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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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JCVFD open house set April 16; volunteer firefighters needed

Sunday, April 10, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
JCVFD open house set April 16; volunteer firefighters needed Johns Creek Volunteer Fire Department in New Castle will be hosting an open house on Saturday, April 16 from noon to 6 p.m. at the station. The event is intended to promote fire safety and recruit additional firefighters. The open house coincides with National Volunteer Week, which is April 10-16. Chief Jonathan Huffman, who... »

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Warwick to take the reigns as superintendent

Thursday, March 31, 2016
By Correspondent
Warwick to take the reigns as superintendent By Pam Dudding-Burch After much debate and careful consideration, the Craig County School Board chose Jeanette Warwick as the district’s next superintendent. “We had six candidates in all that applied and some were more qualified than others,” said Pat Myers, school board chair. “Her years with us here at Craig County Public Schools and... »

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Greening the greenway

Thursday, March 31, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Greening the greenway Residents encouraged to pitch in During a recent walk on the Craig County Greenway, Greg Persinger discovered the trail wasn’t so green. Littered with bottles and trash flung from vehicles on the paralleling Route 615, and overgrown with thicket, the trail was in desperate need of cleanup when Persinger took it upon himself to... »

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Warwick chosen as superintendent; 2016-17 FY budget approved

Thursday, March 24, 2016
By Correspondent
By Pam Dudding-Burch Jeanette Warwick has been chosen as the new superintendent of Craig County Schools and is set to begin her new position on April 1. Warwick, currently the director of pupil personnel services, was selected by majority vote. “We only wanted the best of the best,” said Chip Gray, interim superintendent. “The... »

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