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Library seeks grant for renovations

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... »

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

By Kelsey Bartlett
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... »

BOS members say goodbye

By Kelsey Bartlett
The Dec. 3 Craig County Board of Supervisors meeting was a time for goodbyes, as it was Fred Craft’s and Keith Dunbar’s final meeting on the board. Craft has served for two terms on the board as the Craig City chairman. Rusty Zimmerman will take over the spot in January, and Casey McKenzie will... »

Supervisors to attend pipeline scoping

By Patrick Smith
NEW CASTLE – Craig County Supervisors and members of Preserve Craig will travel to Montgomery County for a Mountain Valley Pipeline public scoping meeting Tuesday, May 5, at Eastern Montgomery High School. The meeting is one of six to be held along the nearly 300-mile, 42-inch diameter natural gas line’s proposed route through Virginia... »

Craig supervisors officially oppose gas pipeline permit

By Meg Hibbert
NEW CASTLE – Craig Supervisors have officially voted against the National Forest Service granting permits for a proposed natural gas line to run through National Forest land. Board members voted unanimously 4-0 at a continued meeting on March 26, with Chairman Fred Craft absent, to oppose the Forest Service agreeing to a special use... »

Pipeline opponents get standing ovation

By Meg Hibbert
Open house planned at Craig County High School April 7 NEW CASTLE – Although elected officials have not taken a stand on the natural gas pipeline proposed to cut through the county, more than 85 audience members at the March 19 Craig County Board of Supervisors meeting made clear they oppose the idea. Opponents... »

Pipeline opposition growing in Craig Co.

By Patrick Smith
NEW CASTLE – Opposition to a proposed pipeline that would pass through Craig County is growing, and a group of concerned citizens has organized and plans to present a petition to the Craig County Board of Supervisors at its March 5 meeting. Citizens to Preserve Craig County, the same group that organized to stop... »

Pipeline company eyes Craig

By Patrick Smith
NEW CASTLE – Craig County Administrator Clay Goodman informed the Board of Supervisors during its February meeting Thursday that a sizeable corridor within the county limits is being considered as a potential construction area for Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC. The proposed pipeline, which is awaiting approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), would... »

New speed limits apply to unpaved roads, bluegrass festival approved

By Patrick Smith
– By Gwen Johnson Correspondent   VDOT representative Raymond Lowe apprised Craig County supervisors at their monthly meeting July 10 that new guidelines of 35 mph would apply to unpaved roads unless otherwise indicated by a sign, effective July 1. The change was brought about through a revision of Virginia State Code. Previously, a... »

Child Care Center supporters turn out for supervisors’ meeting

By Submitted
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... »