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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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Jones, Johnson and Martin land council seats

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Jones, Johnson and Martin land council seats Political newcomer James Martin and incumbents Jane Johnson and Bill Jones obtained the three open Salem City Council seats in Tuesday’s closely contested four-person election. Second-time candidate Mark Henrickson, who previously ran in 2006, came in last, trailing Martin by 41 votes. Anxious candidates huddled inside of the City of Salem Registrar Office Tuesday... »

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Salem City Council candidates talk issues

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Salem City Council candidates talk issues Salem City Council candidates gathered at the Salem Civic Center on Tuesday afternoon for the first public forum of the election season, which was hosted by the Salem Kiwanis Club. The forum, which allowed the candidates a chance to introduce themselves and their visions for the city, as well as an opportunity to field... »

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Kite festival soars

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Kite festival soars Kite enthusiasts, young and old, made their way to Green Hill Park on Saturday, April 16 for the 18th annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival. Among the colorful kites soaring across the blue sky, a few in particular stood out for their craftsmanship. While some were content to fly cheaper plastic kites, or family heirlooms... »

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SHS forensics: 11 years as champions

Sunday, April 10, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
SHS forensics: 11 years as champions For 11 consecutive years, the Salem High School Forensics Team has dominated any and all competition. On Saturday, the team secured its title as the reigning state champion, beating John Handley High School, 40-17, in a field of 20 teams. Led by coach Mark Ingerson, who began coaching at SHS in 2001, members of... »

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