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City gets input on Downtown Plan

Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Patrick Smith
City gets input on Downtown Plan SALEM – City officials completed one of the first steps in shaping the future of downtown Salem when they received input from citizens on how they envisioned Main Street changing over the next several years. Business owners and members of a citizens’ downtown committee joined city staff at an open house last Tuesday, Jan.... »

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Football not the only high note for Glenvar

Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Football not the only high note for Glenvar SALEM – Glenvar High School has certainly experienced some successes during the 2014-15 school year, and the Marching Highlanders are no exception. Band director Zac Sweeney is excited about this year’s accomplishments, and looking forward to some upcoming events and changes in store for the band program. The Marching Highlanders are typically involved in... »

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Salem Library utilizing new technologies

Friday, January 23, 2015
By Patrick Smith
Salem Library utilizing new technologies SALEM – The Salem Public Library is embracing the many advancements in 21st century technology by offering a selection of new programs using digital and online resources. New to the library in 2015 is the Kodu Club, which held its first meeting Jan. 12 and will continue meeting the second Monday of each month... »

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Brand remembered for compassion

Thursday, January 15, 2015
By Patrick Smith
Brand remembered for compassion SALEM – Businessman and community activist are just two of many titles associated with prominent Salemite Cabell Brand, who passed away at age 91 on Tuesday. Brand was a lifelong Salem resident, living for many years in his Main Street mansion and, most recently, at Salem Terrace at Harrogate. He was a 1940 graduate... »

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Glenvar students practice Life Skills

Thursday, January 8, 2015
By Meg Hibbert
Glenvar students practice Life Skills SALEM – They cheerfully deliver mail to residents in the Recovery and Care Center, wipe off tables in the cafeteria, wrap utensils in the kitchen and help out in other ways around the Richfield Living campus. The helpers are six Glenvar High School students in the Life Skills class. Volunteering at Richfield helps those... »

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Career of public service celebrated

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
By Patrick Smith
Career of public service celebrated SALEM – Salem Fire & EMS Chief Pat Counts made a career out of helping people, which is exactly what he wanted. A lifelong Salem resident, Counts answered a special service call Monday for a retirement reception at the Salem Civic Center with a host of friends, family and his firefighter and rescue squad... »

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Salem PD officer pleads guilty to bribery

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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SALEM – A police officer employed by the City of Salem and assigned to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force pleaded guilty today for soliciting and receiving sexual favors from a cooperating defendant in exchange for agreeing to recommend a favorable sentence to a federal prosecutor on the defendant’s behalf. Assistant Attorney... »

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Guthrie named Salem chief of police

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Guthrie named Salem chief of police SALEM – Just like the two men who preceded him in the job, Salem’s new police chief made his way to the top of the city’s law enforcement ladder by gaining valuable experience at every stop along the way. On Wednesday, City Manager Kevin Boggess took the “acting” portion off of Tim Guthrie’s title... »

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Ellen Arnold provides stories behind Link’s photos

Friday, December 5, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
Ellen Arnold provides stories behind Link’s photos SALEM – If they didn’t know the background stories, visitors to the newest exhibit of O. Winston Link’s famed train photographs might think they were only seeing guests at the museum’s opening 10 years ago. Instead, the photographic subjects in one series of pictures were the people shown in Link’s photos on the wall... »

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Student safety in Salem needs vigilant awareness

Monday, December 1, 2014
By Mike Stater
Student safety in Salem needs vigilant awareness SALEM – Salem is often ranked as one of Virginia’s safest cities, but that doesn’t mean local residents should let down their guard in ensuring their safety. Abductions and murders of young women have made national headlines in recent months and young women in Salem should not get a false sense of security, says... »

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