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Highland Games return to Green Hill Park for 8th year

Friday, August 26, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Highland Games return to Green Hill Park for 8th year VINTON–Marni Smith is a Vinton librarian; Libby Weiner works in medical billing; Dr. Justine Crowley is an orthopedic surgeon with the Salem VA. What do the three have in common? They are all involved in emerging strength sports and heavy athletics in the Roanoke area and will be participating in the Highland Games at... »

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Virginia Highland Pipes and Drums appear at the Glebe and Green Hill Highland Games

Friday, August 26, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Virginia Highland Pipes and Drums appear at the Glebe and Green Hill Highland Games VINTON–The Virginia Highland Pipes and  Drums is the oldest bagpipe band in southwestern Virginia, formed in the 1980’s. The bagpipe is generally considered to be the ultimate sound of Scottish folk music. According to their business manager and piper Bob Copenhaver, they entertain for both “celebratory and solemn” occasions throughout the region, including performances... »

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Two men recall escaping a tragic outcome

Thursday, August 11, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Two men recall escaping a tragic outcome Forty-eight years ago, Ervin Farmer and Ben Lockhart decided to hitch a ride with a motor sergeant rather than hop a plane that they had already purchased tickets for. Thanks to that decision, they are still alive today. Thirty-seven people onboard weren’t as fortunate. On Aug. 9, 1968, Farmer, now 69, and Lockhart, now... »

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    Ervin, what a beautiful story. God really does work in mysterious ways. It might be months or years, but if …
    jo anne woods     August 14, 2016

    Thanks for the story, Kelsey. Really well written. Was good to meet you and discover our Marion, Va. Currin Valley connections. …
    Ervin Farmer     August 12, 2016

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Salem and Roanoke Co. neighbors protest proposed nursing home

Thursday, August 11, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Salem and Roanoke Co. neighbors protest proposed nursing home Around 80 Roanoke County and Salem residents gathered at Hidden Valley Country Club on Tuesday evening to protest a 180-bed facility that could be coming to their neighborhood. Medical Facilities of America, a company founded by Fralin and Waldron in 1970, is planning to build a one-story, 95,000-square foot, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center... »

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What’s your experience with(out) Roanoke mail processing facility?

Friday, July 22, 2016
By Edwin McCoy
What is Your Experience with the Roanoke, VA, Processing Facility? That’s the question the US Postal Service Inspector General is asking in an on-line survey that asks for the public’s experience since the Roanoke mail processing center was closed and consolidated with the one in Greensboro, N.C. According to the website, the survey started... »

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Spartan Square Kroger introduces ‘ClickList,’ creating 25 new jobs

Thursday, July 21, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Spartan Square Kroger introduces ‘ClickList,’ creating 25 new jobs Today, Spartan Square Kroger will introduce online shopping, creating 25 new jobs in the area. The store is only the second in Virginia west of Richmond to introduce the company’s “ClickList” program. ClickList began testing in 2014, with over 120 of the nation’s approximate 2,800 Kroger stores now participating. According to George Anderson, e-Commerce... »

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    I think this is a great service HOWEVER I am very disappointed that Kroger has taken out a large number …
    Pam Bandy     July 22, 2016

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SHS awarded $50,000 Implementation Grant

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Salem High School is one of nine schools in the state to be awarded a $50,000 grant by the Virginia Department of Education to create programs that provide innovative approaches to learning. The grant is designed to better prepare students for employment. Recipients of the grant were announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe on July... »

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Auldridge selected to participate in the DNC

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Auldridge selected to participate in the DNC For most of 2005, Nathan Auldridge was a carefree college student. By the year’s end, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Today, he is cancer free and a caretaker for individuals living with disabilities. He is also the chairman of the Salem Democratic Committee, and was recently chosen to serve on the Rules... »

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Salem Fire-EMS to introduce new emblem

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Salem Fire-EMS to introduce new emblem The Salem Fire-EMS Department has plenty to be proud of, and soon they will introduce a new, one-of-a-kind emblem, designed by their own firefighter, Erin Barger. The department, founded in 1854, is one of the oldest in the state. The new emblem, with its intricate gold lettering and maroon background, is rooted in tradition,... »

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Martin sworn in, Foley and Givens reappointed

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Martin sworn in, Foley and Givens reappointed Newly-elected Salem City Council member James Martin is ready to begin his term. After months of anticipation, candidate forums and a successful May election, Martin was officially sworn into office by Salem Circuit Court Clerk Chance Crawford on Friday, July 1. Also sworn in were Salem City Mayor Randy Foley and Vice Mayor John... »

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