Brookdale Assisted Living staff display their ‘Love’ for each other

Recently, staff members of Brookdale Assisted Living Memory Care made a memory in front of the ‘Love’ sign in downtown Salem. From left to...

Salem will hire search firm to find city manager

Salem is officially beginning a search for its next city manager and possibly, an assistant manager. Monday night, Salem City Council authorized Mayor Randy...

The power of kindness: Salem community goes above and beyond to help active duty...

One of the best compliments that a visitor can give a city is to praise its hospitality. The Salem community recently took “southern hospitality”...

Veterans enjoy night of laughter at local American Legion Post

Over 50 Veterans gathered last Saturday at the Salem American Legion Post. The reason? To enjoy an evening of comedy, personality and dancing, courtesy...

Richfield chapel provided more than worship

Chapel demolished; last service Feb. 17 Weddings, funerals, parties and celebrations of 100-year-old residents. A place that made a difference in people’s lives. For almost...

Salem High School celebrates graduation day 2019

It seems like just yesterday that Grace Mann was starting her first day of high school. At least that is how her mother, Krystin,...

Juneteenth Celebration embraces richness of African American history

While Americans nationwide get ready to celebrate the country’s freedom on July 4, another lesser-known Independence Day was celebrated last weekend. As with all national...

Salem ready to pass first property tax increase in almost 50 years

There were three unusual aspects of Monday night’s Salem City Council meeting: 40 people attended instead of the more usual five or six; none...

Local high school seniors awarded thousands in scholarships

How am I going to cover my school expenses? What is the lowest interest rate I can get? Which loan provider should I choose? Those...

Governor Northam signs I-81 improvement legislation in Salem

Last Friday marked the second time in 2019 that Governor Northam visited Salem to address issues concerning Interstate-81. In April, he announced budget amendments. On...

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