Celebrating with Matthew Dunne on his recent appointment as Commonwealth Attorney for Craig County are, from left to right, Nate Stewart (Matt’s nephew), Mary Dunne Stewart (Matt’s sister), Dr. Bernard Dunne, Jr. (Matt’s father), Lindsey Dunne (wife), Matthew P. Dunne (son), Matthew Dunne, Joanna Barnes (Lindsey’s mother), Peggy Dickerson (Lindsey’s Aunt) and Richard Dickerson (Lindsey’s Uncle).

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 Attorney for Craig County.

Jordan Labiosa, Chairman of the Craig County GOP, said, “Matthew Dunne will exercise his power as Commonwealth Attorney with fairness, intensity and professionalism. Craig County is blessed to have Matthew in this office and the Republican Party of Craig County is proud to have nominated him for election in November.”

Dunne grew up in Roanoke County, and graduated from Cave Spring High School in 2000.

Dunne explained that he was inspired to go into this field of work in school. “In my high school AP US History Class, our teacher would have mock trials concerning various…

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