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Earl Hamner & NCL Talk The Homecoming This Thursday Afternoon On The Radio

Earl Hamner & NCL Talk The Homecoming This Thursday Afternoon On The Radio

[ 0 ] December 6, 2011

Afton, Virginia Memphis, Tennessee If you are from Nelson County you know about the The Homecoming. If you aren’t from Nelson County, you probably still know about The Homecoming. This December marks 6 years of stage productions at The Hamner Theater in Afton, VA. The theater was established in honor of Nelson County native Earl […]

Actor Richard Thomas Presents Lifetime Achievement Award To Nelson's Earl Hamner

Actor Richard Thomas Presents Lifetime Achievement Award To Nelson’s Earl Hamner

[ 1 ] October 16, 2011

Richmond, Virginia By Woody Greenberg The 14th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration honored Earl Hamner with its Literary Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday, Oct. 15 held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. The event was hosted by noted Virginia author Adriana Trigiani, who said she grew up in Big Stone Gap with six […]

Nelson Native Earl Hamner Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Nelson Native Earl Hamner Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

[ 0 ] October 15, 2011

Richmond, Virginia A little over 88 years ago, Earl Hamner of Nelson County was born in Schuyler. Since then the man has accomplished a lifetime of work seen all over the world. Saturday October 15th, Earl will received a Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia for his work. Hamner grew up in […]

Nelson Sheriff Recovers Body From Old Quarry In Schuyler : Updated 6:30 PM

Nelson Sheriff Recovers Body From Old Quarry In Schuyler : Updated 6:30 PM

[ 0 ] October 6, 2011

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia Updated 6:30PM EDT Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks has released the identity of a man pulled from the quarry Thursday afternoon. He is identified as 24 year old Earl Aleksander Miller of Adail Road in Nelson County. Original Post Sheriff Brooks says he’s confident the death of Miller was not the […]

Virginia State Police Confiscates 5000+ Nelson Pot Plants

Virginia State Police Confiscates 5000+ Nelson Pot Plants

[ 3 ] August 2, 2011

Nelson County, Virginia Below is a verbatim press release issued by the Virginia State Police: NELSON COUNTY, Va. – Marijuana eradication efforts are well underway across the Commonwealth this summer. On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Virginia State Police with the assistance of Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents seized approximately 5,400 marijuana plants within […]

Happy Birthday : Nelson's Earl Hamner : 88 Today!

Happy Birthday : Nelson’s Earl Hamner : 88 Today!

[ 2 ] July 10, 2011

Studio City, California Today marks 88 years that Nelson’s native son, Earl Hamner has been on this earth. Ironically it’s the wedding anniversary of Tommy & Yvette Stafford too! A great day! Earl Hamner, Jr. was born on July 10, 1923 in Schuyler, Virginia. Earl is best known for creating the long running series, The […]

Mary McDonough (Erin Walton) Visits Nelson

Mary McDonough (Erin Walton) Visits Nelson

[ 2 ] May 16, 2011

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia Fans from near and far descended on Schuyler this past weekend to get a chance to meet Mary McDonough who played Erin Walton in the long running CBS television series, The Waltons. “I’ll always be a Walton,” said the former child star who is still a prominent actress and now a […]

Erin Walton Comes Home To Nelson County This Weekend

Erin Walton Comes Home To Nelson County This Weekend

[ 0 ] May 10, 2011

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia By Jennie T. Williams Many Nelsonians (and, to be fair, many Americans) of a certain age (and, to be inclusive, of pretty much all ages) grew up learning important life lessons from watching The Waltons on television. Mary McDonough grew up learning those same important life lessons from being a Walton […]

Earl Hamner & The Waltons Cast - Special TV Reunion October 18th : 10.4.10

Earl Hamner & The Waltons Cast – Special TV Reunion October 18th : 10.4.10

[ 9 ] October 4, 2010

Los Angeles, California For roughly two years fans of The Waltons have not been able to view the highly popular series in reruns. The long running CBS television series was created by Nelson County, Virginia native, Earl Hamner, Jr. who was born and raised in Schuyler. The show was loosely based on his childhood in […]

 Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary Expands : 4.20.10

Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary Expands : 4.20.10

[ 0 ] April 20, 2010

Charlottesville/Schuyler, VA We first told you about The Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary in our September 2009 issue of Nelson County Life Magazine. Click here to see that article. Since that article last fall, the sanctuary has some great news! The Perry Foundation has awarded a $50,000 Challenge Grant for the renovation of a barn on the […]

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