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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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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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VAMC employees protest privatization of veteran care

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
VAMC employees protest privatization of veteran care Around two-dozen Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center employees and members of the American Federation of Government Employees took to the streets outside of VAMC on Wednesday, June 29, to host an informational picket raising awareness about the dangers of privatizing veteran medical care, as proposed by the VA Commission on Care. “I want to... »

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Beekeepers setting Salem abuzz

Thursday, June 9, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Beekeepers setting Salem abuzz Downtown Salem is buzzing. Thanks to two men with a major beekeeping hobby, Salem City Hall has about 15,000 tiny new neighbors on its lawn. The beehive placement comes right on the heels of several national campaigns to save honeybees, and according to horticulturist Laura Reilly, will have great benefits locally as well. Jeremy... »

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Two SHS band members make the ‘big leagues’

Thursday, June 9, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Two SHS band members make the ‘big leagues’ Two Salem High School band members are proving they have what it takes to hang with the world’s best. Sophomore Cameron Parrish and junior Trey McDearmon auditioned for and earned spots on Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps with Drum Corps International. Soon, they will be setting on a nationwide summer tour, living up... »

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Saying goodbye to 92 years of clerk experience

Thursday, June 9, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Saying goodbye to 92 years of clerk experience On Tuesday, Roanoke County General District Court said goodbye to two employees, who combined, have 92 years of experience. Clerk of court, Theresa Childress, along with deputy clerk, Judy Cabaniss, each have 46 years of service, and each are officially retired as of June 1. Family, friends and coworkers gathered in the court’s law... »

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