You don’t have to go to the same trouble that this young fellow at last week’s Salem After Five was going to.
You can just start here — with our weekly online guide.
Each day, we’re posting upwards of a dozen or so news items from Salem and western Roanoke County. This is where we usually make the shameless plug that we like to think of ourselves as Salem’s digital daily newspaper.
But sometimes that can be a bit overwhelming, we know, so each week, we put up this guide to where to find all the online extras we mention in that week’s print edition.
This week, we start with where this young lad was last Friday — the first Salem After Five of the year.
But we also have:
* Full text of police statement on Orange Market robbery
* Fire does “extensive damage” to mobile home on Lynchburg Turnpike
* Salem Food Pantry needs volunteers
* Construction will starts soon on fuel center at Spartan Square Kroger
* Roanoke College named “Campus of the Year”
* More photos from the Pyramid Concert
* More photos from Spring Fling at Fort Lewis
* More photos form Arbor Day at East Salem Elementary
* More photos from the kite festival – plus more paparazzi photos from the kite festival
* More photos of the interesting clouds on April 20
* More on Natalie Trolier appearing in play at Studio Roanoke
* More photos of Jake and Julz Foley
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.
* Want to keep up with us in other ways? You can join our “fan group” on Facebook or become one of our “followers” on Twitter. Just search for “sosalem” and you’ll find us.
* 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