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Chopper Pilots Save Family Vacation For Nelson Native
[ 0 ] September 23, 2020

Chopper Pilots Save Family Vacation For Nelson Native

Ocracoke Island, NC By Tommy Stafford Betsy and Stuart Smith of Roseland decided it was time to get the family together for a vacation in North Carolina. “Well, because of Covid and not really being able to go out, we decided to rent a house on Ocracoke with all of our family in September but […]

Early Frost In The Blue Ridge
[ 0 ] September 20, 2020

Early Frost In The Blue Ridge

Central Virginia Blue Ridge By Tommy Stafford It’s not completely unheard of for frost to fall around this time in September, but it’s not the average time that we generally see one happen. Closer into October is when we start seeing a frost in these parts. But, that’s exactly what happened Sunday morning. A light […]

Fall Officially Starts Tuesday - Nice Preview This Morning
[ 0 ] September 19, 2020

Fall Officially Starts Tuesday – Nice Preview This Morning

Wintergreen Nelson County, Virginia Tommy Stafford The calendar says fall doesn’t officially start until this coming Tuesday (September 22nd) at 9:30 AM EDT. However, it was certainly priming the pump Saturday morning when our Nature Foundation At Wintergreen WeatherNow station on Devils Knob (3500′) hit a morning low of 35° around sunrise. Our Devils Knob […]

Augusta : VSP Investigating Fatal Crash (Preliminary)
[ 0 ] September 5, 2020

Augusta : VSP Investigating Fatal Crash (Preliminary)

Crimora Augusta County, Virginia Release from Virginia State Police – Richmond At 2:21 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 5), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in Augusta County. A vehicle traveling in the 2000 block of Eastside Highway in Crimora ran off the road and crashed. There is one confirmed fatality. The crash remains under […]

Nelson: Saunders Brothers' Boxwood Used In Landscaping Of Rose Garden At White House
[ 0 ] September 3, 2020

Nelson: Saunders Brothers’ Boxwood Used In Landscaping Of Rose Garden At White House

The Rose Garden Washington, D.C. In a most prestigious honor, Saunders Brothers, Inc located in Nelson County was the exclusive provider of boxwoods in The Rose Garden at The White House in Washington, D.C. “We were honored to be the sole supplier of boxwood in the recent renovation of The White House Rose Garden. The […]

Tropical Depression Laura Still Slated To Affect Blue Ridge This Weekend
[ 0 ] August 28, 2020

Tropical Depression Laura Still Slated To Affect Blue Ridge This Weekend

Central Virginia Blue Ridge By Tommy Stafford Hurricane Laura is now a tropical depression that’s been bringing heaving rain and some tornadoes to the mid-south region of the US over the last 24 hours. A tornado caused damage near Jonesboro, Arkansas as the tropical depression moved north. Over the next 24 hours TD Laura will […]

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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 […]

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 […]