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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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Long-time volunteer passes away; Abbott dies at 87

Thursday, March 24, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Long-time volunteer passes away; Abbott dies at 87 On Saturday, March 19, Craig County lost a hero. Robert “Bob” W. Abbott, a 67-year member of the New Castle Volunteer Fire Department, passed away at the the age of 87. For Abbott, volunteer work was a way of life. As the longest running member of the department, Abbott is remembered by those he... »

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Library seeks expansion; community meeting slated March 21

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Library seeks expansion; community meeting slated March 21 Located on Main Street in New Castle, the Craig County Public Library is one of the smallest in the state, but it makes the most of its space. Books are crammed into every nook and cranny, DVDs line the walls, and computers are tucked into its corners. Until its opening in July 2004, Craig... »

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Quilt project raising funds for library

Thursday, March 3, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Quilt project raising funds for library Craig County, with its long stretches of country roads and scenic views, now plays host to another reason for a day drive– colorful barn quilts that adorn buildings in the area. The “Barn Quilts for Books” initiative, a project that began in 2014, raises money for the Craig County Public Library. Some in the... »

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