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Salem Red Sox set to celebrate 75th anniversary

The Salem Red Sox are excited to share their plans for Tuesday, May 20, which will mark the 75th anniversary of the first ever game played in Salem. On that evening, with the Winston-Salem Dash in town, the Red Sox will host “Turn Back the Clock” Night, featuring numerous special deals and promotions.


Veterans Job Fair set for April 30

The Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) are partnering to sponsor the third annual Veterans Only Job Fair.


Forestry agency marks centennial with events and activities

To celebrate its centennial, the Virginia Department of Forestry has a number of events and activities scheduled throughout the year and across the Commonwealth.

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Virginia Truck Driving Champions crowned

Nine professional Virginia truck drivers were crowned 2014 “Champions of the Highway” at the 63rd annual Virginia Truck Driving Championships held April 11 and 12 at the Lee Hi Travel Plaza in Lexington, Va.

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Myrtle Beach completes sweep of Salem Red Sox

The Salem Red Sox came home from a season-opening road trip with a 4-0 mark, but faltered after taking two out of three against the Dash to start the homestand.

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Chris Dillow wins Walmart Bass Fishing League event on Smith Mountain Lake

Chris Dillow Waynesboro, Va., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Shenandoah Division tournament of 2014 on Smith Mountain Lake. For his victory, Dillow earned $6,796.

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AAA: Gas prices spring up this week

The national average for a gallon of gas continues to edge higher, although it remains at the low-end of AAA’s forecast to begin the year.

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Roanoke Del. Sam Rasoul takes action on campaign pledge

Del. Sam Rasoul has chosen the Roanoke Technical Education Center (ROTEC) as the first recipient of a charitable donation in fulfillment of his campaign pledge to donate half of his General Assembly salary to local organizations.


Ken Plum: The interesting politics of the Medicaid gap

People who could benefit from an expansion of Medicaid that closes the coverage gap by insuring more of the working poor are found throughout the Commonwealth.

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AAA: March gas prices lowest since 2010

Gas prices may have inched up again this week, but this year there is less madness at the pumps. Drivers across the country paid the lowest for fuel in March than they have since 2010.

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Salem Red Sox improve to 3-0 with win over Myrtle Beach

Reed Gragnani collected four hits, Luis Diaz dialed in for five dominant innings, and the Salem Red Sox kept up their winning ways with a 5-2 triumph over the Pelicans on Saturday night at TicketReturn.Com Field.


Farmers markets — and asparagus — are springing up this month

Some Virginia farmers’ markets will open this month, while others have been open year-round. At many markets, shoppers will find Virginia-grown asparagus.

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AAA: Gas prices continue to rise

March gas prices are going out just as they in roared – like a lion. The national average price at the pump rose to $3.54 per gallon Friday, a penny above week ago prices, and 11 cents more expensive than one month ago.

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March Madness: Gas prices soar to six-month high

It’s been March Madness at the gas pump of late, as prices soared to their highest price point in six months. The national average price at the pump rose to $3.53 per gallon Friday, two cents above week ago prices, and 15 cents more expensive than one month ago.

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AAA: Gas prices continue to climb

Gas prices at the pump continue to climb upward during an annual upswing motorists have come to expect. The national gas price average topped $3.50 per gallon on Thursday for the first time in nearly six months.