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News in Salem

27

Apr

2016

City Unveils New Downtown "Learning on The Lawn" Program

The City of Salem is pleased to announce a new joint venture between the city’s public library and farmers market that will take place in the heart of the Downtown District starting this Saturday. “Learning on The Lawn” will be held on the large green space in front of the Salem Public Library and feature everything from DIY workshops to home brewing.

14

Apr

2016

Voting Open for “Pride in Salem Green Awards"

The City of Salem is pleased to announce that voting is open for the fifth annual "Pride in Salem Green Awards" that are designed to recognize businesses and organizations that take pride in our community and make Salem a great place to work, live and play.

14

Apr

2016

Chance Crawford Softball Tournament Returns This Weekend

The 36th annual Chance Crawford Benefit Softball Tournament will be held this weekend, April 15-17, throughout the Roanoke Valley. The highly successful charitable tournament is a regional effort put on by the cities of Salem and Roanoke and the counties of Roanoke and Botetourt. For this year’s tournament, there are 140 teams representing Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Tennessee.

12

Apr

2016

Salem After Five Performance Schedule Set for 2016

The popular “Salem After Five” concert series will begin a brand new season on Friday, April 29, with “The Kings” performing on the Salem Farmers Market stage. The event will get underway at 5:30 p.m. and all proceeds from the first event of the season will benefit The Salem Food Pantry.

12

Apr

2016

Police Make Additional Arrest in IHOP Armed Robbery

The Detective Division of the Salem Police Department has made another arrest related to the armed robbery at the Salem IHOP restaurant that took place on Friday, April 8.

11

Apr

2016

Dates Are Set for 65th Annual Fishing Rodeo at Lake Spring

The City of Salem Parks & Recreation Department will be holding the 65th annual Ernest “Pig” Robertson Fishing Rodeo at Lake Spring Park on the following dates:

8

Apr

2016

Police Make Arrest in Armed Robbery at IHOP

This morning, at approximately 3:45 a.m., officers from the Salem Police Department responded to IHOP restaurant located in the 200 block of N. Electric Road in reference to a reported armed robbery.

2

Apr

2016

Fire and EMS Respond to Fire at West Main Big Lots

The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a fire at the Big Lots retail store located at 1227 West Main Street this morning, at approximately 10:39 a.m. The fire was contained to a storage room in the back of the building, however, the store did sustain some smoke damage.

1

Apr

2016

Sheriff's Office Warns of Jury Duty Phone Scam

The Salem Sheriff’s Office has received several citizen inquiries about phone calls they are receiving related to jury duty in the city. The scammers are telling citizens that they have failed to report for jury duty and must adhere to certain instructions.

22

Mar

2016

Police Make Arrest in Child Pornography Case

On Friday, March 18, Brian T. McKay, 35, of Salem was arrested and charged with 23 felony counts of possession of child pornography. The arrest is directly tied to an ongoing child pornography investigation that is being conducted by the Salem Police Department.
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