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PHONE:  (540) 375-4112   |  ADDRESS:  City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

News in Salem

3

Nov

2016

Jim Chisom Reappointed to Salem City Council

City Council made James L. Chisom Salem’s newest council member during a specially called meeting this afternoon at City Hall. Chisom will fill the position that was vacated by Vice Mayor John Givens on October 24. Chisom will now serve out the remainder of that term, which expires on June 30, 2018.

27

Oct

2016

Police Make Arrest in Shots Fired Incident

Early this morning at approximately 12:30 a.m., officers from the Salem Police Department responded to the area of Ward Street and Springfield Avenue in reference to a report of shots fired.

24

Oct

2016

Pumpkinfest Returns to Downtown Salem October 29

One of the fall favorites in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Pumpkinfest, is set to return to the Salem Farmers Market this Saturday, October 29. This year’s event will once again take place from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and feature a costume contest and pumpkin give-away.

24

Oct

2016

Commonwealth's Attorney Secures Plea in Couvrette Case

City of Salem Commonwealth’s Attorney, Tom Bowers, has secured a no contest plea and conviction against Edward Francis Couvrette, a former Salem businessman.

21

Oct

2016

Vice-Mayor John Givens to Retire After 21 Years on Council

Salem Vice-Mayor John Givens has decided to step down from City Council after serving Salem’s citizens for more than two decades.

13

Oct

2016

CIAA Football Title Game Will Be Played in Salem Next Month

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced today that they will be moving the CIAA Football Championship from Durham, NC to Salem, VA.

6

Oct

2016

Guilty Pleas Secured in Child Murder Case from 2015

The City of Salem Commonwealth’s Attorney has secured guilty pleas against two adults who were responsible for the death of a four-year-old and injuries to a six-year-old who lived in the same home on Front Avenue.

28

Aug

2016

Salem Police Investigate Ambulance and Motorcycle Accident

This afternoon at 2:24 p.m., Salem Police Officers and Salem Fire and EMS members responded to the 1800 block of West Main Street in reference to a vehicle collision involving a motorcycle.

26

Aug

2016

Structure Fire at Spartan Silk Screen Ruled Accidental

The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a fire at Spartan Silk Screen, located at 107 Roanoke Blvd., Thursday night at approximately 9:50 p.m.

5

Aug

2016

42nd Annual Salem Distance Run Set for August 13

The 42nd Annual Health Focus of Southwest Virginia Salem Distance Run is set for Saturday, August 13. The 5K, 10K and 3-mile Poker Walk events will once again start on Main Street in Downtown Salem and end at Longwood Park.
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