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11 Years Ago Today This Magazine Was Born Here In Nelson County, Virginia!

[ 0 ] April 1, 2016 |
©2005-2016 Blue Ridge Life Magazine - Nelson County Life Magazine : Back in 2005, Publisher Tommy & Yvette Stafford seen here on the Cris Kringle Christmas Tree Farm in Roseland, kicked off our charter publication called Nelson County Life Magazine. Three years ago this past January we rebranded ourselves to Blue Ridge Life Magazine. Since then the two have grown to four!

©2005-2016 Blue Ridge Life Magazine – Nelson County Life Magazine : Back in 2005, Publisher Tommy & Yvette Stafford seen here on the Cris Kringle Christmas Tree Farm in Roseland, kicked off our charter publication called Nelson County Life Magazine. Three years ago this past January we rebranded ourselves to Blue Ridge Life Magazine. Since then the two have grown to four!

Nelson County, Virginia
Eleven years ago today we started a journey that’s been one of the most exciting and rewarding ones ever. Back on April 1, 2005 Tommy & Yvette Stafford started Nelson County Life Magazine. We’d been in the TV news business for years back in the mid-south. The idea for the magazine was to originally launch in the Arkansas Ozarks on the banks of the White River in Izard County. Yes, Izard. It’s near Mountain View, Arkansas.

Since those early days we have grown from just the two of us to four. Adding Adam the Junior Publisher on the left and Peyton on the right.

Since those early days we have grown from just the two of us to four. Adding Adam the Junior Publisher on the left and Peyton on the right.

Here's a few random photos from the first 60 days we started. Our very first issue was published on April 1, 2005.Hope you enjoy this look back!

Posted by Blue Ridge Life Magazine on Friday, April 1, 2016

We want to thank each of you for trusting us, reading our magazine, and to our advertisers for taking the chance on us way back then when we honestly were pretty darn green. Lots of you have been with us since day one. That means a lot. And it’s very humbling.

While we did expand and change our name over three years ago to take in more of the Virginia Blue Ridge, we are still very much Nelson. We live here, our offices are here, and we are staying here. But at the same time, it’s been exciting meeting our neighbors in nearby counties and telling their stories too.

Thank you again to everyone, and we look forward to 11 more years and beyond!

No fooling!

Tommy, Yvette, Adam & Peyton

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