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Trumbo inducted into Bridgewater Hall of Fame

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
Trumbo inducted into Bridgewater Hall of Fame NEW CASTLE – Marion “Bo” Trumbo, a former standout pitcher for Bridgewater College with several pitching records having stood the test of time for nearly four decades, was inducted into the Bridgewater College Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 31, along with five others making up the class of 2014 for the hall. Trumbo’s career... »

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Paint Bank’s Mikell Ellison retiring

Friday, November 28, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
Paint Bank’s Mikell Ellison retiring CRAIG COUNTY – Mikell Ellison, a legend in her time for her efforts in making Paint Bank a successful destination point, has retired after 15 years of service to Paint Bank and the late John Mulhern and his wife Nancy. “Meeting 40,000-50,000 people a year from all over the world is as good a... »

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Fitness center opens in New Castle

Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
Fitness center opens in New Castle NEW CASTLE – Fitness by Holly is the new kid in the 200 block of Main Street in New Castle, the side of the street that has a new restaurant, The Emporium Book Store, Charlton’s Realty, a school of dance studio and two banks. With Family Dollar and the Artisan Center across the street,... »

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Shelor, CCHS partner for talent show

Thursday, October 30, 2014
By Correspondent
Shelor, CCHS partner for talent show NEW CASTLE – Seven Craig County High School students last Wednesday competed for a chance to win a 1st-place prize of $200 and for the opportunity to compete in a regional talent show in Christiansburg in November, where the 1st-place prize is $2,500. Shelor Motor Mile sponsored the school’s first-ever “Growing the Future” Community... »

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New restaurant opens on Main Street

Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
New restaurant opens on Main Street NEW CASTLE – Jason Hutchison, owner and operator of the new restaurant Hutch on Main, said, “This restaurant is something I have wanted to do all my life. It’s been my dream,” he added. “There was only one way to do it and that was to jump in.” And jump in he did. He... »

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Federal grant funds go toward EMS communications in Craig

Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Submitted
NEW CASTLE – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced last week that more than $4.8 million in federal funds would be awarded to multiple local government agencies to enhance emergency preparedness throughout Virginia. Craig County was one of the localities receiving grant funding, and was awarded $40,000 for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) upgrades. According to Craig... »

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Community remembers victims of fatal 2013 accident

Friday, October 10, 2014
By Correspondent
Community remembers victims of fatal 2013 accident NEW CASTLE – It is hard for many to believe that a year has already passed since the fatal car accident that stunned everyone in the community of Craig County. Three young women remembered for their wonderful personalities and bright plans for their futures were the victims of the two-vehicle accident on Route 311... »

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Craig tourism revenue saw increase in 2013

Thursday, October 2, 2014
By Submitted
Craig tourism revenue saw increase in 2013 NEW CASTLE – Data released by the United States Travel Association revealed that every region in Virginia posted an increase in tourism revenue last year. According to the USTA, tourism in Virginia generated $21.5 billion in travel spending. Tourism also supported 213,000 jobs in the Commonwealth and provided $842 million in state taxes and... »

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Free Family Fun Day Sept. 27 at Craig County Fairgrounds

Thursday, September 25, 2014
By Submitted
NEW CASTLE – Mick or Mack IGA, Craig County Fairgrounds Association, and Hart Motors will sponsor a Free Family Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 27, from noon to 10 p.m. at the Craig County Fairgrounds. Events will include field day events from noon to 2 p.m. like a greased pig chase, corn hole competitions, and... »

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Dream for new recreation complex becoming a reality

Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Patrick Smith
Dream for new recreation complex becoming a reality NEW CASTLE – The Craig County Field of Dreams, future site of an approximately $2 million recreation complex, received a timely donation in the form of two new flags and flagpoles from Woodmen of the World last Thursday, Sept. 11. A special ceremony coincided with the donation, during which a small crowd both saluted... »

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