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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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    It would be nice to see the building open again. Even though my wife and only lived here for a …
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Craig residents could see delays in commute to Roanoke

Thursday, August 7, 2014
By Submitted
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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Video about Craig’s history, culture circulating on TV, Internet

Thursday, July 17, 2014
By Patrick Smith
A video featuring New Castle and Craig County’s history is currently airing on local cable television and circulating around the Internet. The video was produced by Emily Gruver, an intern with Citizens Cablevision of Floyd County, and was made as a special promotion about the area for its citizens and potential tourists. The video... »

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‘Front porch’ pickers entertain on New Castle sidewalks

Thursday, July 10, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
‘Front porch’ pickers entertain on New Castle sidewalks From “Salty Dog” to “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” pickers joined their God-given talents to bring memorable music to downtown New Castle last Friday afternoon. Phil Spence, owner of The Emporium, made flyers and tried to get the word out, wishing to start what is called the “Main Street Sidewalk Jam.” “I was afraid... »

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Craig County Schools get ‘makeover’

Thursday, July 3, 2014
By Correspondent
Craig County Schools get ‘makeover’ NEWCASTLE – Craig County Schools are getting a makeover and help from parents and other volunteers would be appreciated. “OK, Craig County folks, the paint is in. The ceiling tiles will be here tomorrow. We need your help!” was the invite given by Kelly Wilmore, Craig County Superintendent of Schools over Facebook on June... »

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Musket sounds remind Craig Civil War was here

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
Musket sounds remind Craig Civil War was here NEW CASTLE – 5-4-3-2-1….bangggggggg! Four muskets simultaneously sounded in downtown New Castle, while it reminded many of the lives lost in a string of battles called “Hunter’s Trail” 150 years before. Members of the 28th Virginia Infantry Camp 491, along with the Giles Artillery, the VFW Post from New Castle and the Craig County... »

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Seven-car pile up at the Fairgrounds!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
Seven-car pile up at the Fairgrounds! NEW CASTLE – About 1,000 people filled the Craig County Fairgrounds Saturday evening for a good “run for their money” demolition derby. Sammy Huffman, along with Jimmy Williams, B.J. Oliver, Devine Huffman, Chris Swingle, David Looney and many volunteers worked hard at giving the spectators thrills. Though fewer cars were present than the last... »

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