Jessica Simmons threw a one-hitter as the James River softball team opened the season with a win over Staunton River Monday evening. River will play Lord Botetourt at the Botetourt Sports Complex Thursday.
Meg Hibbert held the position of editor of the Salem Times-Register and The New Castle Record from July 1999 - July 2014. She won more than two dozen awards from the Virginia Press Association for feature writing, columns, business articles, health and environmental writing and education coverage. She and her husband, Bill, live in Salem and are avid University of Georgia Bulldogs.