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The Right Decision, Even If Almost Too Late

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
The Right Decision, Even If Almost Too Late A COLUMN So far, Salem officials have made all the right moves as it relates to the soon-to-be-donated 9/11 beams memorial on the former Old Virginia Brick property on W. Main. That is, without having to make any actual moves at all, yet. At city council discussion Monday, members and the city manager seemed... »

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Winning, losing, and good fortune for Salem man

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
Winning, losing, and good fortune for Salem man Tom Cook is 69. He settled in Salem in 1969. Cook came south from his childhood home in the Catskills of upstate New York. He arrived to start a job with Ed Marshall Insurance, and he would eventually take over the aviation insurance business from its founder. For years, Cook ran the successful company... »

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Special Summer Jobs on Campus

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Correspondent
Special Summer Jobs on Campus Roanoke College “IT” keeps on sharpening student minds  By Jonathan Cribb There are history majors and English majors. Computer science majors, too. Some want to go the Valley someday, Silicon Valley that is. Some want to stay right here in the Roanoke Valley. Mostly, they want to expand their minds, do something important over... »

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Welcome to Hoonah wins throwdown, to open for EmmyLou Harris at Floydfest

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
Welcome to Hoonah wins throwdown, to open  for EmmyLou Harris at Floydfest The Salem band, Welcome to Hoonah, reports that it captured the Showdown Throwdown event Saturday June 20 on the hill hollar stage the Floydfest grounds. Now, the band will open for the famed Emmylou Harris at Floydfest in late July. The Salem band members are Jessica Larsen (songwriter, plays the washboard and sings), Spencer... »

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Riverside Nursery decides to go seasonal instead of year-round

Friday, June 19, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
Riverside Nursery decides to go seasonal instead of year-round Riverside Nursery: a little bit of beauty off the beaten path. Too long for a slogan, perhaps, but just the right sentence to describe a near-legendary Salem destination for the last quarter-century. Tucked on the edge of a forest and in the long shadow of Green Hill, a stone’s throw from the Roanoke River,... »

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Salem singer-songwriter has her eyes on Nashville now

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
Salem singer-songwriter has her eyes on Nashville now She’s a little bit genius. Or more. She’s got a great, slightly gravelly voice and beautiful blue-green-grey-touch of gold eyes. Really. That’s what I noticed first when I met her. The eyes and pale skin and perfect teeth. We said hello when she made a cup of coffee for me at Mill Mountain Coffee... »

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More moments, new memories at Salem High graduation

Thursday, June 11, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
More moments, new memories at Salem High graduation It was windy out as hundreds and then more than a thousand people clamored across the lot to get a good seat inside the Civic Center for the Salem High graduation. Looking up, there was a threat of rain in the clouds, too. It never rained outside, but inside this year’s graduation celebration was a... »

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A Glenvar graduate shines against all odds

Thursday, June 4, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
A Glenvar graduate shines against all odds She was found wrapped in a blanket behind a trashcan, crying and alone in grave danger. A baby, maybe three months old out in the elements, with no name, no home. Maybe no tomorrow at all. It was the first day of January, 1997, in the city of Qingdao, in the province of Shandong,... »

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Senator Kaine tours the Salem Museum

Thursday, May 28, 2015
By Correspondent
Senator Kaine tours the Salem Museum By Kelsey Bartlett The Salem Museum can add another page to its history book, as Senator Tim Kaine made a pit stop on Monday during the third day of his tour across Southwest Virginia. His trip began in Abingdon on Saturday night where he attended the Songwriters Festival, which was hosted by Richard Leigh,... »

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Clothes Closet relocation approved

Friday, May 1, 2015
By Correspondent
SALEM – At its Monday night meeting, open for public comment, Salem City Council unanimously approved the relocation of the Salem Community Clothing Closet to the former McClung Lumber Co. building at 825 S. Colorado St. No objections were raised to the move, and the sponsoring Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries was commended for its... »

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