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Residents encouraged to take broadband survey

By Kelsey Bartlett
Craig County is in the midst of a broadband study to determine the state of internet coverage in the Alleghany Highlands. The county is asking that residents and businesses take technical surveys to help the county understand what is and isn’t available in the area. Craig County joined the study six months ago when... »

Craddock leads in straw poll

By Correspondent
By Kelsey Bartlett The Craig County Sheriff Forum was hosted at Craig County High School on Friday night. Trevor Craddock and Paris Parsons were both at the event. Danny McPherson was absent due to prior commitments. According to a straw poll conducted at the forum, Craddock leads his competitors with 68.7 percent of the... »

New Castle prepares to be prepared

By Correspondent
NEW CASTLE – Prepper’s Festival marketing director Jason Matyas is excited about downtown New Castle’s 2nd annual Prepper’s Festival this Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Matyas said he hopes this year will draw an even larger crowd than last year’s count of 5,000 people from all over the country to... »

Kiwanis Club speaker to present on benefits of pipeline

By Patrick Smith
ROANOKE – The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke is hosting special guest speaker John D’Orazio, president and CEO of Roanoke Gas Company and RGC Resources, on Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m. in the Patrick Henry Ballroom. D’Orazio will be making a presentation about the economic benefits of the Mountain Valley Pipeline from reports and... »

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... »

Federal grant funds go toward EMS communications in Craig

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... »

Community remembers victims of fatal 2013 accident

By Correspondent
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... »