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News in Salem

24

May

2016

Salem Police Respond to Train and Truck Collision

On Tuesday, May 24, at 9:02 a.m., personnel from the Salem Police and Salem Fire and EMS Departments responded to the 1600 block of Apperson Drive in reference to a City of Salem garbage truck that had been struck by a Norfolk Southern freight train. The accident occurred at the crossing that is directly across the street from Margaret Lane.

20

May

2016

Salem Police Arrest Two After Thursday Incident

On Thursday, May 19, at approximately 1:05 p.m., the Salem Police Department responded to the 1700 block of East Main Street in reference to two suspicious subjects, who were inside a parked vehicle behind a business.

10

May

2016

Movies at Longwood Summer Season Begins in June

The City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department will open its 2016 outdoor movie season at Longwood Park on Saturday, June 11. “Hotel Transylvania” – featuring the voice of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James and Fran Drescher will begin at dusk, around 9 p.m., and admission is absolutely free.

30

Apr

2016

Salem Fire & EMS Respond to Brookdale Assisted Living Fire

The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a fire at Brookdale Assisted Living located at 2001 Ridgewood Dr. this morning, at approximately 10:27 a.m. The fire was contained to a dryer inside a laundry room, but 23 residents were evacuated while fire crews extinguished the fire and removed the smoke.

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:
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