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Hurricane Camille - 48 Years Ago Today on August 19,1969 The Skies Opened Up
[ 0 ] August 19, 2017

Hurricane Camille – 48 Years Ago Today on August 19,1969 The Skies Opened Up

Our September 2008 (Then Nelson County Life Magazine) revealing some the the very first color pictures taken by Photographer Brower York of the tragedy that struck Nelson County, killing dozens and destroying millions in property. Click on issue above to read the entire article and see the photos starting on page 12. Nelson County, VA […]

Sizable Power Outage Affects Part Of The Area : Restored : Updated 12:05 AM - 8.18.17
[ 0 ] August 17, 2017

Sizable Power Outage Affects Part Of The Area : Restored : Updated 12:05 AM – 8.18.17

Lovingston Nelson County, Virginia Updated 12:05 AM As of roughly 11:35 PM all power has been restored. Central Virginia Electric says problems with an AEP feeder line have cause a little over 1100 customers to be without power primarily in the eastern and southern sections of Nelson County. “AEP has an outage on the transmission […]

Augusta : Stable Craft Brewing Announces 2018 Wilderness Series
[ 0 ] August 15, 2017

Augusta : Stable Craft Brewing Announces 2018 Wilderness Series

Waynesboro Augusta County, Virginia The new Stable Craft Brewing Wilderness Series will combine two things that runners love: scenic views and tasty brews. “Work up a sweat in the road race, then cool down back at the brewery with one of our signature beers,” said Craig Nargi, the owner of Stable Craft Brewing, which is […]

BRL Embrace The Adventure Columnist Woody Elliott Remembers His Friend VSP Lt. Jay Cullen
[ 0 ] August 13, 2017

BRL Embrace The Adventure Columnist Woody Elliott Remembers His Friend VSP Lt. Jay Cullen

Midlothian, Virginia People are still processing the tragic helicopter accident in Charlottesville on Saturday when two VSP pilots were killed. The chopper they were flying went down. They had been lending air support during the protests taking place downtown. In addition to brothers and sisters in the police community mourning their loss, those in the […]

Wintergreen : 12th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival This Saturday 8.12.17
[ 0 ] August 10, 2017

Wintergreen : 12th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival This Saturday 8.12.17

Wintergreen Nelson County, Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest, 2017 Mark your calendars for the famous Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest! Join us Saturday, August 12th from Noon – 7:00 pm in the Dunlop Pavilion at Wintergreen Resort. Blue Ridge Life’s Tommy Stafford will be the emcee once again at this year’s festival. This marks […]

Roseland : Do You Know Who This Might Be?
[ 0 ] August 9, 2017

Roseland : Do You Know Who This Might Be?

Roseland Nelson County, Virginia We have a bit of a mystery to solve. Sarah (Bryant) Loken of Roseland recently sent us this photo. It was found in a home on Old Roseland Road in the southern part of Nelson County. Sarah’s friends shared the photo with her and she thinks it’s “circa 1897.” If you […]

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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 […]