Ten years ago today something pretty special began. We’d left the TV news business the year before and on April 1, 2005 we started Nelson County Life Magazine. For 8 years we brought you the stories and photos from all over Nelson. Back then it was just Tommy & Yvette. Today we’ve been joined by Junior Publisher Adam Stafford & Juniorette Publisher Peyton Stafford. In 2005 we were mostly black & white, today we are full color. The requests to go beyond Nelson were overwhelming, so, a little over two years ago we changed our name to Blue Ridge Life Magazine and expanded. Today we cover stories from all over the Blue Ridge.
Scroll down below for a few memories from our very first issue!
We will be taking a look back at our first 10 years each month throughout this year. We thank each and every one of you that have made our publication a success. Readers, advertisers, photographers, writers, sales people, and on and on!
Today as we were preparing this story we got a very nice email:
Today’s date (by which I mean that you probably are coming out with an April issue today, NOT anything to do with April Fool’s) makes me aware of how tardy I am in congratulating you on the excellent March issue, which I picked up at the Greenwood Store near Exit 107 off 64 a couple of weeks ago and have been reading gradually. I greatly enjoyed the articles on the Mountain View cheesemaker, on the Afton book shelf, and on take-out place in Stuarts Draft. Many thanks for the good work.
This is why we do what we do. Thank you Victor and all who have sent word of encouragement over the years!