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News in Salem

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.

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.
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