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News Alert : Rockbridge : Deputies Shoot Bank Robbery Suspect : Dies After CPR Attempt
[ 0 ] December 15, 2017

News Alert : Rockbridge : Deputies Shoot Bank Robbery Suspect : Dies After CPR Attempt

BANK ROBBERY / DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING Rockbridge County, Virginia Verbatim Press Release From Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office: At 10:55 a.m., the Rockbridge Regional Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a bank robbery in progress at the Cornerstone Bank in the College Square Shopping Center. Three deputies arrived on scene and located the suspect […]

Devils Backbone Celebrates 1 Million Cases Sold In 2017 (Video)
[ 0 ] December 15, 2017

Devils Backbone Celebrates 1 Million Cases Sold In 2017 (Video)

Roseland Nelson County, Virginia Nine years ago the folks at Devils Backbone Brewing never imagined they would one day be celebrating one million cases of beer sold in jsut one year. But that’s exactly what they did this past Friday at 3pm! In the video above DB Founder Steve Crandall and Head Brewmaster Jason Oliver […]

Lovingston : Virginia Distillery Company 2018 Charity Cask Voting Continues Until End Of Year.
[ 0 ] December 15, 2017

Lovingston : Virginia Distillery Company 2018 Charity Cask Voting Continues Until End Of Year.

Lovingston Nelson County, Virginia Virginia Distillery Company recently launched the voting process for its 2018 Charity Cask. The distillery team asked staff which local Nelson County charitable organizations they would most like to give back to, and now the top three (Nelson County Community Fund, Almost Home Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County and Nelson County […]

Lovingston : Virginia Master Naturalists Award Grant To Nelson Middle School  Ecology Club
[ 0 ] December 14, 2017

Lovingston : Virginia Master Naturalists Award Grant To Nelson Middle School Ecology Club

Lovingston Nelson County, Virginia On December 13, the Central Blue Ridge chapter (CBR) of the Virginia Master Naturalist program awarded a grant of $700 to the Nelson County Middle School for support of the Nelson Environmental Leadership Club. The club, sponsored by teacher Mary Haines-Johnson, provides students with investigative and environmental opportunities. Currently 17 students […]

A Christmas Favorite : Applesauce Cake Recipe From The Late Earl Hamner, Jr.
[ 0 ] December 14, 2017

A Christmas Favorite : Applesauce Cake Recipe From The Late Earl Hamner, Jr.

Nelson County, Virginia By Tommy Stafford Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas we are reminded of our friend, the late Earl Hamner, Jr. Earl wrote for our magazine for a number of years right after we started. I’m pretty sure he felt sorry for us in those early days stumbling around in a brand new […]

Nelson : Afton : Numerous Cars Broken Into At Rockfish Elementary During Event
[ 0 ] December 13, 2017

Nelson : Afton : Numerous Cars Broken Into At Rockfish Elementary During Event

Afton Nelson County, Virginia BRL received numerous messages on Tuesday night about cars being broken into at Rockfish River Elementary School during a Christmas program being held there. “I was there with my grand children, my car was not broken into, but the one next to it was! The gentle man was telling us when […]

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Wintry Mix Falls In Mountains At Wintergreen Wednesday Morning
[ 0 ] November 8, 2017

Wintry Mix Falls In Mountains At Wintergreen Wednesday Morning

Wintergreen Nelson County, Virginia While people living in the lowlands got nothing more than a cold rain into the early morning hours Wednesday, people living in the mountains got another reminder that winter isn’t that far away. The coldest weather of the season is on the way late this week. I talk more about it […]

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 […]