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New Salem librarian embraces change, technology

Thursday, August 21, 2014
By Mike Stater
New Salem librarian embraces change, technology In this age of instant information and on-demand news and entertainment via the Internet, the fate of the public library could be in question – but not so, according to the new director of the Salem Library. Unlike some organizations that have chosen to shy away from the many changes made to everyday life... »

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Council approves pay raise for city personnel

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Patrick Smith
SALEM – All City of Salem full-time employees will receive a 2.5 percent pay raise next month, following a unanimous vote of approval by Salem City Council during its Aug. 11 meeting. The one-step pay raise will go into effect Sept. 28. Council had discussed the concept during a work session in July, but... »

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Service stations declare gas war

Thursday, August 7, 2014
By Patrick Smith
Service stations declare gas war SALEM – Low gas prices are hard to come by, and nowhere was that more evident than in Salem last Friday when two service stations on Fourth Street offered customers regular gasoline for under $2 per gallon. A so-called “gas war” between locally owned Gill Brothers (GB) Market and the Shell service station across... »

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City council passes zoning changes

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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- By Kelsey Bartlett, Intern All motions were passed by a 3-0 vote during Salem City Council’s July 28 meeting. The first of six topics on the agenda was an amendment to the zoning ordinance to allow for the construction of a fuel center at Kroger’s Electric Road location. “We’re not rezoning the property,... »

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Fallen Vietnam soldiers’ photos located

Thursday, July 24, 2014
By Patrick Smith
Fallen Vietnam soldiers’ photos located Two Salem men who were killed in action during the Vietnam War have been remembered on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall of Faces in the past week. Both Roger D. Atkinson and Kester Ulrey are now pictured on the Wall of Faces, along with the portraits of thousands of other American soldiers killed in... »

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Salem Fair sees increase in attendance for sixth-straight year

Thursday, July 17, 2014
By Patrick Smith
Salem Fair sees increase in attendance for sixth-straight year Following its conclusion Sunday, organizers of the 27th Annual Salem Fair reported that this year’s 12-day event attracted a record crowd of 340,000 people and posted record revenues. “We just had a phenomenal two weeks of fair activities this year,” said Fair Manager Carey Harveycutter. “For the most part, the weather was outstanding and... »

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Salem school board re-appoints leadership

Thursday, July 10, 2014
By Mike Stater
Salem school board re-appoints leadership The Salem School Board chose its new leadership for the upcoming year at its annual organizational meeting on July 8. Re-elected chairman was David Preston and Dr. Michael Chiglinsky was again chosen to serve as vice-chairman. The board also approved a revised organizational chart which represents an updated management profile to include some position... »

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Hibbert retires as editor

Thursday, July 3, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Hibbert retires as editor Meg Hibbert is retiring on July 4 after 15 years as editor of the Salem Times-Register and The New Castle Record. She is not a native of Salem, or even of Virginia, but she has made herself an integral part of the Salem community in her years there. “Meg came into the job with... »

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Dog dies in Salem house fire

Monday, June 30, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – A dog died but its owner escaped safely after a house fire in Salem this morning that apparently started in the kitchen. Eighteen firefighters and rescue personnel turned out to control the fire within 25 minutes after the blaze was reported on Lakehurst Avenue at 9:12 a.m. According to Salem Fire &... »

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Armed robbery suspect arrested

Thursday, June 26, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – A 20-year-old armed robbery suspect is being held without bond in jail today after Salem Police arrested him near a business that was held up June 24 on Chestnut Street in Salem. Police identified him as Exavior Deopalis McCarthy of Roanoke, who was charged with armed robbery and using a firearm in... »

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