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Free Family Fun Day Sept. 27 at Craig County Fairgrounds

Thursday, September 25, 2014
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NEW CASTLE – Mick or Mack IGA, Craig County Fairgrounds Association, and Hart Motors will sponsor a Free Family Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 27, from noon to 10 p.m. at the Craig County Fairgrounds. Events will include field day events from noon to 2 p.m. like a greased pig chase, corn hole competitions, and... »

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Dream for new recreation complex becoming a reality

Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Patrick Smith
Dream for new recreation complex becoming a reality NEW CASTLE – The Craig County Field of Dreams, future site of an approximately $2 million recreation complex, received a timely donation in the form of two new flags and flagpoles from Woodmen of the World last Thursday, Sept. 11. A special ceremony coincided with the donation, during which a small crowd both saluted... »

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Ice Bucket Challenge motivates ‘bucket fillers’ at McCleary

Thursday, September 11, 2014
By Correspondent
Ice Bucket Challenge motivates ‘bucket fillers’ at McCleary NEW CASTLE – What started out as a suggestion to support a local charity involving about four to five school staff members became a lively event that kicked a positive atmosphere and the moral up a few more notches than expected at McCleary Elementary School Aug. 29. The school’s “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” ended... »

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Students, staff encouraged to recycle at McCleary Elementary

Thursday, September 4, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
Students, staff encouraged to recycle at McCleary Elementary NEW CASTLE – At McCleary Elementary School’s recent back-to-school assembly, the Craig County Beautification Committee presented new recycle bins for every classroom, as well as the office and cafeteria, as part of an effort to beef up recycling programs within the school system. The bins will be for the collection of paper and cardboard... »

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Bluegrass festival attracts over 1,000 to New Castle

Thursday, August 28, 2014
By Correspondent
Bluegrass festival attracts over 1,000 to New Castle NEW CASTLE – Approximately 1,000 bluegrass music lovers, from North Carolina, Hillsville, Covington and local areas infiltrated the Reynolds Campground Saturday to enjoy a day listening to performances by some of the best bluegrass musicians around. The festival was organized by Adam Gentry, chairman of the Craig County Business Association. Though the rain may... »

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New waste compactor to save Craig in disposal costs

Thursday, August 21, 2014
By Patrick Smith
New waste compactor to save Craig in disposal costs NEW CASTLE – Average Craig County citizens may not notice, but the county has taken two important steps over the past four years to greatly reduce the cost of disposing of their trash. The county currently collects and transfers waste from two sites – one is the Craig County Transfer Station known as the... »

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Broad Run Trading Post sold for $19K at auction

Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
Broad Run Trading Post sold for $19K at auction NEW CASTLE – The old Broad Run Trading Post is now just a memory to so many people of Craig County, as well as to folks who traveled along Route 311 from 1984 until recently. The building was auctioned off Aug. 2 to Adam Gentry and his wife Jennifer for a mere $19,000. One... »

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Craig residents could see delays in commute to Roanoke

Thursday, August 7, 2014
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NEW CASTLE – The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled a traffic detour for Route 311 (Catawba Valley Drive) in Roanoke County. The detour will begin Monday, Aug. 11, at 8 a.m. and is anticipated to remain in place for seven to 10 days. All northbound Route 311 traffic will be detoured onto Route... »

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County administrator receives award for EMS contributions

Thursday, July 31, 2014
By Patrick Smith
County administrator receives award for EMS contributions NEW CASTLE – As a public official, Craig County Administrator Richard Flora has put in countless hours toward various projects in the area, but his contributions as a volunteer were what helped him earn a regional award in June. Flora earned the Benny Summerlin Award for Service to Local Government, which recognizes outstanding contributions... »

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New speed limits apply to unpaved roads, bluegrass festival approved

Thursday, July 24, 2014
By Patrick Smith
New speed limits apply to unpaved roads, bluegrass festival approved - By Gwen Johnson Correspondent   VDOT representative Raymond Lowe apprised Craig County supervisors at their monthly meeting July 10 that new guidelines of 35 mph would apply to unpaved roads unless otherwise indicated by a sign, effective July 1. The change was brought about through a revision of Virginia State Code. Previously, a... »

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