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CCPS’s Open House provides an opportunity for open dialogue

Pam Dudding Contributing writer Many young students led their parents into the Craig County Public Schools recently with smiles, laughter and excitement to find their...

Emporium welcomes author and historian to speak about Jubal Early

Pam Dudding Contributing writer Many older Americans have watched Andy Griffith and heard him say, “Judy, Judy, Judy,” or “Jubal, Jubal, Jubal,” both popular names...

Gliderport and Soaring Society offering scholarships and competition

Pam Dudding Contributing writer For some, dreams of flying remain only that – dreams. In Craig County, there is now an opportunity of a lifetime...

School Board prepares for the new upcoming year

Pam Dudding Contributing writer With the upcoming school year only two days away, the Craig County School Board have already made all the necessary decisions...

Demolition Derby delivers a “crushing” time

Pam Dudding Contributing writer When people drive around Craig County, it’s easy to appreciate the beautiful trees, acres of farmland and majestic mountains. Hidden amongst...

Dunne named new Commonwealth Attorney

Pam Dudding Contributing writer A Commonwealth Attorney is the title given to an elected prosecutor of felony crimes in Virginia. Matthew Dunne is the new Commonwealth...

Annual picnic tradition continues at Olde Salem Church

Pam Dudding Contributing writer Although there are no Sunday or Wednesday services and the lot is empty most of the time, there are still two...

Lawnmower and Power Wheels Derby prove to be a great new ‘hit’

Pam Dudding Contributing writer It is said that kids need outlets to channel all of their energy. Craig County supplies the perfect avenue for many...

A young girl’s dream going into retirement

Pam Dudding Contributing writer Few ladies in their 70s can say that they have worked their dream job and loved everything about it. Betty Hughes, owner of...

Local music group to perform at Catawba Valley Farmers Market

A local music group, Crossroads Strings, will perform on July 25 between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. at the Catawba Valley Farmers Market. Several music...