Salem Terrace. Courtesy of Friendship.

Here’s a round-up of briefs from around Southwest and Southside:

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Friendship acquires Salem Terrace at Harrogate

Friendship, a Roanoke-based senior living and rehabilitation center, has announced its acquisition of Salem Terrace at Harrogate, now Friendship Salem Terrace, a senior living community that offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care.

Friendship will mark the addition of the new Friendship campus with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Friendship Salem Terrace features:

  • a three-story assisted living and memory care community, which offers 20 spots for memory care, 16 rooms for intensive assisted living care, and 43 rooms for independent and assisted living care (a total of 79 units with an operating license for 90 residents)
  • a full-service commercial kitchen, dining room, lounge, library, Internet café, activity rooms, resident laundry areas, game room, theater room, therapy room, beauty salon, and employee lounge and locker room.

The 86,622 square-foot assisted living and memory care facility was developed in 2010 by the late L.S. (Luke) Waldrop and his son, Preston A. Waldrop, MD, who has practiced medicine in the Roanoke Valley since 1991 and founded Virginia Orthopaedic P.C.

Friendship Salem Terrace is accepting new admissions for Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.  For more information about living at Friendship Salem Terrace, visit  For employment opportunities, apply online at

To learn more about Friendship, visit the company’s website,, or call 540-265-2100. 

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Boeing and Tech sign agreement on internships

Boeing and Virginia Tech have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide an interview pipeline with increased internship and scholarship engagement for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.

The memorandum provides a guaranteed opportunity for cadets graduating from the Corps of Cadets’ Citizen-Leader Track to interview with Boeing. The interview opportunity also extends to military-track cadets once they have completed their service obligation or former cadets who have been medically discharged from military service.

Boeing was the first foundational partner for the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandria. The company also announced in June a partnership between Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth of Virginia to create The Boeing Center for Veteran Transition and Military Families.

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Martinsville-Henry group wins ABC grant

A Martinsville and Henry County group is one of three statewide to win grants from the Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project.

“The Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project provides our community partners with resources to secure a safe and drug-free environment for Virginia youth,” said ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill. “As other recipients of the Wheeler Award before them, the Youth Page County Alliance initiative to address a critical community need is inspiring. We applaud the students’ efforts and support their path to achieve success and continued work to build a stronger community and peer network.”

Virginia ABC also named three YADAPP teams who participated in the YADAPP 2022 program winners of mini-grants for their STAN Plans. Schools or organizations represented by the student teams will receive $250 to support their substance use prevention efforts. Mini-grant recipients include teams representing the following schools and communities:
•    Bishop Ireton High School (Alexandria)
•    Communities Helping Improve Local Lives (CHILL) Coalition (Martinsville and Henry County)
•    Manor High School (Portsmouth)

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Wytheville Concert Series announced

The Wytheville Concert Series is back for a full season of performances running from October 2022 through April 2023. In keeping with tradition, Leslie Mabe and the Rainier Trio will welcome in the holiday season on December 3.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support the Wytheville Concert Series and the Wytheville Community College Food Bank.

Wytheville Concert Series performances are presented by Wytheville Community College, St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Wytheville Presbyterian Church, the WCC Educational Foundation, and MacDowell Music Club and are under the artistic direction of Kevin Matheson. For more information, please visit

 Concert Schedule 

Bach 2 the Baroque 

Rick Dolan & Kevin Matheson, baroque violins 

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. 

Wytheville Presbyterian Church

285 Church St, Wytheville

Christmas Traditions 

Soprano Leslie Mabe and the Rainier Trio 

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. 

St. Paul United Methodist Church

330 Church St, Wytheville

Grieg & Beethoven 

Anna Billias, piano; Julia Goudimova, cello; Kevin Matheson, violin 

Friday, February 3, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. 

Snyder Auditorium, Wytheville Community College

1000 East Main St, Wytheville

Beethoven’s “Archduke” 

Harold Brown, piano; Julia Goudimova, cello; Kevin Matheson, violin 

Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church

275 E Main St, Wytheville

All-American Program 

The Rainier Trio 

Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. 

Snyder Auditorium, Wytheville Community College

1000 East Main St, Wytheville

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Forest Service road closed in Bath County

The USDA Forest Service has temporarily closed Hughes Creek Road (Forest Service Road #192) in Bath County to replace a culvert.

Hughes Creek Road, also known as Oliver Mountain Road, is closed to all entry beginning at the intersection with Morris Hill Road. Hughes Creek Road provides access to the Oliver Mountain Trail (Forest Trail #469) and the Jackson Trail (Forest Trail #469A). Trail users can still access the Oliver Mountain Trail from the Fortney Branch boat launch. Depending on weather conditions, the road work should be completed by mid-October. Once the repair work is complete, the road will reopen.