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Afton : VDOT MOBILIZING CONTRACTORS TO CLEAR ROCK SLIDE
[ 0 ] May 6, 2021

Afton : VDOT MOBILIZING CONTRACTORS TO CLEAR ROCK SLIDE

  Afton Mountain / Route 250 Near the Albemarle / Nelson County Line, Virginia Verbatim update from VDOT below 4:44PM / 5.6.21 Work to remove loose rocks and debris, stabilize slope will require extended road closure U.S. 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) will remain closed for an extended period between Route 6 (Afton Mountain Road) east […]

Community Mourns Loss Of Brewing & Building Icon
[ 0 ] May 6, 2021

Community Mourns Loss Of Brewing & Building Icon

Roseland Nelson County, Virginia By Tommy Stafford There will much more to say about this man in the coming days and weeks. But, I wanted to acknowledge his passing here on our site without invading the privacy his family has asked for during this time. Steve was much more to us than just a business […]

VSP Investigating Pedestrian Hit On I-64 At MM 108 - Dies At Scene
[ 0 ] May 6, 2021

VSP Investigating Pedestrian Hit On I-64 At MM 108 – Dies At Scene

Verbatim press release from VSP at 10:51 AM EDT “At 5:06 a.m. this morning (May 6), Virginia State Police responded to a crash on westbound Interstate 64 at the 108 mile marker. The crash involved a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian. The tractor-trailer was traveling in the left lane when it struck a female pedestrian who […]

Severe Storms Blow Down Numerous Trees Across Area
[ 0 ] May 4, 2021

Severe Storms Blow Down Numerous Trees Across Area

  Central Virginia Blue Ridge With temps approaching the 90 degree mark Tuesday afternoon the perfect scenario was set for severe weather to break out. And that it did! Numerous trees are reported down across Nelson Country and in adjoining counties as well. Crews continue to cleanup storm damage this afternoon & evening.  

U.S. 250 REMAINS CLOSED ON AFTON MOUNTAIN DUE TO ROCKSLIDE : Update 5:45 PM - 5.5.21
[ 0 ] May 3, 2021

U.S. 250 REMAINS CLOSED ON AFTON MOUNTAIN DUE TO ROCKSLIDE : Update 5:45 PM – 5.5.21

Photo courtesy of Nicole Kail Henry : VDOT crews work late Monday afternoon to clear a rockslide from Route 250 Afton Mountain about 1 mile west of the 250-151 intersection. May 3, 2021 Route 250 – Albemarle County Near The Nelson County Line Latest update from VDOT 4.5.21 – 5:45 PM U.S. 250 CLOSURE ON […]

Power Out - Affecting Several Hundred Customers In South Nelson : Update 11:50 AM
[ 0 ] April 30, 2021

Power Out – Affecting Several Hundred Customers In South Nelson : Update 11:50 AM

South Nelson County, Virginia Updated 11:50 AM : The power outage in Nelson has been cleared. A couple of smaller outages remain out of county. Tommy Updated: 11:33 : Fire crews are battling a slow moving brush fire on Pigeon Hill. A went down there then a fire started, mostly likely from the power line […]

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Spring Taking Hold In The Blue Ridge Mountains
[ 0 ] April 14, 2021

Spring Taking Hold In The Blue Ridge Mountains

    Afton Nelson County, Virginia You know warmer days are ahead when you start seeing the green colors down below in the valley heading up the side of the mountains. Our buddy Luis Ramos Obando took this fantastic photo and sent it to us earlier today. We think this is from the Route 250 […]

Simpler Times - 15 Years Ago
[ 1 ] June 2, 2020

Simpler Times – 15 Years Ago

Nelson County, Virginia We were archiving some of our very early photos this morning and ran across some of these from 15 years ago when we first started the magazine. Dr. Steve Schmitz (our Ask The Doc columnist to this day) had recently joined the late Dr. Bob Raynor at Afton Family Medicine. Dr. Raynor […]

A Winter's Moon
[ 0 ] February 9, 2020

A Winter’s Moon

Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia It’s been hard to find a lot of snow this year in the Blue Ridge but that doesn’t stop the breathtaking views that we see here year round. Dima Homes with Wintergreen Real Estate Company grabbed this shot on Saturday from up top at Wintergreen Resort. Absolutely gorgeous Dima!   […]

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 […]