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Graham-White celebrates 100th anniversary

By Submitted
SALEM – Founded in 1914, Graham-White Manufacturing Company recognized 100 years of service to its customers, employees and the community Saturday night at the Salem Civic Center. Located in Salem for over 65 years, the company has thrived with a “customer-first” culture, born from the vision of founder James Frantz. Around 500 employees and... »

Officials weigh in on area drug abuse

By Patrick Smith
SALEM – A panel of local judges, law enforcement officials and medical experts advised the public of growing drug abuse problems in the Roanoke Valley during the third in a series of community awareness seminars Tuesday at the Salem Civic Center. Although each of the speakers agreed that drug use of all kinds is... »

Blue Ridge Music Festival to span two days in 2015

By Correspondent
SALEM – Today, City of Salem officials and representatives from Outback Concerts released the details for the 2015 Blue Ridge Music Festival, which will expand to two days as opposed to one and will include some of the biggest names in music. The festival is scheduled for May 30-31, 2015. Headlining Saturday’s event is Grammy... »

Salem Fair sees increase in attendance for sixth-straight year

By Patrick Smith
Following its conclusion Sunday, organizers of the 27th Annual Salem Fair reported that this year’s 12-day event attracted a record crowd of 340,000 people and posted record revenues. “We just had a phenomenal two weeks of fair activities this year,” said Fair Manager Carey Harveycutter. “For the most part, the weather was outstanding and... »

Thousands scramble for Easter eggs

By Montgomery Publishing
SALEM – Thousands of children and adults helping them scrambled for candy-filled plastic Easter eggs Saturday at the first of two massive egg hunts in Salem on April 12. People who looked up in the sky Saturday morning near the Salem Civic Center might have seen a helicopter buzzing around. The Helicopter Easter Egg... »

Salem Dinosaur Train performance canceled due to weather

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SALEM – Jim Henson’s “Dinosaur Train Big Buddy” performance at the Salem Civic Center for tomorrow night, Feb. 12, has been cancelled due to the predicted snowstorm for East Coast. Refunds are available where people purchased their tickets. Those who purchased through Ticketmaster should call 1-800-653-8000.   »

Scotty McCreery wows the girls

By Correspondent
SALEM – When “American Idol” Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery came onstage at the Salem Civic Center, the crowd went wild. McCreery was in Salem Oct. 4 as a part of his headlining Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013. October is a big month for the whole McCreery family, and his parents, Mike and Judy McCreery,... »

New county tourism map is available

By Meg Hibbert
CRAIG COUNTY – Craig County is definitely on the map, and to prove it, there are 10,000 full-color copies being distributed in the county and at regional tourism centers. The new “Craig County Virginia Road Map – Your guide to attractions and destinations” arrived the first of August after months of preparation and anticipation.... »

Horse show resumes after windshear rips tents

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – Horse competitions resumed today after a windshear that tore through a portion of Salem just before 7 p.m. last night did an estimated $300,000-worth of damage to one of the big blue-and-white-striped tents and ripped two others at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show. The fast-moving storm scattered tack and horse owners’ belongings,... »

Rain moves Glenvar’s Class of 2013 inside civic center

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – Glenvar High School’s Class of 2013 didn’t celebrate their graduation as most of Glenvar’s classes have in the past. The commencement ceremony is usually held at Glenvar’s Highlander Stadium – and the program printed in advance even listed that – but due to heavy rains most of the week with more forecast,... »