The Salem Civic Center and the city’s sports facilities have been surprisingly busy, despite the continuing pandemic. Since March, the city has hosted concerts, tournaments and other many other public events with a singular focus on safety.
The gloves came off Thursday in the Roanoke Mayor’s race. Incumbent Sherman Lea and challenger David Bowers met during a virtual forum presented by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. During a sharp exchange on several issues, they questioned each other’s record as mayor.