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Beekeepers setting Salem abuzz

Thursday, June 9, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Beekeepers setting Salem abuzz Downtown Salem is buzzing. Thanks to two men with a major beekeeping hobby, Salem City Hall has about 15,000 tiny new neighbors on its lawn. The beehive placement comes right on the heels of several national campaigns to save honeybees, and according to horticulturist Laura Reilly, will have great benefits locally as well. Jeremy... »

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Two SHS band members make the ‘big leagues’

Thursday, June 9, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Two SHS band members make the ‘big leagues’ Two Salem High School band members are proving they have what it takes to hang with the world’s best. Sophomore Cameron Parrish and junior Trey McDearmon auditioned for and earned spots on Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps with Drum Corps International. Soon, they will be setting on a nationwide summer tour, living up... »

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Saying goodbye to 92 years of clerk experience

Thursday, June 9, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Saying goodbye to 92 years of clerk experience On Tuesday, Roanoke County General District Court said goodbye to two employees, who combined, have 92 years of experience. Clerk of court, Theresa Childress, along with deputy clerk, Judy Cabaniss, each have 46 years of service, and each are officially retired as of June 1. Family, friends and coworkers gathered in the court’s law... »

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Ayn against ageism

Thursday, June 9, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Ayn against ageism A 1986 Salem High School graduate, Dr. Ayn Welleford, is fighting to disrupt ageism. Ageism is discrimination or prejudice based on a person’s age. Welleford, now the chair of the Department of Gerontology at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she attended graduate school, recently declared April 22 as the “Day of Disruption.” “Ageism is anytime... »

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Glenvar High School unveils renovations

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Glenvar High School unveils renovations Glenvar High School was decked in green and gold, even more so than usual, on Friday, May 20, for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, celebrating the school’s completed renovations. Students and school board members gathered around the main entrance as a handful of speakers took to the podium, recalling anecdotes from the two-year renovation process,... »

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Kuchar receives second Fulbright Scholar award

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Kuchar receives second Fulbright Scholar award When Dr. Martha Kuchar visits Eastern Europe in the fall, in some ways, she said it will feel like she is returning home. In other ways, she said she expects it to feel very different. Kuchar, chair of the Roanoke College English department, will spend the fall semester in Moldova, teaching as a Fulbright... »

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Council approves $75 million budget

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Salem City Council members unanimously approved a $75,765,556 fiscal year 2016-17 general fund budget at their Monday night meeting. The budget, which is a 2.1 percent increase from the previous year, includes a 2.5 percent raise for full-time and part-time city employees, as well as varied raises for Salem City School employees. The proposed... »

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Roanoke College grad to go from Salem to Japan

Friday, May 20, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Roanoke College grad to go from Salem to Japan Sarah Morris said she feels lucky to land a job right after college. Like many recent graduates, she will be embarking on a new adventure away from home. However, hers will take her further than most, nearly 7,000 miles away, to Japan. Morris, who studied international relations, walked across the stage at the Roanoke... »

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Salem allergist named Rotary “Citizen of the Year”

Friday, May 20, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Salem allergist named Rotary “Citizen of the Year” A tough year is finally turning around for Salem’s Dr. Tom Fame. Fame, 58, who has been in the spotlight for his intense legal battle with the Asthma & Allergy Center of Salem after the company let him go last year, opened his own practice, Dr. Fame Allergy and Asthma two weeks ago. Last... »

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McCrumb set to premiere latest novel in Salem

Friday, May 6, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
McCrumb set to premiere latest novel in Salem Local author Sharyn McCrumb, best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, is proving that sometimes the best tales, and the most unsettling, are based in reality. McCrumb, an award winning, New York Times bestselling author, will debut her latest novel, “Prayers the Devil Answers,” at the Salem Museum, the first stop on a book... »

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