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Library seeks grant for renovations

Thursday, February 11, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Renovations could potentially be in the works for the Craig County Public Library. Library Director Carla Old and President Linda Calderon spoke at the Thursday, Feb. 4 Craig County Board of Supervisors meeting. The two updated the board regarding ongoing library services, and presented their vision for the library. Currently, according to Old and... »

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App development teacher raises funds for tablets

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Correspondent
App development teacher raises funds for tablets By Pam Dudding-Burch Wanting to give more to his students, Geoff Boyer, a Craig County High School math teacher, searched the web for fundraising options that would help purchase new tablets for his students in his Android app development training class. “I knew that the golf club had done a GoFundMe project, so I... »

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VFW honors ‘Service Person of the Year’ winners

Thursday, January 28, 2016
By Correspondent
VFW honors ‘Service Person of the Year’ winners By Pam Dudding-Burch Three men were honored by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, Jan.11, during their regular monthly meeting. One person was elected from each of the services of Craig County’s emergency medical service, fire department and police force to receive a “Service Person of the Year” award. “We understand the... »

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Craig County’s best prepare for the worst

Thursday, January 28, 2016
By Correspondent
Craig County’s best prepare for the worst By Pam Dudding-Burch While walking into the fire department building for the first Spring Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) training, the profound feeling of respect and dedication created by the men and women there was tangible. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, approximately 50 individuals gathered from Craig County’s Emergency Services, including members from Johns Creek Volunteer... »

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Murphy appointed B.O.S. chairwoman; Main Street parking plan takes shape

Thursday, January 14, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Murphy appointed B.O.S. chairwoman; Main Street parking plan takes shape The Jan. 7 Craig County Board of Supervisors meeting marked the first for newly elected members Rusty Zimmerman of the Craig City District and Casey McKenzie of the Craig Creek District. Simmonsville District representative Martha Murphy was appointed as chairwoman of the board, and New Castle representative Jesse Spence as vice chairman. Though he... »

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Catawba supporters plead to save hospital

Thursday, January 14, 2016
By Meg Hibbert
Catawba supporters plead to save hospital As the Virginia General Assembly starts its session this week in Richmond, Catawba Hospital supporters are praying their impassioned pleas will change the minds of members as they consider the state’s budget for the next two years that includes a proposal to close the mental hospital in their back yard. “You see all this... »

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Craig Co. School Board jumpstarts 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016
By Correspondent
By Pam Dudding-Burch On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Craig County School Board held its regular monthly meeting along with a public hearing to discuss the 2016-17 school year budget. This year’s school board members include: Pat Myers, Darlene Stanley, James Stephens, interim superintendent C. Hampton Gray, and newly elected members Aaron Calfee and Susan Crenshaw.... »

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FERC rejects combined pipeline study

Thursday, December 17, 2015
By Kelsey Bartlett
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has rejected the plea of many Southwest Virginians to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) that would study the combined effects of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and at least two other natural gas pipeline projects that are proposed to run through Virginia and... »

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McCleary makes “Mini-Musical” debut

Thursday, December 17, 2015
By Correspondent
McCleary makes “Mini-Musical” debut By Pam Dudding-Burch On Dec. 1, McCleary Elementary students gave an outstanding performance in their very first “Mini-Musical” concert, which was held in the Craig County High School auditorium. “I am hoping this will become an annual event,” said Alyssa Cross-Schulke, the school’s music teacher, adding that the elementary students deserve a chance to... »

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Frango’s Christmas lights ignite smiles

Thursday, December 17, 2015
By Correspondent
Frango’s Christmas lights ignite smiles By Pam Dudding-Burch As one approaches the home of Darrell Frango, the heart of Christmas is encompassing. When someone asked him how they could find his home in Craig County on Hunter’s Drive, he just comments with a big smile, “Don’t worry…You’ll see it!” And it’s true. From the initial “Happy Birthday Jesus” message,... »

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