Saturday Sports Roundup
Wrestling — Mountaineers put two on the podium at state championships. Alleghany placed 13th as a team and both Nathan Clark and Dontae Miller earned all-state honors Saturday in the Class 2 state championships at the Salem Civic Center. Clark finished 4th in the 285-pound weight class, putting together a 4-2 record and recording four pins. Miller was 1-3 in the […]therecorderonline.com
What’s News Today: Clothing drive, consignment sale
Civic organizations in Salem are holding a clothing drive today. You can drop them off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center near the Community Room. The Botetourt County School Board will hold a public hearing about is budget for the next fiscal year. If you would like to comment ahead of time, you can contact the School Board Clerk. The LFA Kids Consignment Sale returns to the Berglund Center today.
‘Hope for the future’: Entertainment venues prepare for bigger crowds under new guidelines
ROANOKE, Va. – Bigger crowds will soon be possible in Virginia thanks to the governor’s announcement Tuesday, loosening some restrictions. “It feels fantastic to see that we’re starting to open back up,” said Wendy Delano, director of civic facilities for Salem. Hope is on the horizon for hard-hit entertainment venues across the Commonwealth, allowed to welcome larger crowds starting April 1. The governor is easing restrictions to allow 30% capacity at those venues with no maximum outdoors. “Before you know it, we’ll be back to normal,” Delano said.
Jurassic Wonder Dinosaur Drive-Thru comes alive in Salem this weekend
SALEM, Va. – Prehistoric creatures are taking over the Salem Civic Center this weekend. The Jurassic Wonder Dinosaur Drive-Thru takes place Saturday, Feb. 27, and Sunday, Feb. 28. Kids can travel back in time and watch dozens of life-sized animatronic replicas. The show usually takes place indoors but was modified with social-distancing in mind. “It is rain or shine, so with the weather forecaster this weekend, it’s still gonna happen, which is a great thing as well,” said Director of the Salem Civic Center, Wendy Delano.
VHSL Wrestling Championships: Classes 1 and 4
SALEM, Va. – Salem Civic Center will be the epicenter of VHSL State wrestling championships for the next 3 days. The Golden Wave advanced 9 wrestlers into Finals matches, resulting in 6 first place wins. Galax had an individual champion in Brender Rojas at the 285 pound weight class. Down in Virginia Beach at the Class 4 championships, Amherst County finished 4th as a team. The Lancers had an individual winner at the 182 weight class in Kaine Morris.
What’s News Today: Vaccine clinic, sports rescheduled
The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District’s vaccine clinic at the Berglund Center is canceled today. If you had an appointment for today, you are being rescheduled for tomorrow. Class 1 is rescheduled for Saturday, Class 3 Sunday and Class 2 Monday. The Class 1 and 2 swim championship, scheduled to take place today at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center, are also being postponed. the board advises City Council and the City Manager on matters pertaining to the libraries.
Health leader urges patience as coronavirus vaccinations continue in the Roanoke Valley
ROANOKE, VA – Coronavirus vaccination efforts continue in the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. The two health departments continue to receive shipments of the vaccine on a weekly basis, according to the woman who oversees both districts, Dr. Cynthia Morrow. [Where are Virginia’s coronavirus cases? The health department’s interactive map]Right now, closed vaccination clinics are happening at both the Berglund Center and the Salem Civic Center. Morrow hopes that as more people get vaccinated, the region could start seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases in a few weeks.
Holiday market in Salem offered unique gift ideas from local vendors
SALEM, Va. – The City of Salem hosted a great shopping adventure on Saturday. The second annual Salem Holiday Market offered unique vendors and holiday art displays at the Salem Civic Center. With over 100 vendors, organizers worked with the city to follow COVID-19 guidelines. It was a free event, but people were asked to bring non-perishable food items for the Salem-Roanoke County Food Pantry. Last year, the market raised more than 4,000 pounds of food and they hope to raise even more this year.
What’s News Today: Free lunch, Run from 2020
The Virginia Department of Health holds drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics today. In Lexington, you can get tested from 9 a.m. to noon at Augusta Health Lexington Primary Care. The Christiansburg man, who was wanted for murdering a man in Salem and carjacking in Blacksburg, will be in court. Macado’s and YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge are teaming up to give out 3,000 free boxed lunches today. The virtual event will end on Dec. 31 with a 2.020-mile virtual run/walk.
What’s News Today: road work, COVID testing
There’s a free COVID-19 testing clinic today in Salem. Beginning today, the median crossover on Route 460 at Wilkerson Mill Road in Bedford County will be closed. The closure is part of the road improvement project to eliminate the s-curve. Lane closures could impact your commute in southern Roanoke County starting today. The left lane of both north- and south-bound 220 will be closed from 5 a.m. today through 5 p.m. tomorrow as crews work on the bridge over Back Creek.
Salem Civic Center hosts socially distant drive-in concert
On Friday night, the Salem Civic Center hosted a concert, but instead of inside the arena it was out in the parking lot. It was a parking lot concert with one important rule: staying socially distant. We are totally separate from everyone else, we have our own space plenty of room, Fender said. Whether you sit on top of your car or in a chair, Salem Civic Center director Wendy Delano said its all part of the fun. With no baseball in the stadium or Salem Fair in the parking lot, Fender appreciates outside the box thinking like this.
Whats News Today: Outdoor concerts, road work
ROANOKE, Va. The Salem Civic Center hosts a "Lot Rock" drive-in concert tonight. Last month's concert sold out. Eagles Tribute band, Eaglemania, will perform tonight. Emergency road repairs in Covington could impact your commute today. Work to fix the road will take about two months.
Salem launches virtual run to help arts-based nonprofits
SALEM, Va The Salem Civic Center and Fleet Feet have announced a new virtual running event to encourage music lovers to get active. The inaugural Miles for Music run will take place remotely from September 1-20. Organizers said the event, is a collaboration between other music venues in the area in hopes of bringing the community together through music. People can take part in a virtual ride, walk, run, 5K, 10K, half or full marathon experience at the place and pace of their choice. The $40 entry fee includes a 50/50 poly-cotton race t-shirt, downloadable race bib, a custom 3-inch finisher medal with satin ribbon featuring the music venues and online tracking of times and standings, for those who register by Aug. 12.
Whats News Today: school reopening plans, COVID testing
ROANOKE, Va. The Alleghany Health District holds a COVID-19 testing event today. Salem City Schools could approve reopening plans for the fall at tonights school board meting. The Radford School Board will receive a presentation on reopening plans for the fall. The superintendent of Pulaski County Schools will lay out the plans for reopening schools this fall. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Little Theater at Pulaski County High School and will be streamed online.
They do so much for our community: Salem Kiwanis Club honors first responders
SALEM, Va Some Salem first responders were honored for going above and beyond their service to the community this week. On Tuesday The Salem Kiwanis Club presented members of the Salem Fire Department, Salem Police Department and Salem Sheriffs Office with a plaque of recognition at the Salem Civic Center. Club leaders said its an important time to thank first responders for their hard work. The current situation, I think this is an especially important thing to do, because we have great first responders here in Salem, the fire department the police department and the sheriffs department, they are so supportive; they do so much for our community, President of Salem Kiwanis Club Lisa Bain said. All the first responders honored had their names engraved on a plaque that will be hung up in the Salem Civic Center.
Watch Frozen II at Salem Civic Center lot turned drive-in theater
SALEM, Va. A parking lot behind the Salem Civic Center will transform into a drive-in movie theater on Friday night. The Salem Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Frozen II.Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the move will begin at dusk, around 9 p.m. Admission is free and the parking lot is limited to 50% capacity. Cars will face the entrance of Salem Memorial Ballpark, lined up in every other parking spot to ensure proper social distancing. Organizers ask guests to practice common sense social distancing and wear face coverings when theyre outside of their vehicles.
Chase Rice to perform at Salem Memorial Ballpark in August
SALEM, Va. After days of ominous clues posted to Facebook, the Salem Civic Center has announced that Chase Rice will be playing at the Salem Memorial Ballpark in August. The country singer and former reality TV star will be performing on Aug. 14, and tickets are set to go on sale this Friday on the Ticketmaster website. Rice is known for co-writing the song Cruise by Florida Georgia Line and for his single Ready Set Roll. His first number one hit, Eyes on You, has accounted for nearly 350 million streams and almost 34 million YouTube views. He first came into the spotlight when he was the runner up on Survivor: Nicaragua in 2010. He was also a linebacker at University of North Carolina and NASCAR pit crew member for Hendrick Motorsports.
Salem man organizes drive-thru PPE distribution event
SALEM, Va. A local man is getting creative to quickly distribute PPE to local health care workers. Nathan OKane organized a drive-thru distribution event at the Salem Civic Center. In April, 10 News introduced you to Nathan when he created a Facebook page for people who wanted to 3-D print face shields for health care workers. Nathan O'Kane (WSLS)Since then, hes distributed thousands of face shields and mask holders. About 1,500 face shields and several thousand mask holders will be available at the drive-thru event.
A cappella group Straight No Chaser coming to Salem in 2020
Straight No Chaser In Concert at The Beacon Theatre on December 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)SALEM, Va. - One of the most successful and acclaimed a cappella groups of the past decade is coming to Salem next year. The gentlemen known as Straight No Chaser are bringing their "The Open Bar" tour to the Salem Civic Center on April 2, 2020. You'll likely hear the group's take on James Brown, Taylor Swift, Boyz II Men and Judy Garland just in one night. Presale tickets will be available through Ticketmaster on Thursday at 10 a.m. for Salem Civic Center email club members.
KANSAS to play Salem Civic Center in May 2020
SALEM, Va. - Get ready to rock -- KANSAS is set to play the Salem Civic Center in 2020. The band will bring its "Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour" to Salem on May 1, 2020. KANSAS is famous for hits like "Carry on Wayward Son" and "Leftoverture," followed by its "Point of Know Return" album, which had the song "Dust in the Wind." Tickets for KANSAS at the Salem Civic Center go on sale Friday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or at Ticketmaster.com.
Thousands of middle school students hunt for dream job
SALEM, Va. - Thousands of students across Southwest Virginia are hunting for their dream job. More than 5,000 seventh graders will descend on the Salem Civic Center Wednesday and Thursday for Career Quest. And they don't know about all the jobs that are available out there. There's a ton of companies that can't fill openings here that have good-paying positions available," Virginia Career Works Blue Ridge communications coordinator Brad Stephens said. The same businesses will be at the Salem Civic Center Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. for adults seeking jobs.