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Beer aging in Barrel. Photo by Tommy Stafford.

Afton’s Blue Mountain Brewery Expanding to Colleen

[ 0 ] June 29, 2012

Colleen Nelson County, VA Blue Mountain Brewery, an Afton staple, is expanding once more – and this time they’re headed a bit further down the road. Though they’ve been brewing and distributing bottled beer since April, on July 1, the Blue Mountain Barrel House will be opening their tasting room at the new brewery in […]

Dawn at Stoney Creek

Wintergreen Resort on Track to Proceed with Justice Merger

[ 0 ] June 28, 2012

Wintergreen Nelson County, VA Following a membership vote on Sunday, June 24, Wintergreen Resort is is on track to move forward in a merger with James C. Justice Companies, a West Virginia company that also owns the Greenbrier Resort (White Sulphur Springs, WV) and the Resort at Glade Springs (Daniels, WV). “I was really pleased […]

Inglewood Lavender Farm, Nelson Co., VA. Photo by Hayley Osborne.

Nelson’s Newest “Agritourist” Attraction

[ 0 ] June 26, 2012

Inglewood Lavender Farm Nelson County, VA “We love the idea of ‘agritourism’ where people can come to you and you get to share your farm with others,” said Kathy Tillman, who along with her husband, Shannon, and family runs Inglewood Lavender Farm. Previously business owners of a different kind, and before that a sailor in […]

Shipman Fire

Shipman Fire

[ 3 ] June 24, 2012

Shipman Nelson County, VA Strong storms moved through Shipman Friday afternoon with thunder and lightening. Joyce and Jack (of Shipman Auto, a business right beside the track), believe that the blaze ignited from a lightening bolt. They said they heard the lightening stroke the ground and felt it shake their shop, which is located just […]

Board Of Supervisors : Minutes 12.13.11

Board Of Supervisors : Minutes 12.13.11

[ 1 ] December 14, 2011

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Present: Mr. Joe Dan Johnson, Mr. Tommy Bruguiere, Mr. Allen Hale, Mr. Tommy Harvey and Ms. Connie Brennan PUBLIC COMMENT: MR. MARK SHACKMAN, Afton, said that he is concerned about the tower proposed for the old fiber factory in Afton. He said that the community fill fight the […]

Planning Commission : Minutes : 11.16.11

Planning Commission : Minutes : 11.16.11

[ 0 ] November 17, 2011

PLANNING COMMISSION Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Present: Ms. Philippa Proulx, Ms. Linda Russell, Mr. Mike Tapager and Ms. Connie Brennan (Board Liaison and non-voting member) Absent: Mr. Mike Harman and Ms. Emily Hunt REZONING/HOPE FOUNDATION: The applicant applied to rezone two parcels of property located on the east side of Thomas Nelson Highway (Rt. 29) […]

Board Of Supervisors : Minutes 11.10.11

Board Of Supervisors : Minutes 11.10.11

[ 2 ] November 11, 2011

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Thursday, November 10, 2011 Present: Mr. Joe Dan Johnson, Mr. Tommy Bruguiere, Mr. Allen Hale, Mr. Tommy Harvey and Ms. Connie Brennan VDOT REPORT: Mr. Don Austin reported that the crosswalk in front of the courthouse steps will be removed and painted next year. Ms. Brennan asked about putting a sidewalk along […]

Board Of Supervisors : Minutes : 10.27.11

Board Of Supervisors : Minutes : 10.27.11

[ 0 ] October 28, 2011

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Thursday, October 27, 2011 Present: Mr. Joe Dan Johnson, Mr. Tommy Bruguiere, Mr. Allen Hale, Mr. Tommy Harvey and Ms. Connie Brennan FY12-13 TRANSPORATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECT ENDORSEMENT/BLUE RIDGE TUNNEL PROJECT: Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution of support of the ongoing Blue Ridge Tunnel Project in order to qualify for funding […]

Planning Commission : Minutes : 10.26.11

Planning Commission : Minutes : 10.26.11

[ 0 ] October 26, 2011

PLANNING COMMISSION Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Present: Ms. Philippa Proulx, Mr. Mike Harman, Ms. Linda Russell, Mr. Mike Tapager and Ms. Connie Brennan (Board Liaison and non-voting) SPECIAL USE PERMIT/WILLIE PARRISH: The applicant applied for a permit to place a second mobile home on property located at 1885 Cub Creek Road, Roseland. The property is […]

Board Of Supervisors : Minutes : 10.11.11

Board Of Supervisors : Minutes : 10.11.11

[ 0 ] October 12, 2011

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Present: Mr. Joe Dan Johnson, Mr. Tommy Bruguiere, Mr. Allen Hale, Mr. Tommy Harvey and Ms. Connie Brennan PUBLIC COMMENT: MS. ROSE MUHLER, President, Rockfish Valley Senior Group, said that the problem with RVSG is two individuals with personal issues. She said that RVSG is doing well and […]

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