Well, they say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so we’ll let this one speak for itself. You can figure out what’s going on here, we suspect. Kids. Candy. And boys’ sandlot night at Salem High School. These two fellows are members of the Salem Sharks, who were among the rec league teams recognized at the game.
We have a spread of photos in this week’s print edition of So Salem and promised more online and, well, here they are — in this photo gallery.
Each week, we find ourselves with more photos than we can ever hope to fit into print, so that’s one of the ways we use our online site. We also, of course, use it to post upwards of a dozen new items each day from Salem and western Roanoke County, so bookmark us and think of this as your daily digital newspaper for Salem.
So what are some of the other online extras we have this week?
Well, we’ve been following the big controversy over the proposed asphalt plant in Glenvar. We just put up our most recent post early Thursday evening – and it links to this previous post on Wednesday, which in turn links to other posts we’ve done as the issue has unfolded. You can weigh in by leaving a comment on any of those posts. We’ll have more news on the issue as it develops.
SPECIAL ADVERTISING NOTICE . . .
In this week’s edition of So Salem, you’ll see a special promotion in the classifieds on page 17: Share a special message with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day by placing a Love Line in our Feb. 13 print edition of So Salem. Only 99 cents a line! For details, well, see the ad or call 981-3311 by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 10. We now return you to your regularly-scheduled news briefing . . .
We also have these online extras this week:
* More photos from Roanoke College students and alumni at the inauguration
* More photos from the Academic Challenge
* Photo from the Winter Carnival
* Judge sends Salem murder charge to grand jury
* Kimberly Blair of Salem named to position at Virginia Tech
* More photos from Annie Lin at Winter Jam
AND IN SPORTS . . .
* More photos of Salem vs. Cave Spring in boys basketball
* More photos of the Virginia Edge
* More photos of the Virginia Lady Warriors
* 64 photos of the Lady Diamonds vs. the Twilight Zone
* Photos of Salem Outlaws in NRV Classic
* Does Salem have the best Group AA girls basketball team in the region? Vote in this poll.
So how can you get your news and photos in So Salem? Easy! You can share at firstname.lastname@example.org. (And a special request this week: Be sure to send us your holiday photos!)
For more information on us — and how to advertise and reach more than 90 percent of the households in Salem and western Roanoke County -- see below:
* You can meet our community journalist for Salem and western Roanoke County — Miranda Adkins. She keeps regular hours at our Salem “bureau” — at Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea on Main Street. Here’s her schedule.
* So how do we reach 90 percent of the households in Salem and western Roanoke County? Here’s how: Subscribers to The Roanoke Times get it included in their Friday paper; non-subscribers have it mailed to them as part of the weekly Simply Savings advertising flier. Those two add up to more than 90 percent. Plus, we have some free copies available at Kroger, Food Lion, the Salem Y, and the Salem Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea, in case we somehow missed you.
* Are you an advertiser who wants to get your message to more than 90 percent of the households in Salem and western Roanoke County? You can find out more at email@example.com. Want to place a classified ad to reach your Salem neighbors? We’re at firstname.lastname@example.org