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City council passes zoning changes

Thursday, July 31, 2014
By Correspondent
- 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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Historic marker honors Salem artist Walter Biggs

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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Historic marker honors Salem artist Walter Biggs SALEM – A new historic marker honoring Walter Biggs now stands near where the late artist and illustrator lived in Salem. On June 24, the marker was unveiled at the corner of College Avenue and The Boulevard, in a grassy triangle across from John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home. Obtaining the marker was... »

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GHS breaks ground for school for next 50 years

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
GHS breaks ground for school for next 50 years GLENVAR – The current Glenvar High School has stood for 50 years. On Tuesday, June 17, school board members, administrators and teachers took turns turning shovels of dirt for the new version of the school, which they expect to last for the next 50. Almost as soon as the last students were out of... »

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Salem High School graduates 290

Friday, June 13, 2014
By Correspondent
Salem High School graduates 290 SALEM – The Salem Civic Center was packed with students, friends, and family members anxious to celebrate Salem High School’s graduation on June 10. Emotions ran high, as did the temperature, as graduates scrambled into their caps and gowns and lined up in their assigned positions. Principal Scott Habeeb joked that rather than all... »

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