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Craig County Schools address drug and suicide statistics

By Correspondent
By Pam Dudding-Burch Results from a behavioral survey at Craig County Middle School and High School have teachers and administration diligently working to create assistance programs for students struggling with tobacco and drug use, as well as suicidal thoughts and attempts. “All of our children are important, and their future is equally important, so... »

App development teacher raises funds for tablets

By Correspondent
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... »

Craig Co. High chosen ‘top choice’ by Virginia Living Magazine

By Correspondent
By Pam Dudding-Burch Craig County Public Schools are continuing to rake in local and international acknowledgements and awards. Most recently, Craig County High School was chosen “top choice” in the category of Science, Math and Technology by “Virginia Living” magazine. Craig County Superintendent Kelly Wilmore recently received an email congratulating the school from the... »

Retired and newly hired teachers gather to celebrate

By Correspondent
Submitted by Anita Brown Booth Craig County Retired Teachers Association met for their quarterly back to school meeting and on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Craig County High School. They shared a delicious lunch prepared by the cafeteria workers to welcome back teachers to the new school year. The retired teachers always look forward to... »

Bluefield alumni to run 10K in memory of former dean, Salem native

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For the second year in a row, alumni from Bluefield College will form a running troupe called “Team Dean Dan” to compete in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond. Like last year, when the team comes together this spring, Saturday, March 28, they won’t be so much concerned about how they compete or... »

CCHS robotics team earns 1st-place in regional competition

By Correspondent
NEW CASTLE – “Craig High School may be small but we are mighty!” exclaimed Craig County High School Guidance Counselor Marcia Barlow, following the high school robotics team’s showing at a regional robotics competition last month. Six CCHS students are enrolled in Virginia Western Community College programs STEM-H: Pre-Health Curriculum, IT: Desktop Support Technician,... »

CCHS fans make ‘Baskets for Cash’

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NEW CASTLE – The cheers were loud and proud as Grace Faw and Tyler Taliferro each made three-point shots to win $400 for Craig County High School in the area contest called “Baskets for Cash,” sponsored by Shelor Motor Mile of Christiansburg. Faw is a student at CCHS and Taliferro is a graduate. Melissa... »

Trumbo inducted into Bridgewater Hall of Fame

By Gwen Johnson
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... »

Shelor, CCHS partner for talent show

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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... »

Community remembers victims of fatal 2013 accident

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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... »