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  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8 PM Monday Evening : July 26, 2021

    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8 PM Monday Evening : July 26, 2021

    Scroll down for county outline areas:  URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 392 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 135 PM EDT Mon Jul 26 2021 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of North-Central North Carolina Central and South-Central Virginia * Effective this Monday […]

  • New Indictments From Shenandoah Valley Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury

    New Indictments From Shenandoah Valley Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury

    Daniel L. Rutherford, Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney On Monday afternoon, Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Rutherford announced that, after a ten-month investigation, the Shenandoah Valley Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury returned indictments on twenty-two individuals involved in distributing methamphetamine within Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. The Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury returned indictments of racketeering and distributing 250 […]

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11PM Saturday Night (7.17.21) *Cancelled*

    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11PM Saturday Night (7.17.21) *Cancelled*

    Via NWS – The areas highlighted in pink are under a Severe T-Storm Watch until 11PM tonight 7.17.21 – Click image above for the absolute latest updates from NWS. Cancelled 8:46 PM EDT MDC021-VAC003-047-061-079-107-113-125-137-157-540-180200- /O.CAN.KLWX.SV.A.0382.000000T0000Z-210718T0300Z/ THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 382 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN MARYLAND THIS CANCELS 1 COUNTY […]

  • Boom! Fireworks Return to Wintergreen After Year Long Hiatus

    Boom! Fireworks Return to Wintergreen After Year Long Hiatus

      Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia For the first time in over a year, folks got the chance to view a decade’s old tradition at Wintergreen Resort, the annual 4th of July fireworks display on the mountain. The 2020 display was canceled due to Covid, but this year it was on in all of its […]

  • WEATHER BULLETIN : Severe Thunderstorm Watch  : CANCELLED At 3:59 PM

    WEATHER BULLETIN : Severe Thunderstorm Watch : CANCELLED At 3:59 PM

    Via NWS : A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for a large part of the area until 8PM this evening. Click image above for the absolute latest updates.  3:59 PM 7.1.21 : THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 331 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN MARYLAND THIS CANCELS […]



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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8 PM Monday Evening : July 26, 2021
[ 0 ] July 26, 2021

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8 PM Monday Evening : July 26, 2021

Scroll down for county outline areas:  URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 392 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 135 PM EDT Mon Jul 26 2021 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of North-Central North Carolina Central and South-Central Virginia * Effective this Monday […]

New Indictments From Shenandoah Valley Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury
[ 0 ] July 26, 2021

New Indictments From Shenandoah Valley Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury

Daniel L. Rutherford, Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney On Monday afternoon, Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Rutherford announced that, after a ten-month investigation, the Shenandoah Valley Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury returned indictments on twenty-two individuals involved in distributing methamphetamine within Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. The Multi-Jurisdiction Grand Jury returned indictments of racketeering and distributing 250 […]

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11PM Saturday Night (7.17.21) *Cancelled*
[ 0 ] July 17, 2021

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 11PM Saturday Night (7.17.21) *Cancelled*

Via NWS – The areas highlighted in pink are under a Severe T-Storm Watch until 11PM tonight 7.17.21 – Click image above for the absolute latest updates from NWS. Cancelled 8:46 PM EDT MDC021-VAC003-047-061-079-107-113-125-137-157-540-180200- /O.CAN.KLWX.SV.A.0382.000000T0000Z-210718T0300Z/ THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 382 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN MARYLAND THIS CANCELS 1 COUNTY […]

Boom! Fireworks Return to Wintergreen After Year Long Hiatus
[ 1 ] July 5, 2021

Boom! Fireworks Return to Wintergreen After Year Long Hiatus

  Wintergreen Resort Nelson County, Virginia For the first time in over a year, folks got the chance to view a decade’s old tradition at Wintergreen Resort, the annual 4th of July fireworks display on the mountain. The 2020 display was canceled due to Covid, but this year it was on in all of its […]

WEATHER BULLETIN : Severe Thunderstorm Watch  : CANCELLED At 3:59 PM
[ 0 ] July 1, 2021

WEATHER BULLETIN : Severe Thunderstorm Watch : CANCELLED At 3:59 PM

Via NWS : A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for a large part of the area until 8PM this evening. Click image above for the absolute latest updates.  3:59 PM 7.1.21 : THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CANCELLED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 331 FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN MARYLAND THIS CANCELS […]

Traffic Alert : U.S 250 IS NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC ON AFTON MOUNTAIN
[ 0 ] June 30, 2021

Traffic Alert : U.S 250 IS NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC ON AFTON MOUNTAIN

Route US 250 Afton Mountain Near The Augusta, Nelson, Albemarle County Lines Virginia From VDOT & VSP: Slope repairs complete, State Police will continue to enforce truck ban on Rt. 6 CULPEPER DISTRICT U.S. 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) reopened to traffic this afternoon, almost eight weeks after it was closed due to a rock slide […]

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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 […]