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Thousands scramble for Easter eggs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Montgomery Publishing
Thousands scramble for Easter eggs SALEM – Thousands of children and adults helping them scrambled for candy-filled plastic Easter eggs Saturday at the first of two massive egg hunts in Salem on April 12. People who looked up in the sky Saturday morning near the Salem Civic Center might have seen a helicopter buzzing around. The Helicopter Easter Egg... »

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Mall assailant pleads guilty to shooting Salem woman

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Seven years to the day after the Virginia Tech shootings that took 32 lives, a 19-year-old who evidently was influenced by the campus terrorism pleaded guilty to shooting a young woman from Salem and another person inside the New River Mall last year. Neil MacInnis appeared on April 16 in Montgomery... »

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Salem adds recycling bins on Greenway

Friday, April 11, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
Salem adds recycling bins on Greenway SALEM – Even though the City of Salem doesn’t provide household recycling yet, it has placed recycling containers along the Roanoke River Greenway that accept everything from paper, plastic and metal to all types of glass. Three 55-gallon recycling containers – which do not require items to be sorted – were placed last week... »

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Seed-saving kids run own business

Friday, April 4, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
Seed-saving kids run own business SALEM – Lydia Matyas is only 9 years old, but she and her younger brothers and sisters already run their own business. They save and sell their own organic heirloom seeds, and buy others in bulk which they sort, label seed packets and fill orders for her family’s “Seeds for Generations.” The children and... »

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I-81, Rt. 419 lanes will close this weekend for bridge repairs

Thursday, April 3, 2014
By Submitted
SALEM – Lanes will be closed on I-81  at the Exit 141 interchange (Rt. 419), and also at the I-81 bridge over Wildwood Road this weekend, near Exit 137 in Salem and Roanoke County. Weather permitting, the lane closure Exit 141 will start on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. on northbound and southbound... »

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Payne brings business to the city

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
Payne brings business to the city SALEM – Melinda Payne doesn’t know the meaning of the word “rest.” For the past 13 years, she has helped to sculpt the economic face of Salem today and what it will look like in the future. And in her “spare time,” she serves on more than a dozen community organizations’ boards – and... »

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‘Betty Crocker of meth’ sentenced to serve 2 years of 24-year-sentence

Thursday, March 27, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – A single mother the prosecutor called “the Betty Crocker of meth” has been sentenced to serve two years out of a total 24 years. Although earlier she said she didn’t know all the steps in cooking meth, today Lisa Gail Mason admitted she was watching over two pots of methamphetamine that were... »

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School board approves $42.5-million budget

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Mike Stater
School board approves $42.5-million budget SALEM – The Salem School Board Tuesday night approved fiscal year 2015 budgets totaling over $42.4 million. They will be presented to Salem City Council by an April 1 deadline. Business Director Mandy Hall reported that a projected shortfall of $604,000 has been reduced by $59,000, to $544,351, because the school system received information... »

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Roanoke County Schools closing at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
By Submitted
ROANOKE COUNTY – All Roanoke County Schools are closing at 11 a.m. today, because of snow that began at 5:15 a.m. and continues to fall. No early closing announcement has been made for Salem Schools. Winds are expected to pick up later this afternoon, with lows predicted in the 20s overnight and even lower... »

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3-year-old cocaine charge sends car dealer to jail for 50 days

Friday, March 21, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – A Salem car dealer has been sentenced to serve 50 days in the local jail out of a 5-year-prison sentence for a three-year-old cocaine distribution charge. David Alan Thompson, 59, was sentenced today, March 21, in Salem Circuit Court. Under terms of a plea agreement, the owner of The Rod Shop in... »

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