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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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Howard, building business and saving lives

Sunday, April 10, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Howard, building business and saving lives Jeff Howard’s life has never been boring. After graduating from Ohio State University, he moved to the area, looking for a change of scenery. With no money in his pocket, he lived out of a tent, only dressing up to go to job interviews, and quitting six months after landing one to backpack across... »

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After 25 years downtown, Countryside Classics moves on

Sunday, April 10, 2016
By Meg Hibbert
After 25 years downtown, Countryside Classics moves on Sitting in his “bullpen” behind the main counter, Bob May reflects on the end of Countryside Classics’ 25 years as a downtown Salem landmark and a place that told the seasons through its giant flags hanging over the sidewalk and larger-than-life Santa climbing a rope. And that block of East Main Street won’t look... »

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Salem Farmers Market opens Saturday with new manager

Thursday, March 31, 2016
By Meg Hibbert
Salem Farmers Market opens Saturday with new manager The Salem Farmers Market will open for the spring season this Saturday, April 2, with a new market manager and other changes. Kelly McKeown started the manager’s job last week, and met this year’s vendors during sign-up market day on March 25. McKeown is assisting Laura Reilly, who oversees the market as part of... »

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Celebrating Vietnam veterans, 50 years later

Thursday, March 31, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Celebrating Vietnam veterans, 50 years later Nearly 200 Vietnam War veterans and their families packed into the Salem VA Medical Center auditorium Monday evening for a lapel pinning ceremony in their honor and in recognition of the war’s 50th anniversary. The war, which was perhaps the most controversial in U.S. history, led many veterans to feel neglected and disrespected once... »

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Moving forward after loss

Thursday, March 31, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Moving forward after loss Myers family seeks to help others When tragedy struck the Myers family of Salem four years ago, there wasn’t time to process their grief. Norma Myers said all of their attention had to be focused on younger son, 25-year-old Steven, who was in the car with his older brother, Aaron, when they crashed on... »

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Salem local boasts literature’s practical purposes

Thursday, March 31, 2016
By Correspondent
By Peter Morgan Intern Professor and chairperson of Roanoke College’s English department Martha Kuchar has spent the last few years teaching 21st century “Headline Literature.” Itself a capstone course, this class is part of Roanoke’s INQ curriculum, which is meant to stimulate critical thinking through a broad range of diverse subjects and topics. To... »

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