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How did Glenvar really get its name?

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Glenvar: The name is affixed to the well-known West Roanoke County community; it’s seen on signs for businesses and the library now under construction; it’s worn by teenagers on green and yellow hoodies. But where, one might ask, did the name Glenvar originate? A recently discovered mention in an ancient newspaper sheds new light... »

Riverdance includes Salem in final American tour

By Meg Hibbert
Caterina Coyne’s dancing feet landed her a lead role in Riverdance, and tours across Europe and North America. She will be featured in the group’s single performance on Sunday, May 6, at the Salem Civic Center. The stop in Salem is part of Riverdance’s final North American Tour. The United States tour will put... »

Organic farm adventure transformed her views

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – Katie Rotanz didn’t start out to become hooked on organic farming, a goal to recycle just about everything and a hunger to eat the freshest possible foods. But after spending six months traveling first in Ireland and then Australia, Katie Rotanz came home with a new view of the world, and dozens... »