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News in Salem

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.

13

Dec

2016

Legendary Alice Cooper Coming to Salem

Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, Alice Cooper is known for creating a stage show that features electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood, and boa constrictors.

24

Nov

2016

Fire & EMS Respond to Structure Fire at 425 White St.

The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a structure fire at 425 White St. this morning at approximately 1:27 a.m. Two people were inside the home at the time of the fire, but both escaped without injury.

22

Nov

2016

Mayor Proclaims Small Business Saturday on 11/26

8

Nov

2016

Some Vehicles May Qualify for Property Tax Relief

City of Salem Commissioner of the Revenue, Linda M. Carroll, announced today that additional vehicles may now qualify for Personal Property Tax Relief (PPTR) from the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is due to legislative changes that were put in place during the 2016 session of the Virginia General Assembly.
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