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Amherst : Mount Pleasant Fire Update : 90% Contained - 11/28/16 (10 AM)

Amherst : Mount Pleasant Fire Update : 90% Contained – 11/28/16 (10 AM)

[ 0 ] November 28, 2016

Mount Pleasant Scenic Area Thrasher’s Creek Community Amherst County, Virginia The battle against a wildfire in Amherst County that’s been ongoing for over a week now, continues. But firefighters have made tremendous progress on the fire, and with approaching rains Tuesday and Wednesday, it should help put the fire out, hopefully for good. Below the […]

Amherst Wildfire Update : 11,000 Acres Now Consumed - 45% Contained - (11.25.16 - 10:00 PM)

Amherst Wildfire Update : 11,000 Acres Now Consumed – 45% Contained – (11.25.16 – 10:00 PM)

[ 1 ] November 25, 2016

Mount Pleasant Scenic Area Thrasher’s Creek Community Amherst County, Virginia Late Friday night updates now put the affected area at 11,000 acres. Much of the increase was due to controlled burns performed by the USFS to help manage the fire.  Additional details midmorning Saturday.  #AMHERST–#Wildfire has now consumed just over 8500acres. #mtpleasant #thrasherscreek pic.twitter.com/uDVrBTtmxa — […]

Amherst : Mount Pleasant Wildfire Update : Has Grown To 6485 Acres

Amherst : Mount Pleasant Wildfire Update : Has Grown To 6485 Acres

[ 0 ] November 24, 2016

Mount Pleasant / Thrasher’s Creek Community Amherst County, Virginia Our special thanks to Debbie Wilson of Lukay Photography in Piney River, Virginia for sharing her amazing images of the fire and the battel to control it. The battle against a wildfire that’s now consumed over 6400 acres continues on this Thanksgiving Day in Amherst County, […]

AMHERST WILDFIRE UPDATE : Now Just Under 3000 Acres : O% Contained : Updated 4:12 PM (Photos)

AMHERST WILDFIRE UPDATE : Now Just Under 3000 Acres : O% Contained : Updated 4:12 PM (Photos)

[ 0 ] November 22, 2016

Mt. Pleasant Amherst County, Virginia BRL first broke the story of the Amherst wildfire over the weekend in this story. Information released early Tuesday morning on November 22, 2016 reveals the wildfire on Mt. Pleasant in Amherst County has consumed 2700 acres so far. Additional Update at 11:20 AM to include community meeting Tuesday night. […]

Amherst : Crews Continue Battling Wildfire Against Brisk Winds : Updated : 12 Noon - 11.21.16 with US Forest Service Info

Amherst : Crews Continue Battling Wildfire Against Brisk Winds : Updated : 12 Noon – 11.21.16 with US Forest Service Info

[ 1 ] November 20, 2016

Near Thrasher’s Lake Amherst County, Virginia Updated 12 noon – November 21, 2016  Information from US Forest Service in Roanoke regarding Mt Pleasant fire in Amherst: Via US Forest Service regarding Amherst wildfire: Wildfire Burning in Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area Natural Bridge, Va. – 11/21/2016 – The USDA Forest Service is working with the […]

Tuesday Morning Traffic Accidents Claims Lives In Two Different Counties

Tuesday Morning Traffic Accidents Claims Lives In Two Different Counties

[ 0 ] October 11, 2016

Amherst County / Augusta County VA Releases below via VSP: VSP Investigating Fatal Crash in Amherst County Virginia State Police Trooper P.M. Bourque is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Amherst County. The crash occurred at 7:30 a.m., on Route 151 near Turkey Mountain Road. A 2004 Honda Civic was pulling forward from a private […]

AMHERST COUNTY: ROUTE 151 BLOCKED DUE TO CRASH : Updated : Road Now Open As of 9:28 AM

AMHERST COUNTY: ROUTE 151 BLOCKED DUE TO CRASH : Updated : Road Now Open As of 9:28 AM

[ 0 ] October 11, 2016

Via VDOT: Route 151 now open. https://t.co/8WaEFAy6lL — VDOT Lynchburg (@VaDOTLynchburg) October 11, 2016 LYNCHBURG / AMHERST — A crash on Route 151 at Route 610, Turkey Mountain Road in Amherst County has blocked the roadway. Motorists should seek alternate routes at this time.

Amherst : Lowesville : Harvesting The Hops!

Amherst : Lowesville : Harvesting The Hops!

[ 0 ] August 3, 2016

Lowesville Amherst County, Virginia This time of the year you begin seeing hop picking everywhere. The latest to join the movement are the folks over at Misty Mill Hops in Lowesville. This past weekend their held their first Hops Picking. The Misty Mill website says: Misty Mill Hops is located at historic Rockmill Farm in […]

EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 501 NEAR ROCKBRIDGE/AMERST LINE

EXPECT DELAYS ON ROUTE 501 NEAR ROCKBRIDGE/AMERST LINE

[ 0 ] September 25, 2015

LYNCHBURG – An incident involving an overturned tractor-trailer on Route 501 in the vicinity of the Rockbridge/Amherst line may create delays for motorists in the area. Route 501 is currently blocked and traffic is being detoured via Routes 635 and 60. The road is expected to be closed for several hours. For updates on this […]

Amherst: Winton Country Club to host family-friendly Colonial Games Night on June 26

Amherst: Winton Country Club to host family-friendly Colonial Games Night on June 26

[ 0 ] June 9, 2015

Amherst, Virginia On Friday, June 26 from 6 – 9 p.m., Winton Country Club will host Colonial Games Night, sponsored by Amherst County Recreation and Parks and the Amherst County Museum and Historical Society. One of the final stops on the Jefferson’s Virginia Summer Festival tour, this family-friendly event will feature a large selection of […]

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