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Rockfish Valley Foundation Hires Robert Jennings As Administrative Assistant

Rockfish Valley Foundation Hires Robert Jennings As Administrative Assistant

[ 1 ] November 12, 2020

  Nellysford Nelson County, Virginia Rockfish Valley Foundation announces that Robert Jennings has joined their organization as a part-time administrative assistant. RVF says “Robert brings years of experience working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He currently also serves as volunteer president of the Central Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists.  Robert was already a […]

Toy Lift Goes Virtual : Runs Until December 4th

Toy Lift Goes Virtual : Runs Until December 4th

[ 0 ] November 10, 2020

  Central Virginia Blue Ridge In the past the annual Toy Lift operation had drop off locations around the area where people could donate toys for kids that might otherwise not have a very Merry Christmas. This year due to covid concerns the annual event has gone virtual. “This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, […]

Happy Trails Kat - Welcome Lisa!

Happy Trails Kat – Welcome Lisa!

[ 0 ] November 1, 2020

Nelson County, Virginia It’s not overly glamorous, but it’s major important and you get to see some the most beautiful views anywhere in the country. Getting Blue Ridge Life in the hands of readers like you doesn’t magically happen. The printer has to deliver here to Nelson, then it gets broken out and delivered to […]

In Spite Of New Signs - 2 Trucks Block Reeds Gap Again On Thursday

In Spite Of New Signs – 2 Trucks Block Reeds Gap Again On Thursday

[ 0 ] October 30, 2020

Reeds Gap Blue Ridge Parkway Near The Nelson-Augusta County Line, VA By Tommy Stafford If you’re keeping count, this makes 6, yes, 6, semi trucks in the past 10 days that have gotten stuck and blocked the area near Reeds Gap on Route 664 where it crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway. The latest happened Thursday […]

Fall Back 1 Hour This Weekend : Daylight Saving Time Ends 2 AM Sunday (Nov 1, 2020)

Fall Back 1 Hour This Weekend : Daylight Saving Time Ends 2 AM Sunday (Nov 1, 2020)

[ 0 ] October 30, 2020

Central Virginia Blue Ridge Sadly the time has come once again, that is if you like those carefree long summer days! Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. It officially ends at 2AM Sunday morning (November 1, 2020). But for those of us that turn in at a reasonable hour, it’s best to set your clock […]

Reeds Gap - Day 3, Yet Another Semi Blocks Road : And A Historical Look Back

Reeds Gap – Day 3, Yet Another Semi Blocks Road : And A Historical Look Back

[ 0 ] October 24, 2020

Near Reeds Gap Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson-Augusta County, VA Line By Tommy Stafford (some editorial content included) On Friday yet another semi tractor trailer blocked Route 664 near Reeds Gap. This is the forth big rig this week to get stuck there and block the roadway. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday law enforcement and  emergency crews […]

Albemarle : Death Investigation on Rockfish Gap Turnpike

Albemarle : Death Investigation on Rockfish Gap Turnpike

[ 0 ] October 22, 2020

      ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA – On October 15, 2020, at approximately 5:45 am, Albemarle County Police Department responded to a call for service on the 6700 block of Rockfish Gap Turnpike. When officers arrived, they discovered an adult male and a juvenile deceased. Preliminary investigation appears to be a murder suicide, there is […]

Nelson : Day Two. Another Semi Blocks / Closes Down Reeds Gap (NOW OPEN)

Nelson : Day Two. Another Semi Blocks / Closes Down Reeds Gap (NOW OPEN)

[ 0 ] October 22, 2020

Photo courtesy of Wintergreen Fire & Rescue : Another semi, this time a tanker, blocks Reeds Gap on Route 664 near the Nelson-Augusta County line early Thursday morning. October 22, 2020 Reeds Gap Blue Ridge Parkway Near the Nelson-Augusta County Line By Tommy Stafford For the second day in a row another semi has blocked […]

Nelson : Another Day, Another Semi(s) Stuck On Reeds Gap

Nelson : Another Day, Another Semi(s) Stuck On Reeds Gap

[ 0 ] October 21, 2020

Reeds Gap Blue Ridge Parkway Near the Nelson / Augusta County Line By Tommy Stafford For years we’ve been telling you about the problem with semi trucks getting stuck on mountain crossings here in Nelson. Lately that number seems to be on the increase. Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Chief Curtis Sheets says it’s easily been […]

TRAFFIC ALERT : Nelson : Accident On Route 151 Near Bland Wade Road Creates Major Backup

TRAFFIC ALERT : Nelson : Accident On Route 151 Near Bland Wade Road Creates Major Backup

[ 0 ] October 17, 2020

Afton Nelson County, Virginia An accident with what’s believed to be at least one injury has caused a major backup of traffic along Route 151 in Nelson County. The accident happened in the general vicinity of Bland Wade Road and Route 151. We have reports of traffic being back up for over a mile in […]

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