Museum, Historical Society celebrate 25 years of ‘Salem Treasure’

Twenty-five years ago, some of Salem’s oldest buildings were being torn down and with them, building blocks of the city’s history. A group of history lovers turned their alarm into action, and formed SOS – Save Old Salem. The fledgling organization didn’t own a building to call home, have a collection, had no money – but tons of enthusiasm and hope. That grew into the Salem Historical Society and its showplace home, the Salem Museum built in 1854 as the home and store of William More...

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Brian Hoffman Column: Making Lemonade

  The weather man threw a lemon at the Salem Red Sox Monday night but the staff hit it out of the park, then served lemonade to the assembled crowd at Salem Memorial Ballpark. A More...

Home Run Derby

Action from Monday Night’s Home Run Derby.  South All-Stars snap pictures of the contestants with their phones; Salem High baseball coach Wes McMillan throws meatballs; More...

Chance Crawford Softball

There was plenty of action at the softball fields around the area last weekend as Salem played host to the annual Chance Crawford Benefit Tournament. The tournament annually More...


Gators have too much manpower in meet at Hidden Valley

  The Hidden Valley Country played host to the Stonegate Swim Club Monday night in a Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association swim meet. The Vinton Area Swim Team also competed More...

Spartans are All-State

Salem’s Lilly Blair is first team All-State in lacrosse. PHOTO BY JIM DEVINNEY Evyn Magenbauer(#8 left) and Hannahoulling(#22) are first team All-State in soccer.PHOTO More...

Salem Soccer Alumni Game

Salem Football Stadium was converted into a “pitch” on June 10 for the Salem High Alumni soccer game. The group More...

Glenvar grads Duncan, Watt shine for Roanoke Rails

The Roanoke Rails will be back home this week for three doubleheaders at Kiwanis Field in Salem. The local Carolina-Virginia More...

Governor McAuliffe announces more than $83 million for Criminal Justice Programs throughout the Commonwealth

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced $83.3 million in grants to provide support – in some cases...

Annual masterclass for middle and high school students

    The Piano School’s 9th annual masterclass for middle and high school students took place...

Talented Glenvar High sophomore

Willow Pope, a sophomore at Glenvar High School, painted this beautiful picture of the Glenvar Marching...

Obituaries – June 28th, 2017

BALL, Mary W. Mary Ellen Watts Ball, 82, of Racine, Ohio passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Overbrook More...

Shelor, Wayne Allen  

  Wayne Allen Shelor, 86, of Salem, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 16. He was preceded in death by his..

Obituaries – June 14th, 2017

MACLEAN, The Rev. Dr. Iain S. The Rev. Dr. Iain S. Maclean of Fincastle and Durbanville, South Africa, passed away on..

Governor McAuliffe announces second round of Preschool Grants

  Governor McAuliffe recently announced that the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF), in consultation More...

Teachers offered environmental education training through Extension

  Virginia Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Society of American Foresters and other members of..

Glenvar resident graduates from University of Richmond

  Bryan Daunt, son of Paul and Lillian Daunt, of Glenvar, Virginia, earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in..

Community Calendar – May 18th, 2017

FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS   Salem Host Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., dinner and a program, Salem Civic Center.   EACH TUESDAY  ..

Mean Mister Mullins – Part 3 (final)

  Stephen was the first to speak. “You know, your Grandfather sure needs to get some better stories.” Carol, ignoring him,..

Upcoming Salem Choral Society performance

  Haul out the stars and stripes! The Salem Choral Society is pleased to present “I Hear America Singing” under the..

Church Briefs – June 22nd, 2017

  MITCHELL, OTHERS LEAVING LOCAL METHODIST CHURCHES The Rev. Bass Mitchell, pastor of Salem’s First United Methodist Church for the past..

Breakfast with Santa

For the second time in as many years, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) fixed a warm breakfast for the community..
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