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VDOT Traffic Counts Begin in Nelson County

March 16, 2018

The Traffic Group, Inc. has been contracted by VDOT’s Central Office to conduct traffic counts in your area. The traffic information to be collected by these counts is very important for management of the road network and required reporting of traffic

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Route 634 Road Closure Begins March 26,2018

March 15, 2018

The Virginia Department of Transportation has planned a road closure for the pipe replacement on Rte. 634 in Nelson County. Rte. 634 will be closed to thru traffic beginning on March 26, 2018 and remain closed for approximately three(3) weeks.

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Department of Forestry Fall Foliage Report-October 21

October 20, 2017

Report for the weekend of October 21. Virginia in the fall is always beautiful, but in some years, that beauty is more subdued.  Late summer drought this year has taken its toll on the forests, resulting in duller yellows, less

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Nelson County to Host Town Hall with Fire and EMS Study Team

October 9, 2017

There will be a town hall meeting for residents of Nelson County, VA on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the County Courthouse in Lovingston. The open forum will begin at 7:00 pm in the general district courtroom. Nelson County Board of Supervisors

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Virginia Fall Foliage Report October 6, 2017

Report for the weekend of October 7. As we move into October, mostly-green trees are glowing with yellow undertones or blushing with pink ones.  Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, occasional flashes of deep red can be seen.  Total color change

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Notice of Judicial Sale for Delinquent Taxes – October 27, 2017

September 19, 2017

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE FOR DELINQUENT TAXES               Pursuant to Decrees entered in the Circuit Court of Nelson County, Virginia, the undersigned J. Thompson Shrader, Special Commissioner of said Court, will offer for sale pursuant to Section 58.1-3965 et

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Changes in Route 29 Traffic Pattern, Congestion Possible August 23-28

August 14, 2017

Changes in traffic pattern, congestion possible during Nelson County event    PUBLIC INFO PLAN LYNCHBURG, Va. – Motorists should be alert to possible changes in traffic pattern and congestion when the Lockn’ Music Festival returns to Nelson County later this month.

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Virginia Sales Tax Holiday – August 4-6, 2017

August 3, 2017

When is it? August 4-6, 2017. The 3-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 am and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 pm. What is it? During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school

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Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Supply Header Project

July 21, 2017

On 7/21/2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington D.C., issued this document:     Docket(s):                           CP15-554-001 CP15-555-000 CP15-556-000 Lead Applicant: Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC Filing Type:         Formal Notice Description:        Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental

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Delays Possible During Route 6 Work in Nelson County

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Milling and paving will take place on Route 6, Thomas Nelson Highway in Nelson County from Monday, July 24 through Friday, August 4, weather permitting. The work will begin at the Route 6 intersection with Route 29

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Free Veterans Benefits Legal Clinic to be held at UVA School of Law

July 5, 2017

Continuing a commitment to help Veterans obtain the disability benefits to which they are entitled, attorneys with the Veterans Benefit Group of Goodman Allen Donnelly will host another free legal clinic for Veterans in Central Virginia on Monday, July 17,

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e-VA or SWaM Expedited Certification Approval Workshop

May 25, 2017

Could your business be selling to the state? If you are not yet registered with e-VA or SWaM certified, please consider taking part in one of the May 31 sessions being held to fast-track a number of real certifications as a

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Tourism Revenue Reached $24 Billion in 2016

May 8, 2017

 ~ Statewide data shows 3.3% revenue increase compared to 2015, outpacing national growth rate of 2.7% ~  RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s tourism revenue reached $24 billion in 2016, a 3.3 percent increase over 2015, outpacing

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Crozet Tunnel Tours Announced

March 9, 2017

The Blue Ridge Tunnel Foundation has partnered with some of the area’s best wineries, cideries and breweries to offer the first ever Hops & Headlamps tour on April 1 & 2. Comfortable shuttles will whisk you and your guests from

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Updates from the Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission

March 8, 2017

“The world must be made safe for democracy.” On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany. Wilson had kept the United States out of the conflict

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Orders Calling For Primary Elections June 2017

March 2, 2017

Click here to download the Orders Calling for Primary Elections in June 2017

Accelerated Tax Refund Program Discontinued

January 24, 2017

Virginia Department of Taxation Post Office Box 1115 Richmond, Virginia 23218 804-367-8031 (Individual) 804-367-8037 (Business) Effective December 1, 2016, the accelerated refund program will be discontinued. Commissioner Burns announced this at the September 26 annual meeting and a GovDelivery announcement

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Nelson County Route 29 Economic Development Survey Deployed

January 4, 2017

The Nelson County Route 29 Economic Development Study is a collaborative effort between Nelson County, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, Central Virginia Economic Development Partnership and 310 Ltd. The study will focus its efforts along the 21-mile span of

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County of Nelson Holiday Closing Schedule

December 27, 2016

Nelson County departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Collection Sites will be closed on the flowing days in observance of the New Year’s holiday: Nelson County offices will observe the following holiday schedule: January 2,

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Reaches Goal to Protect 1,000 Natural and Historic Treasures

December 16, 2016

~ Initiative celebrates significant ecological, cultural and recreational lands ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth has reached its goal protecting 1,000 Virginia Treasures for the enjoyment of generations of Virginians and visitors to come. The

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Yuletide Traditions at Santa’s Cabin in Lovingston-December 18

December 13, 2016

Notice of County Wide Burn Ban – November 21, 2016

December 7, 2016

November 21, 2016 Because of the dangerously dry conditions throughout the county, Nelson County has declared a Local Emergency and implemented a ban on all open air outdoor burning pursuant to §44-146.21 of the Code of Virginia. Open air outdoor

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Appalachian Power Awards $155,000 to Fund Economic Development

December 1, 2016

ROANOKE, Va., November 23, 2016 – Projects in several Virginia and West Virginia counties and cities have been selected to share $155,000 in economic development grants from Appalachian Power. The awards announced this week are part of Appalachian Power’s efforts

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November 25,2016 11:00 am Eades Lane Fire Update

November 25, 2016

After a long Thanksgiving Day of placing new fire lines and protecting homes and structures. We are very happy to report that all fire lines are in place and the back burn operations were completed by the Virginia Department of

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November 23, 2016 11 am Eades Lane Fire Update

November 23, 2016

At this time approximately 1,050 acres have burned due to the fire. VDOF has all of their fire lines in place and they have spent the morning doing strategic back-burns. They will continue to do several more back-burns as the

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11/22/2016 3:30 p.m.Eades Lane Fire Update

November 22, 2016

The current situation on Eades Mountain is still 20% containment, with fire lines going in fairly well. The estimated acreage at this time is 650. In approximately 20-30 minutes VDOF will be doing a burnout which will create an increase

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Eades Mountain Fire Update – November 22, 2016

The fire is currently 450 acres and 20% contained. The fire advanced up Peebles Mountain overnight, and crews are working to establish the line up and over that area this morning. Peebles Mountain is directly visible from the town of

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County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing

November 16, 2016

Nelson County departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Collection Sites will be closed on the following days in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday: Nelson County offices will observe the following holiday schedule: November 23, 2016

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Nelson County Participates with WWII 75th Anniversary Commemoration to Pay Tribute to Veterans

November 11, 2016

Special Tribute Program Planned For December 8 LOVINGSTON, VA – Nelson County will take part in a statewide simulcast of the tribute to World War II veterans that will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the University of

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VDOT-Proposed Improvements on Main Street in Lovingston

October 31, 2016

final-1001-willing3col Route 1001 (Main Street) Lovingston, Nelson County Willingness to Hold a Public Meeting Find out about proposed improvements to Route 1001, Main Street in Lovingston, Nelson County. The purpose of the proposed project is to construct sidewalk from 0.10

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Governor McAuliffe Statement on Ruling Extending Voting Registration

October 20, 2016

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2016 Office of the Governor Contact: Brian Coy Email: Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov Governor McAuliffe Statement on Ruling Extending Voting Registration RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement

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Health Department Closed October 21 for Staff Training

October 12, 2016

On October 21, the Health Department is hosting a staff day to provide training and education. There will be a sign on the Health Department door with this information on the 21st as well as prior to the day to alert the public.  If there

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JABA Insurance Counseling Goes Mobile! Offering FREE Medicare Insurance Counseling

October 5, 2016

Last year, JABA Insurance Counselors helped 1,150 people save nearly $500,000 on healthcare costs. And we’ll be at it again during this year’s Medicare Open Enrollment period, October 15 to December 7. Only this year, in addition to taking appointments

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FREE Flu Shots

September 21, 2016

For everyone, ages 3 years and up Tuesday, September 27th from 4:30 – 7:30pm Nelson County Middle School 6925 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington VA 22949 For more information call (434) 263-8315 Nelson County Flu Shots

Tribute to World War II Veterans

September 20, 2016

From the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission Tribute to WWII veterans:  Please be reminded that registration is OPEN for the Commission’s first major event, Dawn of Infamy: America Goes to War, a tribute to World War

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Voter Registration Notice for Nelson County, Virginia

The Nelson County Voter Registration and Elections Office will be offering Voter Registration and Election information on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Rockfish Valley Community Center located at 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton,

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Local Genealogist Research Survey

Are you interested in learning how to do genealogy research? Deborah Harvey, a genealogist and Nelson County Historical Society member, requests that you take the short survey with the link below, so that she can get some direction as to

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Medicare Open Enrollment

September 16, 2016

medicare-open-enrollment October 15th -December 7th JABA Insurance Counseling will be at: Nelson Community Senior Center: Oct 25th-Nov 29th Blue Ridge Medical Center: Nov 2nd Rockfish Valley Community Center: Nov 15th Please see link above for more details.

County Holiday Closing

August 29, 2016

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September

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Traffic Patterns During Lockn’ Festival August 24-26, 2016

August 19, 2016

The Lockn’ Festival returns for its fourth year in 2016, from August 24 – 28th, to the Nelson County Preserve and Oak Ridge Estate in Arrington. Download the Traffic Patterns Map: Lockn’ Festival August 24-26, 2016 We are expecting close

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Route 635 Will Close for Pipe Replacement September 12

August 18, 2016

635 WILL CLOSE FOR PIPE REPLACEMENT SEPT. 12 Motorists will be detoured during closure LYNCHBURG —Route 635 (Greenfield Road) over a branch of Perry Creek in Nelson County will be closed beginning Sept. 12, while a VDOT crew replaces pipe.

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Virginia Trees for Clean Water 2016

August 12, 2016

Dear Friends of Trees and Clean Water, Through funds from the USFS Chesapeake Watershed Forestry Program, and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, VDOF has developed a Virginia Trees for Clean Water program which is designed to improve water quality

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Writs for Special Elections for Nelson County Circuit Court Clerk and Commonweath’s Attorney

July 20, 2016

Writ of Special Election for Circuit Court Clerk Writ of Special Election for Commonwealth’s Attorney

Rockfish Valley Area Plan Update

July 13, 2016

The Rockfish Valley Area Plan (RVAP) webpage has just been updated to incorporate all the materials presented during the open house meeting at the end of the last month. The RVAP webpage now includes all of the ten “plan topic” posters

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Board of Supervisors Meeting – Afternoon Session ONLY at 2pm – NO Evening Session at 7pm

July 7, 2016

July 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors are held in the General District Courtroom located in the Nelson County Courthouse in Lovingston, VA. on the second Tuesday of each month; Afternoon Session

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Nelson County Holiday Closing

June 27, 2016

Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday,

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Nelson County 2016 Tire Amnesty Day

June 21, 2016

Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 10, Solid Waste, of the Code of the County of Nelson, VA, Nelson County will provide an opportunity for free disposal of household generated tires.  Participation in the Tire Amnesty Program is limited to

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Staff Members from Robert Hurt’s Office to Hold Local Office Hours in Nelson County

June 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Staff members from Congressman Robert Hurt’s (R-Virginia) office will hold Local Office Hours in Nelson County on Friday, June 17 to meet with constituents who need assistance with federal agencies. Friday, June 17, 2016 1:00 p.m. –

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Community Partners Work Together to Assess Community Health – A 3 Question Survey

June 7, 2016

For More Information Contact: Elizabeth Beasley, Thomas Jefferson Health District PIO, (434) 972-6232 COMMUNITY PARTNERS WORK TOGETHER TO ASSESS COMMUNITY HEALTH Link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/healthy-safe-together (Charlottesville, VA) — The MAPP 2 Health Leadership Council, consisting of nearly 60 agencies,

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Virginia Department of Transportation Guide for Land Developers Is Available

June 6, 2016

At the VDOT Statewide Forum “Coordinating Transportation and Land Use,” the new VDOT web page for Land Developers was unveiled. It contains a comprehensive list of connections for reference material on every subject from access management and design guides to plan

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