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Winners of school contest get limo ride and free pizza

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Montgomery Publishing
Winners of school contest get limo ride and free pizza NEW CASTLE – A limousine ride and free pizza were rewards for McCleary Elementary students who sold the most items during the school’s annual spring fundraising event in March. Students who sold 20 or more boxes of cookie dough, candy, peanuts and more to help the school got the limo ride to Pizza Hut... »

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Prepper’s Festival expects to draw hundreds to New Castle

Friday, April 11, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
Prepper’s Festival expects to draw hundreds to New Castle NEW CASTLE – Coordinators of the Prepper’s Festival on April 19 say they have sold out all 70 vendor spaces, and are expecting to draw hundreds of people who don’t usually come to New Castle. “I think it’s going to be big. We’ve had more vendors call than we have spots. We’re full and... »

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Trip to Boston Red Sox game will be auctioned to help build ‘Field of Dreams’

Friday, April 11, 2014
By Brian Hoffman
Trip to Boston Red Sox game will be auctioned to help build ‘Field of Dreams’ NEW CASTLE – The Craig County “Field of Dreams” sports complex is shaping up nicely, with the first field ready for use this summer. “We’re happy to say we’re using our finished field for practice and play,” said Craig County’s Debbie Snead, who has been an active member of the committee. Debbie was the... »

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School budget in limbo because of government impasse

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Correspondent
School budget in limbo because of government impasse NEW CASTLE – Discussion was limited at the March 25 Craig County School Board budget meeting due to the Virginia General Assembly’s lack of a decision on state money for school systems. The General Assembly adjourned without passing a state budget, and is scheduled to take up the matter again in special session. “I... »

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From Craig ‘Miss Spring Thang’ to APCO advertising model

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Correspondent
From Craig ‘Miss Spring Thang’ to APCO advertising model CRAIG COUNTY – Craig County has produced another celebrity, and this one started out as Craig County’s “Miss Spring Thang” of 2010. Zack Bacon, a 2006 graduate of Craig County High School, is featured in Appalachian Power Company’s full-page ad in a series running in West Virginia newspapers. Bacon is APCO’s Energy Efficiency Coordinator... »

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McCleary students use creative talents in Odyssey of the Mind

Friday, March 21, 2014
By Correspondent
McCleary students use creative talents in Odyssey of the Mind NEW CASTLE – Craig County elementary students learned how to use their minds to come up with creative problem solving, and on March 1, competed against other students in a regional tournament. It was the first time in years that McCleary Elementary students competed in Odyssey of the Mind, according to their principal. Although... »

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Prescribed burn Friday, Saturday could mean smoke over Oriskany, Botetourt from prescribed burn

Friday, March 14, 2014
By Submitted
Forest Service crews from the Eastern Divide Ranger District will work to complete a prescribed burn at Fenwick Mines in Craig County Friday and Saturday. Crews plan to burn 200 acres Friday and 500 acres Saturday.  The Augusta Hotshots and a National Park Service engine module will be assisting. Winds from the west will carry... »

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Child Care Center supporters turn out for supervisors’ meeting

Thursday, March 13, 2014
By Submitted
Child Care Center supporters turn out for supervisors’ meeting NEW CASTLE – For a change, it was almost standing room only at the Craig County Board of Supervisors Meeting on March 6. More than 60 people, many with children in tow, gathered in the courthouse to lend their support to the Craig County Child Care Center’s request for funding. Sixteen people, including Craig... »

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Craig County news becomes part of time capsule history

Thursday, March 6, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
Craig County news becomes part of time capsule history FLOYD – One hundred years ago, carefully written lines of handwriting in black ink on lined pages of a leather-and-canvas book document the founding of the forerunner of the company that provides cable television to New Castle. The Citizens Mutual Telephone Co. of Floyd’s first meeting was officially born on the steps of the... »

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Students out for snow days practice Spanish using snowmen

Thursday, February 27, 2014
By Submitted
Students out for snow days practice Spanish using snowmen CRAIG COUNTY, VA – Most students would think, “Homework on a snow day? No fair!” But students in Martha Murphy’s Online spanish 3 Class at Craig County High School responded that it was fun. While students missed three more days of school due to the deep snow that fell Feb. 12 and 13, their... »

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