Salem Fire Captain retires after 28 years with department

Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org After 28 years of working as a City of Salem Firefighter, Captain Tracy Coe has decided to call it a career. Coe...

Charity fundraiser and basketball tournament benefits Salem Kiwanis Club, honors beloved WDBJ-7 journalist

Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org Roy Stanley was known for his warm personality and enthusiasm regarding all things sports related. For over 30 years, he was a...

Salem residents hear from manager candidates

Salem citizens and city staff had an opportunity to meet Monday night with and ask questions of the two men vying to become the...

Process to name a new Salem City Manager continues

Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org Members of the Salem City Council have narrowed their list of city manager candidates to two individuals: Interim Salem City Manager Jay Taliaferro...

State of the County Address answers most, but not all, questions

Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org The Annual State of Roanoke County Address was held on November 20 at the Tanglewood Holiday-Inn. Free to the public, over 300...

Glenvar Rotary earns significant international award

Meg Hibbert Contributing writer The Glenvar Rotary Club has earned a significant international award, and recently inducted two new members. The award is the Rotary International President’s...

Help a Virginian: Make a blood donation this holiday season

Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org Blood donation centers such as the American Red Cross are encouraging the Salem community to give to others this holiday season by...

Former Children’s Home Superintendent celebrates 100th birthday

Meg Hibbert Contributing writer For 28 years, R. Franklin Hough Jr. was “Dad” to hundreds of kids, giving his love and discipline to children at the...

Community residents offer insight into what Thanksgiving means to them

Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org Since the 1600s, people have been celebrating Thanksgiving in America. This week, many Virginians will endure traffic jams and flight delays to spend...

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