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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... »

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... »

The Weenee Wagon: little place, big business

By Gwen Johnson
NEW CASTLE – The newest spot in town to serve up food is The Weenee Wagon, located at the corner of Rt. 311 and Rt. 615. Owned and operated by Mike Kendall, the small hot dog stand on wheels is truly a small space with a fast growing business. Opening during one of the... »

Unique Hair Salon offers shampoos and sets to mohawks and tanning

By Correspondent
NEW CASTLE – In between the telephone ringing to set appointments and before her first customer came in, Amy Horton, owner of Unique Hair Salon, shared all the services that she alone offers her customers. And those services are many. “I do: hair highlights, color and perms, iron out treatments, shampoos and sets, manicures,... »

New roof for the New Year

By Submitted
NEW CASTLE – Kevin J. Bevins Construction Company has completed work on the new roof of the historic Old Brick Hotel in New Castle. One of the first projects after the 1840s brick building was purchased by the Craig County Historical Society in 1983, the old tin roof had developed holes and other defects... »

Fitness center opens in New Castle

By Gwen Johnson
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,... »

New restaurant opens on Main Street

By Gwen Johnson
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... »

Bluegrass festival attracts over 1,000 to New Castle

By Correspondent
NEW CASTLE – Approximately 1,000 bluegrass music lovers, from North Carolina, Hillsville, Covington and local areas infiltrated the Reynolds Campground Saturday to enjoy a day listening to performances by some of the best bluegrass musicians around. The festival was organized by Adam Gentry, chairman of the Craig County Business Association. Though the rain may... »

Broad Run Trading Post sold for $19K at auction

By Gwen Johnson
NEW CASTLE – The old Broad Run Trading Post is now just a memory to so many people of Craig County, as well as to folks who traveled along Route 311 from 1984 until recently. The building was auctioned off Aug. 2 to Adam Gentry and his wife Jennifer for a mere $19,000. One... »

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... »