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What’s your experience with(out) Roanoke mail processing facility?

Friday, July 22, 2016
By Edwin McCoy
What is Your Experience with the Roanoke, VA, Processing Facility? That’s the question the US Postal Service Inspector General is asking in an on-line survey that asks for the public’s experience since the Roanoke mail processing center was closed and consolidated with the one in Greensboro, N.C. According to the website, the survey started... »

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Lee raises over $6,000 for local children

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
By Correspondent
Lee raises over $6,000 for local children By Pam Dudding-Burch The Craig County Field of Dreams is living up to its name. On Saturday, July 16, Jefferson Lee, hometown resident and a senior at the University of Mount Union, was hard at work there, completing his senior project. His college gave him the option of writing a paper or organizing an... »

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WEe Farm Arts shakes up Main Street

Sunday, July 17, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
WEe Farm Arts shakes up Main Street WEe Farm Arts isn’t easy to define. The new shop, owned and operated by Craig County resident Piper Lane Davis, is bringing a splash of color, and coffee, to Main Street in New Castle. Part café and part gift shop, the operation’s main attraction is its handmade jewelry, all of which is crafted by... »

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Two Craig County roads designated Rural Rustic; Library to close on TDS deal June 30

Thursday, June 9, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Two Craig County roads have been designated as Rural Rustic by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the county in an attempt to complete paving projects at a low cost. VDOT representatives spoke at Thursday’s June Craig County Board of Supervisors meeting to brief attendees about the process before opening the floor to... »

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Residents encouraged to take broadband survey

Friday, May 27, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Craig County is in the midst of a broadband study to determine the state of internet coverage in the Alleghany Highlands. The county is asking that residents and businesses take technical surveys to help the county understand what is and isn’t available in the area. Craig County joined the study six months ago when... »

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Prepping for a festival

Friday, May 13, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Prepping for a festival On Saturday, May 14, the streets of New Castle will be transformed into a survival crash-course for the Prepper Festival 2016. The festival is the brainchild of Phil Spence, owner of The Emporium on Main Street. Though Spence doesn’t identify as a “prepper,” he does believe in the importance of preparedness, and said he... »

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Labiosa chosen as National Delegate

Friday, May 6, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Labiosa chosen as National Delegate At just 22 years old, Jordan Labiosa has made a name for himself in the political world. Most recently, the 2012 Craig County High School graduate was elected as a District 9 National Delegate at the district’s convention on April 10. Since high school, Labiosa has been consistently involved with local politics. Currently, he... »

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Drug Take Back program set for Saturday

Friday, April 29, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Craig County is teaming with several organizations throughout the valley to put an end to prescription drug abuse while protecting the area’s waterways. The county will be participating in the annual Drug Take Back program on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Market Street Pharmacy, located within IGA Mick or Mack... »

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Library races to raise funding

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Library races to raise funding With the clock running out to purchase the coveted, adjacent TDS property, the Craig County Library Board of Trustees and concerned county residents are pushing to raise $30,000 by May 30 to secure the location for library expansion purposes. “If for some reason that contract would fall apart, then we would use that money... »

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Battle over creek bed ownership heads to court

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
A case filed in Craig County Circuit Court is pitting landowners against the Virginia Marine Resources Commission in a battle over stream navigability and creek bed ownership that could set a precedent for other areas of the state as well. Craig County residents Joe Looney and David Willis Sr., as well as two Craig... »

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