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

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

[ 0 ] December 14, 2017

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

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

[ 0 ] December 13, 2017

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 […]

Temps Plummet & Graupel!

Temps Plummet & Graupel!

[ 0 ] December 12, 2017

Central Virginia Blue Ridge By Tommy Stafford A very strong cold front dropped through the area Tuesday afternoon and as it did, the winds kicked up and some strange frozen stuff fell from the sky. Some folks described it as styrofoam looking snow, others were just excited to be learning a new word! So just […]

VSP Investigating Double-Fatal Crash in Augusta County

VSP Investigating Double-Fatal Crash in Augusta County

[ 0 ] December 12, 2017

Augusta County, Virginia Release verbatim from Virginia State Police: Around 2:15 p.m. today (Dec. 12, 2017), Virginia State Police was called to the scene of a fatal crash near Churchville in Augusta County. A 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling eastbound on Route 250 (Hanky Mountain Highway) about a half mile east of Route 728 (Stover […]

Wind Chill Advisory From Continues Until Noon Wednesday For Parts Of Area

Wind Chill Advisory From Continues Until Noon Wednesday For Parts Of Area

[ 0 ] December 12, 2017

WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST WEDNESDAY URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 611 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017 Eastern Highland-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge- Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Eastern Pendleton- 611 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017 …WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST WEDNESDAY… * […]

CVEC Gives Back $1.48 Million to its Member-Owners

CVEC Gives Back $1.48 Million to its Member-Owners

[ 0 ] December 11, 2017

Arrington Nelson County, Virginia Release via CVEC: The Board of Directors of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) recently authorized $1.48 million in capital credit refunds to Cooperative member-owners in December. This is the eighth consecutive year that CVEC has issued capital credit refunds reaching a total of nearly $17 million returned to members. CVEC is […]

Nelson : Lovingston : Nelson Christmas Parade Returns Home To Welcoming Crowd

Nelson : Lovingston : Nelson Christmas Parade Returns Home To Welcoming Crowd

[ 0 ] December 10, 2017

Lovingston Nelson County, Virginia After a brief vacation from the homeplace of the Nelson County Christmas Parade it returned this past Saturday night to a very welcoming crowd. Concerns over traffic and logistics prompted the parade to move to away for a couple of years. But with the move attendance dwindled severely and a push […]

First Snow Of Season Hits Blue Ridge (Video Included)

First Snow Of Season Hits Blue Ridge (Video Included)

[ 0 ] December 9, 2017

Central Virginia Blue Ridge As I mentioned in my forecasts for the past few days, snow fell on the Blue Ridge overnight Friday into Saturday morning. It was really the perfect snow. Pretty to look at but didn’t cause many travel problems due to the ground being warm. Off to the south and east that […]

Winter Storm Warnings & Advisories  - Cancelled

Winter Storm Warnings & Advisories – Cancelled

[ 0 ] December 8, 2017

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Blacksburg VA 1011 AM EST Sat Dec 9 2017 …Some additional light snow today… .A band of light snow will move across the region today and produce some additional accumulations before tapering off from west to east this afternoon. Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes- Yadkin-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst- Henry-Pittsylvania-Campbell-Appomattox-Buckingham-Halifax- Charlotte- Including the cities […]

WINTER WEATHER IS HERE - VDOT Urges Caution Overnight On Roadways (Skyline To Close BRP - Closed)

WINTER WEATHER IS HERE – VDOT Urges Caution Overnight On Roadways (Skyline To Close BRP – Closed)

[ 0 ] December 8, 2017

Skyline Drive will close about 8:00 p.m. tonight due to incoming ice and snow. We'll keep you posted! — ShenandoahNPS (@ShenandoahNPS) December 8, 2017 Blue Ridge Parkway now closed due to weather from MP 0 (Afton) south to about MP 25. (click for map) – https://t.co/ghGEstgTNp — BlueRidgeLife (@BlueRidgeLife) December 8, 2017 Motorists should use […]

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