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Grant makes ‘Free Feline Fix’ possible for local cat owners

Friday, January 23, 2015
By Correspondent
Grant makes ‘Free Feline Fix’ possible for local cat owners Area cat owners have an exciting opportunity available to them – they can have their cats spayed or neutered for free. Thanks to a grant from the McCausland Foundation, Barn Cat Buddies, Inc. has announced its “Free Feline Fix” in which the goal is to spay or neuter and rabies vaccinate 600 felines this... »

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CCHS fans make ‘Baskets for Cash’

Thursday, January 15, 2015
By Correspondent
CCHS fans make ‘Baskets for Cash’ NEW CASTLE – The cheers were loud and proud as Grace Faw and Tyler Taliferro each made three-point shots to win $400 for Craig County High School in the area contest called “Baskets for Cash,” sponsored by Shelor Motor Mile of Christiansburg. Faw is a student at CCHS and Taliferro is a graduate. Melissa... »

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New roof for the New Year

Thursday, January 8, 2015
By Submitted
New roof for the New Year NEW CASTLE – Kevin J. Bevins Construction Company has completed work on the new roof of the historic Old Brick Hotel in New Castle. One of the first projects after the 1840s brick building was purchased by the Craig County Historical Society in 1983, the old tin roof had developed holes and other defects... »

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Trumbo inducted into Bridgewater Hall of Fame

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
Trumbo inducted into Bridgewater Hall of Fame NEW CASTLE – Marion “Bo” Trumbo, a former standout pitcher for Bridgewater College with several pitching records having stood the test of time for nearly four decades, was inducted into the Bridgewater College Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 31, along with five others making up the class of 2014 for the hall. Trumbo’s career... »

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Paint Bank’s Mikell Ellison retiring

Friday, November 28, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
Paint Bank’s Mikell Ellison retiring CRAIG COUNTY – Mikell Ellison, a legend in her time for her efforts in making Paint Bank a successful destination point, has retired after 15 years of service to Paint Bank and the late John Mulhern and his wife Nancy. “Meeting 40,000-50,000 people a year from all over the world is as good a... »

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Fitness center opens in New Castle

Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
Fitness center opens in New Castle NEW CASTLE – Fitness by Holly is the new kid in the 200 block of Main Street in New Castle, the side of the street that has a new restaurant, The Emporium Book Store, Charlton’s Realty, a school of dance studio and two banks. With Family Dollar and the Artisan Center across the street,... »

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Shelor, CCHS partner for talent show

Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Correspondent
Shelor, CCHS partner for talent show NEW CASTLE – Seven Craig County High School students last Wednesday competed for a chance to win a 1st-place prize of $200 and for the opportunity to compete in a regional talent show in Christiansburg in November, where the 1st-place prize is $2,500. Shelor Motor Mile sponsored the school’s first-ever “Growing the Future” Community... »

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New restaurant opens on Main Street

Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
New restaurant opens on Main Street NEW CASTLE – Jason Hutchison, owner and operator of the new restaurant Hutch on Main, said, “This restaurant is something I have wanted to do all my life. It’s been my dream,” he added. “There was only one way to do it and that was to jump in.” And jump in he did. He... »

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Federal grant funds go toward EMS communications in Craig

Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Submitted
NEW CASTLE – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last week that more than $4.8 million in federal funds would be awarded to multiple local government agencies to enhance emergency preparedness throughout Virginia. Craig County was one of the localities receiving grant funding, and was awarded $40,000 for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) upgrades. According to Craig... »

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Community remembers victims of fatal 2013 accident

Friday, October 10, 2014
By Correspondent
Community remembers victims of fatal 2013 accident NEW CASTLE – It is hard for many to believe that a year has already passed since the fatal car accident that stunned everyone in the community of Craig County. Three young women remembered for their wonderful personalities and bright plans for their futures were the victims of the two-vehicle accident on Route 311... »

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