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McCleary students use creative talents in Odyssey of the Mind

By Correspondent
NEW CASTLE – Craig County elementary students learned how to use their minds to come up with creative problem solving, and on March 1, competed against other students in a regional tournament. It was the first time in years that McCleary Elementary students competed in Odyssey of the Mind, according to their principal. Although... »

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... »

Craig County news becomes part of time capsule history

By Meg Hibbert
FLOYD – One hundred years ago, carefully written lines of handwriting in black ink on lined pages of a leather-and-canvas book document the founding of the forerunner of the company that provides cable television to New Castle. The Citizens Mutual Telephone Co. of Floyd’s first meeting was officially born on the steps of the... »

A taste of home mailed to Craig troops

By Meg Hibbert
NEW CASTLE – Wherever they are serving in the world, 23 Craig County soldiers will be getting packages from home for Christmas, right down to homemade graham cracker cake, hot cocoa mix and copies of The New Castle Record. The “care packages” are from MAP, which stands for Military Appreciation Program. Volunteers packed the... »

Of deer and deer whistles

By Meg Hibbert
A fawn just big enough to have shed its spots scampered out of the bushes in the dark and underneath my car as I was driving home the other night. There was barely enough time to stop before the deer disentangled itself from under my front bumper and license plate, and ran off into... »

Friends and neighbors rally to celebrate Karen Looney’s life

By Gwen Johnson
NEW CASTLE – Friends and neighbors gathered by the hundreds at a benefit  July 20 at the Fairgrounds to celebrate the life of the late Karen Looney who died at age 47 on July 9 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She left behind husband, Jim, and a son, Jonathan, and lots... »

Craig photographer will have one-woman show

By Meg Hibbert
CRAIG COUNTY – Craig County farmer and photographer Ann G. Harrell will have a one-woman show with a reception Sunday, Aug. 4, in the the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville. Thirty of her framed photos of Craig County rural scenes and other images will hang in the George A. Gray Gallery in the Meadowbrook Center... »

County plans rent raises for Commons, consolidation with Child Care Center

By Meg Hibbert
NEW CASTLE – As a economy measure, the Craig County Board of Supervisors is proposing to raise residents’ rents at the New Castle Commons – eventually, by more than $100 a month – in part, to help keep the Craig County Child Care Center afloat. The two entities in the former New Castle High... »

Village Post Office opens in Paint Bank General Store

By Meg Hibbert
PAINT BANK – After almost two years without a post office, postal services are now available on a smaller scale in the Paint Bank Village Post Office. New Castle Postmaster Jeffrey Cherifi and other Postal Service officials were on hand June 11 for the official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Village Post... »

Group sends boxes from home to Craig military people

By Meg Hibbert
NEW CASTLE – A local group wants to make sure that each person from Craig County who is serving in the military has a little taste of home. Volunteers formed a group called the Military Appreciation Project – or MAP. The idea of Craig resident Pam Dudding was to do something special for active... »