About Us


The newspaper has been family owned and operated from the beginning, with a keen interest in the community. Bob and Margaret Vickery purchased The Salem News in 1950, and their son W. Ray Vickery was publisher from 1983-98. Vickery sold The Salem News to his stepson, Donald Dodd, in 1998. Our locally owned newspaper offers a wide variety of news, features, commentary and sports.


The Salem News not only delivers to Dent and surrounding counties, but many other states and to students and those in military service. It is a great way to stay in touch with your community whether you are in Dent County or thousands of miles away. An e-Edition is also available.

Commercial Printing

Salem Publishing Company offers a full line of commercial printing, including newspapers, business forms and cards, brochures, NCR, booklets, sales tickets, stationary and many more items. We will not only print what you need, our professional staff will help on the front end with design and formatting. The company owns a Goss Community Web press, two other commercial printing presses and a digital color printer.

Invitations and Wedding Supplies

We have a wide selection of wedding supplies to choose from. Available products include, but are not limited to: invitations, napkins (beverage and luncheon sizes), match books, response cards, reception cards, bookmarks, thank you cards, placement cards, wedding announcement cards, programs, glasses, envelope seals, and scrolls.

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