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  • Franklin County: Two Dead After WDBJ News Crew Shot During Live Remote Broadcast : Shooter Dead : Update 1:30 PM

    Franklin County: Two Dead After WDBJ News Crew Shot During Live Remote Broadcast : Shooter Dead : Update 1:30 PM

    Near Smith Mountain Lake Franklin County, VA Two WDBJ news staffers are dead after an early Wednesday morning shooting. Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward died after a gunman opened fire on them during an interview at Bridgewater Plaze at Smith Mountain Lake. #BreakingNews Franklin Co. Sheriff confirms the shooting suspect died at 1:30pm. […]

  • Spartan Race 2015 At Wintergreen Resort

    Spartan Race 2015 At Wintergreen Resort

    Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia Thousands flocked to Wintergreen Resort this past weekend as part of Spartan Race 2015. We’ve covered the race before when here at Wintergreen. Paul Purpura was there to grab some of the shots of the 2015 race! Congrats to all of the Spartans!

  • VIrginia Craft Brewers Festival 2015

    VIrginia Craft Brewers Festival 2015

    Roseland Nelson County, Virginia What a gorgeous day for sipping brews and listening to a funky brass band at Devil’s Backbone! 60 breweries, including two hard cideries, from our sweet Virginia, arcades, food trucks, live music, giant jenga, corn hole, and so many more wonderful things. Awards were given to breweries with The Answer coming […]

  • Hands Across Our Land - Protest Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    Hands Across Our Land – Protest Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    Nelson / Augusta County Line, Virginia Thousands of people simultaneously sent a signal on Tuesday afternoon that they are united in their opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. In Nelson people lined the stone bridge where the Blue Ridge Parkway meets Skyline Drive over Route 250 on Afton Mountain. The show of support joined […]

  • 10th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival - Success!

    10th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival – Success!

    Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia For 10 years Wintergreen Performing Arts has been hosting the annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival. After a decade it’s become a great festival with lots of high profile artists. BRLM Publisher Tommy Stafford was the emcee again this year. He’s been doing that for the past 7 or so […]

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Franklin County: Two Dead After WDBJ News Crew Shot During Live Remote Broadcast : Shooter Dead : Update 1:30 PM
[ 0 ] August 26, 2015

Franklin County: Two Dead After WDBJ News Crew Shot During Live Remote Broadcast : Shooter Dead : Update 1:30 PM

Near Smith Mountain Lake Franklin County, VA Two WDBJ news staffers are dead after an early Wednesday morning shooting. Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward died after a gunman opened fire on them during an interview at Bridgewater Plaze at Smith Mountain Lake. #BreakingNews Franklin Co. Sheriff confirms the shooting suspect died at 1:30pm. […]

Spartan Race 2015 At Wintergreen Resort
[ 0 ] August 23, 2015

Spartan Race 2015 At Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia Thousands flocked to Wintergreen Resort this past weekend as part of Spartan Race 2015. We’ve covered the race before when here at Wintergreen. Paul Purpura was there to grab some of the shots of the 2015 race! Congrats to all of the Spartans!

VIrginia Craft Brewers Festival 2015
[ 0 ] August 23, 2015

VIrginia Craft Brewers Festival 2015

Roseland Nelson County, Virginia What a gorgeous day for sipping brews and listening to a funky brass band at Devil’s Backbone! 60 breweries, including two hard cideries, from our sweet Virginia, arcades, food trucks, live music, giant jenga, corn hole, and so many more wonderful things. Awards were given to breweries with The Answer coming […]

Hands Across Our Land - Protest Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline
[ 0 ] August 19, 2015

Hands Across Our Land – Protest Against Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Nelson / Augusta County Line, Virginia Thousands of people simultaneously sent a signal on Tuesday afternoon that they are united in their opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. In Nelson people lined the stone bridge where the Blue Ridge Parkway meets Skyline Drive over Route 250 on Afton Mountain. The show of support joined […]

10th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival - Success!
[ 0 ] August 16, 2015

10th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival – Success!

Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia For 10 years Wintergreen Performing Arts has been hosting the annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival. After a decade it’s become a great festival with lots of high profile artists. BRLM Publisher Tommy Stafford was the emcee again this year. He’s been doing that for the past 7 or so […]

A Look Back To 1974 When Waltons Was A Household Name
[ 0 ] August 14, 2015

A Look Back To 1974 When Waltons Was A Household Name

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia Earl Hamner of Schuyler, VA is from Nelson County where our magazine is based. He recently celebrated his 92nd birthday. Earl is the creator of the highly successful TV series The Waltons. He lives in CA these days as he has for decades. Recently we saw this article his sister Audrey […]

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Storms Roll Through Blue Ridge Area
[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

Storms Roll Through Blue Ridge Area

Afton, Nelson County, VA The first thunderstorms of the Spring season rolled through Wednesday afternoon. Generally speaking rain anounts were between 1/3′ to 1/2″, but the lightning was pretty intense for sure! There’s another chance for thunderstorms on Friday (some southern counties may see Thursday as well) with low 80′s possible as well. Listen below.

Beautiful Start To Monday
[ 0 ] March 16, 2015

Beautiful Start To Monday

Central Virginia Blue Ridge 75 degrees to start off the week and a glorious sunrise, our Facebook feed was full of the pretty views Monday morning. Yes, winter is still officially here, but its days are numbered! Enjoy!

Just A Cold Rain Down Below - But Pretty Up Top!
[ 0 ] February 10, 2015

Just A Cold Rain Down Below – But Pretty Up Top!

Wintergreen Nelson County, Virginia Hard to believe after a 73° high on Sunday (lower 60′s mountains) that snow and ice were back so soon. Up at Wintergreen Tuesday morning freezing temps combined with foggy conditions to make some pretty displays. Though roads were fine, many trees and plants were coated in a magical winter display! […]

Beautiful Start To Tuesday After Overnight Snow In Mountains
[ 0 ] January 27, 2015

Beautiful Start To Tuesday After Overnight Snow In Mountains

Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia Most people in the immediate Central Virginia Blue Ridge area didn’t see much from this latest round of snow that fell. But, a couple of inches of new snow fell in the overnight hours Monday. That brings the total to about 4″ (since Sunday) in the highest of elevations near […]

Beautiful Sunrise At Wintergreen
[ 0 ] January 15, 2015

Beautiful Sunrise At Wintergreen

Post by Blue Ridge Life Magazine. Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia In the “just because we can” column, this shot Wintergreen Resort shared Thursday morning. In spite of the clouds down in the valley over the past 2-3 days, there have been some incredible views from higher up! Enjoy!

As Cooler Weather Moved In Over The Weekend : Some Pretty Pictures!
[ 0 ] September 7, 2014

As Cooler Weather Moved In Over The Weekend : Some Pretty Pictures!

Nelson County, VA Much cooler weather has moved into the Blue Ridge and it looks like it will be here for the next several days. Though we will have the chance for several showers in the forecast through the period, we won’t have the chance for those oppressive 90°+ readings anymore! Tommy talks more about […]