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Amherst-Rockbridge : FLOOD WATCH Through Monday Evening
[ 0 ] April 23, 2017

Amherst-Rockbridge : FLOOD WATCH Through Monday Evening

Flood Watch National Weather Service Blacksburg VA 959 PM EDT Sun Apr 23 2017 …Expect periods of heavy rain this afternoon through Monday… .Slow moving storm system will track from the Tennessee Valley to east of the North Carolina coast by Tuesday. Anticipate plenty of rain to progress into to the region in advance of […]

Nelson Landowner Vows To Fight Pipeline : 'Starts Burn Your Easement Initiative'
[ 0 ] April 23, 2017

Nelson Landowner Vows To Fight Pipeline : ‘Starts Burn Your Easement Initiative’

Near Nellysford, Nelson County, Virginia For years we have been hearing about the coming Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Approval for the very controversial project continues winding its way through regulatory channels. Many Nelson and adjoining county landowners continue their opposition to the pipeline. Above Richard Averitt of Nelson County, Virginia discusses his opposition and plans against […]

Nelson : Perfect Launch Of Inaugural Rockfish River Elementary Earth Day 5K & Fun Run
[ 0 ] April 23, 2017

Nelson : Perfect Launch Of Inaugural Rockfish River Elementary Earth Day 5K & Fun Run

Afton Nelson County, Virginia It looked like rain and it felt like rain, but for a few hours it held off for the first ever Rockfish River Elementary School Earth Day 5K and Fun Run. Blue Ridge Life was a sponsor of the charter event along with many other area businesses. In spite of the […]

Rockingham : I-81 Southbound Rest Area Briefly Closing On April 25th
[ 0 ] April 21, 2017

Rockingham : I-81 Southbound Rest Area Briefly Closing On April 25th

Via VDOT Staunton: The safety rest area on southbound Interstate 81 in Rockingham County is scheduled to close from 6 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, April 25, for shoulder repairs in the truck-parking area. In addition, shoulder repairs in the I-81 northbound rest area will limit the number of truck parking spaces from 10 […]

Augusta County : VSP Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash : Updated 4.21.17 - 3:40 PM
[ 0 ] April 20, 2017

Augusta County : VSP Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash : Updated 4.21.17 – 3:40 PM

Augusta County, Virginia Release via Virginia State Police. Updated at 3:40 PM : 4.21.17 At approximately 8:05 a.m. on April 20, Trooper S.J. Nicely Jr responded to a single-vehicle crash in Augusta County. Harry S. Judy, 60, of Bridgewater, was riding his motorcycle southbound on Wise Hollow Road (Route 698) north of Summit Church Road […]

Albemarle : Temporary Signal at Rt. 250/151 to Be Fully Operational Next Week UPDATE 4.20.17
[ 3 ] April 18, 2017

Albemarle : Temporary Signal at Rt. 250/151 to Be Fully Operational Next Week UPDATE 4.20.17

Afton / Rockfish Gap Turnpike Route 151 & 250 Intersection Albemarle County, Virginia Updated 2:45 PM : 4.20.27 UPDATE by VDOT: ” Spring rain has delayed the installation of advance-warning rumble strips on Route 250 eastbound, which will alert motorists of the signal ahead. To provide the safest condition for full activation of the signal, […]

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Fall Colors Popping Now In The Blue Ridge
[ 0 ] November 7, 2016

Fall Colors Popping Now In The Blue Ridge

Nelson County, Virginia You may have noticed our banner photo switched at the top of this page to a nice fall one. Dima Holmes of Wintergreen Real Estate let us use that one. Perfectly sums up the beautiful colors popping here now. As a matter of fact, in the highest of elevations the leaves are […]

Beautiful Sight Along The Blue Ridge Parkway
[ 0 ] June 14, 2016

Beautiful Sight Along The Blue Ridge Parkway

Near Bald Mountain Blue Ridge Parkway – Central Virginia There’s never a lack of beautiful pictures along the Blue Ridge Parkway regardless of the time of year. Robert Stull, the owner of Hickman’s Grocery in Beech Grove of Nelson County, recently grabbed this shot from the BRP looking toward Bald Mountain. The clouds dropping over […]

Severe Storms Move Across The Blue Ridge (Video)
[ 0 ] May 2, 2016

Severe Storms Move Across The Blue Ridge (Video)

Nelson County, Virginia Severe thunderstorms moved across the Blue Ridge area lat Monday afternoon dropping hail from the size of to larger than quarters. On Route 6 River Road in Nelson County, heavy rains along with hail stripped leaves from many trees. Above, Jon Goff grabbed this video of hail falling late Monday afternoon near […]

Thunderstorms Roll Through The Blue Ridge Thursday Evening  (Video)
[ 0 ] April 29, 2016

Thunderstorms Roll Through The Blue Ridge Thursday Evening (Video)

Roseland Nelson County, Virginia You know spring is finally here when the thunderstorms start rolling through the mountains of Virginia. Thursday evening lots of folks got a light show in the sky accompanied by big booms of thunder and even some small hail. The chances for rain will continue over the next several days into […]

Beautiful Colors Still Popping Across The Blue Ridge
[ 0 ] October 24, 2015

Beautiful Colors Still Popping Across The Blue Ridge

Sherando Lake Augusta County, Virginia William Groah has sent us many beautiful images over the year and this one is a beauty as well. Earlier in the week grabbed this shot of the brilliant fall colors reflecting in the water at Sherando Lake in Augusta County as the sun started rising. Very pretty! Nice one […]

Warm Days & Cool Nights In The Blue Ridge
[ 0 ] October 21, 2015

Warm Days & Cool Nights In The Blue Ridge

Roseland Nelson County, Virginia Final preps are being made by area farmers cross the Blue Ridge as daylight grows shorter and colder weather looms on the horizon. Above, Brian Kidd parked the tractor after a day of raking up the hay for baling later in the week. After that, things are pretty much over in […]