manager’s job last week, and met this year’s vendors during sign-up market day on March 25. McKeown is assisting Laura Reilly, who oversees the market as part of... »

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Celebrating Vietnam veterans, 50 years later

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Celebrating Vietnam veterans, 50 years later Nearly 200 Vietnam War veterans and their families packed into the Salem VA Medical Center auditorium Monday evening for a lapel pinning ceremony in their honor and in recognition of the war’s 50th anniversary. The war, which was perhaps the most controversial in U.S. history, led many veterans to feel neglected and disrespected once... »

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Moving forward after loss

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Moving forward after loss Myers family seeks to help others When tragedy struck the Myers family of Salem four years ago, there wasn’t time to process their grief. Norma Myers said all of their attention had to be focused on younger son, 25-year-old Steven, who was in the car with his older brother, Aaron, when they crashed on... »

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Salem local boasts literature’s practical purposes

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
By Peter Morgan Intern Professor and chairperson of Roanoke College’s English department Martha Kuchar has spent the last few years teaching 21st century “Headline Literature.” Itself a capstone course, this class is part of Roanoke’s INQ curriculum, which is meant to stimulate critical thinking through a broad range of diverse subjects and topics. To... »

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Council opposes party identification bill

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
On Monday night, Salem City Council members made it clear that they believe local government is no place for partisan politics. Mayor Randy Foley led the discussion, before council members unanimously voted to pass a resolution in opposition of a bill by Roanoke County Sen. David Suetterlein, a Republican. His SB 767, which narrowly... »

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Warwick to take the reigns as superintendent

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Warwick to take the reigns as superintendent By Pam Dudding-Burch After much debate and careful consideration, the Craig County School Board chose Jeanette Warwick as the district’s next superintendent. “We had six candidates in all that applied and some were more qualified than others,” said Pat Myers, school board chair. “Her years with us here at Craig County Public Schools and... »

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Greening the greenway

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Greening the greenway Residents encouraged to pitch in During a recent walk on the Craig County Greenway, Greg Persinger discovered the trail wasn’t so green. Littered with bottles and trash flung from vehicles on the paralleling Route 615, and overgrown with thicket, the trail was in desperate need of cleanup when Persinger took it upon himself to... »

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American Cancer Society recognizes Pat Bruce for Look Good Feel Better program

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
American Cancer Society recognizes Pat Bruce for Look Good Feel Better program VINTON–The American Cancer Society has recognized Pat Bruce with the 2015 “Look Good Feel Better” Sunrise Award. Bruce serves as advisor to the ACS program, working with cancer patients throughout the valley. This program is one funded by events such as the Vinton Relay for Life. “Look Good Feel Better” is a free national... »

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White House hosts Easter Egg Roll each Easter Monday

Monday, March 28th, 2016
White House hosts Easter Egg Roll each Easter Monday VINTON–Each Easter Monday the White House hosts the White House Easter Egg Roll. The First Family will mark 138 years of the annual tradition on March 28, joined by 35,000 children and their families. Admission to the event is by chance. There is a lottery system in place (winners get six free tickets)—unless you... »

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DAR presents 2016 Good Citizen award to WBHS student

Saturday, March 26th, 2016
DAR presents 2016 Good Citizen award to WBHS student VINTON–WBHS senior Kate O’Connor received this year’s 2016 DAR Good Citizen Award from the Roanoke Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).  The presentation was made at the chapter’s meeting on March 19. According to Lee Sikes, who is the scholarship coordinator at William Byrd, the DAR... »

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