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Time to (safely) roll back to school

Thursday, August 27, 2015
By Correspondent
By Kelsey Bartlett The school year is already under way for Roanoke County students, and on Sept. 8, Salem City Schools will start back as well. Summer is notoriously the most dangerous time of year for teen drivers, but as the leaves begin to change and football season kicks into gear, teen drinking spikes,... »

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The world through snapshots

Thursday, August 27, 2015
By Correspondent
The world through snapshots Column by Kelsey Bartlett Art is more than markings on a piece of paper. Often, it is a release, or a form of expression. Some draw, some choose music. Others dabble in photography, dance, poetry or pottery. The options are limitless, and some try a little bit of it all. The best part about... »

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Grades and SOL scores soar in Salem schools

Thursday, August 27, 2015
By Correspondent
By Sam Wall Last Tuesday’s school board meeting, the last for Salem before students return to the classroom, yielded positive academic reports from Salem High School as well as G.W. Carver Elementary regarding the 2014-15 academic year. Kristyn Shepherd, principal at G.W. Carver, presented the school’s SOL results from the past spring.  The elementary... »

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SHS alumnus leads by example at Rescue Mission

Thursday, August 27, 2015
By Correspondent
SHS alumnus leads by example at Rescue Mission McArthur demonstrates how Salemites can make a difference By Kelsey Bartlett Amy McArthur’s path to the Roanoke Rescue Mission may seem unconventional. After graduating from Salem High School in 2008, she went on to earn her degree in historic preservation from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. After college, she started a career... »

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Salem loses a legend

Sunday, August 23, 2015
By Correspondent
Salem loses a legend Dr. Richard Harding Fisher Sr. dies at 91 By Kelsey Bartlett According to those who knew him well, Dr. Richard Harding Fisher Sr. gave like no other to the people of the place he loved. Born on Nov. 17, 1923, he lived his entire lifetime in Salem, and never stopped trying to improve his... »

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Painting mountains where there are none

Thursday, August 13, 2015
By Correspondent
Painting mountains where there are none By Kelsey Bartlett If Salem’s Florida Street has felt neglected over the years, it didn’t this week, as multiples little hands pitched in to beautify the area. For the second year in a row, Salem Art Center has requested, and Salem Parks and Recreation has approved, the painting of a mural on the street’s... »

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Woodworker, Salem retiree, does wonderful work

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Correspondent
Woodworker, Salem retiree, does wonderful work Raymond Barton is also moved by personal tragedy By Tom Gasparoli “Just a sawin on wood.” That’s how Raymond Barton describes what he does out in his makeshift shop hour after hour, day after day. The shop behind the South Salem house he’s lived in with his wife, Betty, since 1961. A little bit... »

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Salem Library, creating readers for life

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Correspondent
Salem Library, creating readers for life -By Hannah Bridges, Intern A sock monkey crouches between potted plants on a high shelf, staring straight at poster-sized cartoons on the opposite wall of the small office. The posters depict smiling children and stacks of books as tall as buildings, and beneath the posters is a shelf of actual books. The biographies of... »

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Iseli wows crowd at Glenvar Public Library

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Correspondent
Iseli wows crowd at Glenvar Public Library By Jonathan Cribb, Intern It was a hot and beautiful Thursday afternoon at Glenvar Public Library, so why were so many kids and parents inside? The audience gathered to see professional magician Wes Iseli perform a magic show for free. The event was to promote the library’s summer reading program for kids. And promote he... »

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Influential Salem Developer Still Dynamic

Sunday, July 12, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
Influential Salem Developer Still Dynamic He’s got a walker and an assistant who drives him around town and keeps an eye on him during the day. The body wears down a bit when you turn 92, a milestone he made a little less than a month ago. The birthday party was a good one with his children and their... »

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    Thanks for writing such an awesome article about my grandfather! I hope one day to be the man that he …
    Eliot Doub     July 13, 2015

    Loved the article, re: my uncle luke. you captured him well!
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