Dilly Dally prepares to anchor South Salem again

Meg Hibbert Contributing writer Photos courtesy of The Dilly Dally Bringing back The Dilly Dally corner market is Lisa Garst’s dream. And in the first part...

Winter is coming

VDOT offers preparation tips for Salem residents Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org To state the obvious, winter is coming. More than a million Southwest Virginia residents could be...

Local Baha’is celebrate bicentenary at Salem Public Library

Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org   Local adherents of the Bahai faith and their friends recently gathered at the Salem Public Library to help celebrate the 200th anniversary...

Thousands turn out for 10th Virginia Veterans Day Parade

Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org Over 2,500 people were expected to make their way to downtown Roanoke for the 10th Virginia Veterans Day Parade. At 10:30 a.m....

Frenchman tells how Americans liberated his Normandy

Meg Hibbert Contributing writer He was a 5-year-old boy when the first Americans he ever met liberated his homeland of Normandy and taught him to...

Pilot finally gets to thank the Navy diver who saved his life…59 years later

Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org To say that Marshall Beard and John Hebbe share a unique story would be an understatement. Imagine being a Naval Aviator flying the...

Local veterans enjoy a night of laughter at American Legion Post

Shawn Nowlin shawn.nowlin@ourvalley.org Last Thursday was the first time that Mike Bova and Ernesto Galano performed in Salem. The two comedians brought their unique flair...

Salem has spoken

Delegate Joe McNamara elected to full term, David Suetterlein wins 19th District Virginia State Senate race Shawn Nowlin History proves that the City of Salem tends...

Eight local women veterans reflect on military careers

Shawn Nowlin The first thing that comes to mind when Vicky Jackson thinks about her 16 years in the Army is how often she worked...

Grandmother of Salem High Principal turns 100

Shawn Nowlin A birthday gathering took place last month at Snyder’s Nursing Home to celebrate one of Salem’s oldest residents – Ella "Becky" Beckner. On October...

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