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Tag: "Earl Hamner"

Actor Richard Thomas Presents Lifetime Achievement Award To Nelson's Earl Hamner

Actor Richard Thomas Presents Lifetime Achievement Award To Nelson’s Earl Hamner

[ 1 ] October 16, 2011

Richmond, Virginia By Woody Greenberg The 14th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration honored Earl Hamner with its Literary Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday, Oct. 15 held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. The event was hosted by noted Virginia author Adriana Trigiani, who said she grew up in Big Stone Gap with six […]

Nelson Native Earl Hamner Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Nelson Native Earl Hamner Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

[ 0 ] October 15, 2011

Richmond, Virginia A little over 88 years ago, Earl Hamner of Nelson County was born in Schuyler. Since then the man has accomplished a lifetime of work seen all over the world. Saturday October 15th, Earl will received a Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia for his work. Hamner grew up in […]

Earl Hamner Talks Nelson On The Radio : This Friday July 29th

Earl Hamner Talks Nelson On The Radio : This Friday July 29th

[ 1 ] July 28, 2011

Nelson County, VA Memphis, TN Studio City, CA Nelson County’s own Earl Hamner, and founder of The Waltons will be on KWAM 990 radio in Memphis, TN this Friday afternoon just after 4PM eastern time. Earl will be appearing with NCL Publisher, Tommy Stafford. Tommy was on air in the Memphis TV market back in […]

Happy Birthday : Nelson's Earl Hamner : 88 Today!

Happy Birthday : Nelson’s Earl Hamner : 88 Today!

[ 2 ] July 10, 2011

Studio City, California Today marks 88 years that Nelson’s native son, Earl Hamner has been on this earth. Ironically it’s the wedding anniversary of Tommy & Yvette Stafford too! A great day! Earl Hamner, Jr. was born on July 10, 1923 in Schuyler, Virginia. Earl is best known for creating the long running series, The […]

Mary McDonough (Erin Walton) Visits Nelson

Mary McDonough (Erin Walton) Visits Nelson

[ 2 ] May 16, 2011

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia Fans from near and far descended on Schuyler this past weekend to get a chance to meet Mary McDonough who played Erin Walton in the long running CBS television series, The Waltons. “I’ll always be a Walton,” said the former child star who is still a prominent actress and now a […]

Erin Walton Comes Home To Nelson County This Weekend

Erin Walton Comes Home To Nelson County This Weekend

[ 0 ] May 10, 2011

Schuyler Nelson County, Virginia By Jennie T. Williams Many Nelsonians (and, to be fair, many Americans) of a certain age (and, to be inclusive, of pretty much all ages) grew up learning important life lessons from watching The Waltons on television. Mary McDonough grew up learning those same important life lessons from being a Walton […]

Earl Hamner & The Waltons Cast - Special TV Reunion October 18th : 10.4.10

Earl Hamner & The Waltons Cast – Special TV Reunion October 18th : 10.4.10

[ 9 ] October 4, 2010

Los Angeles, California For roughly two years fans of The Waltons have not been able to view the highly popular series in reruns. The long running CBS television series was created by Nelson County, Virginia native, Earl Hamner, Jr. who was born and raised in Schuyler. The show was loosely based on his childhood in […]

We're 5 Today! : 4.1.10

We’re 5 Today! : 4.1.10

[ 4 ] April 1, 2010

Nelson County, Virginia Five years ago today our first issue hit the stands here in Nelson County and the surrounding area. How things have changed in those 60 months! But one thing has remained the same, our love for Nelson County, and our gratitude to you our readers for the huge support over the past […]

The Story That Inspired The Waltons : Hamner's Homecoming Starts Tonight : 11.19.09

The Story That Inspired The Waltons : Hamner’s Homecoming Starts Tonight : 11.19.09

[ 0 ] November 19, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia The return, after three years, of the beloved family Christmas story, The Homecoming, by Earl Hamner. The Homecoming is the heart-warming story of a family waiting for the magic of Christmas Eve to arrive – not Santa, but Daddy – told from the perspective of the adult Clay-Boy as he remembers […]

John Boy Comes Home : Hamner At The Hamner Thursday Night : 11.6.09

John Boy Comes Home : Hamner At The Hamner Thursday Night : 11.6.09

[ 0 ] November 6, 2009

Afton Nelson County, Virginia Earl Hamner, Jr. best known as the creator of The Waltons television series on CBS returned home last night to his native Nelson County. Hamner was born on July 10, 1923 in Schuyler, Virginia. Earl turned 86 this past July. The Waltons was based loosely on his childhood experiences growing up […]

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