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News in Salem

15

Mar

2017

Salem School Division Announces New Assistant Principals

At Salem High School, Bridget Nelson will replace the retiring Bill Gerrol and at Andrew Lewis Middle School, Matthew Coe will fill the assistant principal slot created by the promotion of Jamie Garst to the position of school principal.

15

Mar

2017

I Love the 90’s Returns to the Salem Civic Center This Fall

Superstar Girl Group TLC Make Its Return To The Stage Performing All The Group’s Hits Plus Much-Awaited Tracks From Their Forthcoming Album Tour Will Be The Best-Selling Group’s First Time Performing Those Songs In Concert. Salem Show On Friday, September 8, Also Will Feature: Naughty By Nature, Tone Loc, Biz Markie And Snap!

Tickets Go On Sale March 24 At 10 A.M. – $50, $60 & $70 – Plus, Various Vip Packages Also Available!

3

Mar

2017

Teachers of the Year Announced in Salem School Division

The Salem School Division Teacher of the Year for 2017 knew she wanted to be a Special Education Teacher long before she was out of elementary school. 

18

Feb

2017

Spencer St. Cyr Named Police Officer of the Year

Salem’s Police Officer of the Year for 2016 is a young man credited with saving the lives of two innocent people and preserving critical crime scene evidence in a federal case. Officer Spencer St. Cyr did all of that and more on the night of August 20, 2016, and now his peers at the Salem Police Department have selected him for this prestigious annual honor.

15

Feb

2017

School Division Announces Significant Promotions

Salem School Division Superintendent, Dr. Alan Seibert, is pleased to announce that the Salem School Board has formally approved Dr. Forest Jones to join the Central Office staff as Director of Administrative Services, effective July 1, 2017. Jones will replace Assistant Superintendent, Mike Bryant, who is leaving his position at the end of June. Bryant has served Salem’s children for over 30 years as a principal and administrator and he invested a total of 45 years in public education in the Roanoke Valley.

27

Jan

2017

Trace Adkins Coming to Salem on May 19

See country music superstar Trace Adkins when his 2017 tour stops at the Salem Civic Center on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just ($49.50, $39.50, and $30.50) and they will go on sale to the public this Friday, January 27, at 10 a.m.

12

Jan

2017

Winterfest Beach Bash Features Band of Oz on February 3

The City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department, along with Q99-FM, is all set to present the 10th annual “Winterfest Beach Bash” on Friday, February 3, at 6 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center.

11

Jan

2017

Fire and EMS Update Equipment with Federal Grant

Thanks to a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security, the Salem Fire & EMS Department has updated some of the most important equipment its firefighters use in the field. Self-contained breathing apparatus packs and other important accessories were recently purchased with a combination of grant money and city funds.

11

Jan

2017

Police Investigate Property Damage Case

The Salem Police Department is currently investigating an act of property damage that occurred this week at the General Electric plant that is located at 1501 Roanoke Blvd.

3

Jan

2017

Fire and EMS Respond to Fire at Mount Regis

The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a structure fire at Mount Regis Center Friday night at approximately 10:57 p.m. All residents and staff who were in the building at the time of the fire were able to escape without injury. The entire building did sustain heavy fire damage throughout the second and third floors and the majority of the building suffered water damage.
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