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Nelson County Business Recycling Survey

November 12, 2019

Nelson County businesses are encouraged to complete a survey about recycling in order to better assess the need for recycling services for County businesses. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nelsonrecycling Download the survey as a worksheet for ease in online submission: Nelson Recycling Worksheet

DMV coming to Amherst Town Hall – November 15th

November 7, 2019

Can’t get to the DMV? DMV is coming to YOU! DMV Connect will be set up inside the council chambers at Amherst Town Hall on Friday, November 15th from 10 am – 3 pm. Please see the attached flyer: DMV

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Notice of Judicial Sale for Delinquent Taxes – December 12, 2019

November 5, 2019

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

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Governor Northam Announces New Wine Production Facility Locating in Nelson County

October 28, 2019

Virginia Sparkling Company to partner with Commonwealth’s wineries to produce Champagne-style wines RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia Sparkling Company will invest $590,000 and create six new jobs to establish a new sparkling wine production facility in Nelson County.

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Appalachian Power Schedules Open Houses for Power Grid Upgrades in Central Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APPALACHIAN POWER SCHEDULES OPEN HOUSES FOR POWER GRID UPGRADES IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 25, 2019 – Appalachian Power representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in Central Virginia. The project includes several

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Vote for Your Favorite Nelson Business – Best of the Blue Ridge 2020

October 24, 2019

VOTE for your favorite Nelson Business! https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/best-of-the-blue-ridge-2020

November 14, 2019, 2-4pm: Virginia Career Works Nelson County Job Fair at the Community Center

Virginia Career Works Nelson County Job Fair November 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nelson Center, Lovingston, 22980 Are you looking for new job opportunities in Nelson County? Come to the Virginia Career Works Nelson County Job Fair at the Community

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Local Burn Ban Cancelled – October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

Public Notice Nelson County Board of Supervisors Local Burn Ban Rescinded The local burn ban approved by the Nelson County Board of Supervisors on October 8, 2019 has been rescinded through communication received from a majority of the membership of

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Nelson County Broadband Authority-Rescheduled Meeting

Nelson County Broadband Authority Rescheduling of November 2019 Regular Meeting Due to a conflict with the Virginia Association of Counties annual conference, the Nelson County Broadband Authority meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 14, 2019. The meeting will convene

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Governor Northam Announces Start of Fall Wildfire Season in Virginia

October 15, 2019

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 15, 2019 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Department of Forestry Contact: Michelle Stoll Email: Michelle.Stoll@dof.virginia.gov Governor Northam Announces Start of Fall

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

October 11, 2019

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing  Nelson County courts, departments and offices, will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, October

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Nelson County Burn Ban Effective Immediately

October 9, 2019

On October 8, 2019, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors enacted an emergency ordinance, placing a local burn ban into effect immediately.  Please visit the link below to view the notice.  For further information, please contact:  Russell Gibson, Emergency Services

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Best of the Blue Ridge -Vote Nelson

October 8, 2019

What’s the best bike shop in the Blue Ridge? Who are the top raft guides and most inspiring thru-hikers? Where is the most Instagrammable overlook? What are the toughest races in the region? And where can you get the best

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Job Search Help Available at The Nelson Library in Lovingston

October 2, 2019

Looking for a new job? We can help! 2:30-4pm 2nd and 3rd Fridays each month at Nelson Library 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway Lovingston Resource Room Specialist, Christy Morris, from our Charlottesville office, will be on hand to help you with

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Traffic Information – Overland Expo-East – October 11-13, 2019

October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019 The world’s premier overland & adventure travel event comes to Infinity Downs, October 11-13. Overland Expo is the world’s most unique event series for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts. Overland Expo offers hundreds of session-hours of classes for

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Nelson County Habitat for Humanity Announces Merger

September 19, 2019

For immediate release- Sam Rabon, 434-394-3001 ext. 200, sam@farmvillehabitat.org Nelson County Habitat for Humanity Announces Merger Over the past 25 years, the Nelson County Habitat for Humanity has built homes with 26 local families, helping them realize affordable homeownership. This

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2019 MAPP2Health Report is now available!

September 16, 2019

The 2019 MAPP2Health Report is now available! You can download your copy here. This report builds on the work of the 2016 MAPP process and focuses on health equity across the district-wide priorities identified in earlier MAPP reports to promote healthy

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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days

Fall 2019 – Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held 9am-2pm on: Friday, September 27, 2019 HHW 9am-2pm Saturday, September 28, 2019 HHW 9am-2pm HHW collections are free only to residents of

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Fall Foliage Information

September 13, 2019

Fall Foliage Information By Phone Fall Foliage Report – 1.800.424.LOVE (begins around September 23 each year) Skyline Drive/Shenandoah National Park – 540.999.3500 (press “6”) Blue Ridge Parkway (between Waynesboro and the North Carolina border) – 828.298.0398 (press “3”) Online Fall

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Housing Community Engagement Meeting-September 18th

September 10, 2019

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) has planned a Community Engagement meeting for September 18th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Nelson Community Development Foundation’s location. The Nelson Community Development Foundation is located in the Nelson Center at

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Notice of Holiday Closing

August 23, 2019

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September

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DMV coming to Amherst Town Hall – September 20th

August 20, 2019

Can’t get to the DMV? DMV is coming to YOU! DMV Connect will be set up inside the council chambers at Amherst Town Hall on Friday, September 20th from 10 am – 3 pm. Please see the attached flyer: DMV

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The Roseland Voting Precinct Has Been Moved

The Board of Supervisors has moved the location of the Roseland Voting Precinct. The new location will be as follows: West District ROSELAND PRECINCT Massies Mill Ruritan Club | 5439 Patrick Henry Hwy.

2019 LOCKN’ Festival Transportation Information

August 13, 2019

The Lockn’ Festival returns to Nelson County for its seventh year in 2019, from August 22-25, to Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington. FACTS & FIGURES: Ticket Purchasers – 68% are from Out-of-State, including patrons from all 50 states and international

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ONLINE Class on Tuesday, August 20th: How to Start Your Own Business

July 31, 2019

How To Start Your Own Business – ONLINE Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Thinking about starting a small business?   Have you already started and realize you may have missed a few things?   This workshop is for you!   We

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Nine Historic Sites Added to the Virginia Landmarks Register- Including Norwood-Wingina Rural Historic District

June 21, 2019

Nine Historic Sites Added to the Virginia Landmarks Register —New VLR listings are in the counties of Clarke, Isle of Wight (2), King and Queen, Nelson, Westmoreland, and Wise; and the cites of Roanoke and Suffolk— —Previously listed Third Street

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

June 20, 2019

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing  Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019, in observance of Independence Day, and will reopen for regular hours of operation

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Wintergreen Siren Test-June 26, 2019

June 19, 2019

PRESS RELEASE   June 19, 2019   The Wintergreen community will be testing a mass-notification siren system on June 26, 2019. Beginning at approximately 10:30AM, testing will be conducted at three proposed sites. Devils Knob, Laurel Springs, and Stoney Creek

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Available Now: Pick-Your-Own Black Raspberries!

June 12, 2019

Dickie Bros Orchard: Available now… PYO Black Raspberries. Dickie Bros Orchard is open this week Monday – Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 12pm-4pm. USDA inspected, farm-raised beef is available as well. Blackberries will be available in early July, and peaches

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Nelson County Board of Supervisors Designates July as Park and Recreation Month

 Designation of July as Park and Recreation Month June 12, 2019 WHEREAS parks and recreation programs are an integral part of communities throughout this country, including Nelson County, Virginia; and WHEREAS our parks and recreation are vitally important to establishing

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Peaches, Cherries, & Berries Are In!

June 7, 2019

It’s time for peaches, cherries, and berries in June! Critzer Family Farm- PYO strawberries, blackberries. Peaches coming soon! Call for information about available produce. 540-241-3305 Dickie Bros Orchard- Open June 8th & 9th for PYO Raspberries. Drumhellers Orchard- Market opens

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Advertisement for Sealed Bids – Blue Ridge Tunnel Phase 3

Advertisement for Sealed Bids IFB # 2019-NCBRTPH3 Blue Ridge (Crozet) Tunnel Rehabilitation & Trail Project – Phase 3 Nelson County, Virginia Sealed Bids in duplicate on the referenced project will be received in the office of the Nelson County Administrator,

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Information about the Norwood-Wingina Rural Historic District

June 6, 2019

The next quarterly meeting of the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board will convene on June 20, at 9:00 a.m. at the Florence Elston Inn and Conference Center (Rooms A&B), Sweet Briar College, 450 Sweet Briar

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Shenandoah National Park Fee Free Day June 15, 2019

Shenandoah National Park Announces a Fee Free Day on June 15, 2019 in Honor of Park Neighbor Day Luray, VA – Shenandoah National Park will waive entrance fees for all park visitors on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in honor of

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

May 21, 2019

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on, Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

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Economic Development Authority Special Meeting on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

May 17, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING DATE: May 23, 2019 ACTIVITY: Nelson County Economic Development Authority Special Meeting PURPOSE: Review of Agreement related to the transfer of assets from the Nelson County Broadband Authority to the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative In

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Triple D Day – Document Destruction Day June 15th

May 6, 2019

TRIPLE D DAY (Document Destruction Day) – Saturday June 15, 2019 at Nelson County High School parking lot. Bring all your documents, important papers and old files that you want shredded and watch it happen before your very eyes.

Strawberries are In!

April 29, 2019

It’s Strawberry Season again! Critzer Family Farm and Seaman’s Orchard both are open now for PYO Strawberries. Critzer Family Farm – 9388 Critzer Shop Road, Afton 540-241-3305 https://www.facebook.com/critzer.familyfarm   Seamans’ Orchard – 415 Dark Hollow Road, Roseland 434-277-8130 https://www.facebook.com/Seamans-Orchard Monday

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Public Hearing for Norwood-Wingina Rural Historic District

April 25, 2019

A public hearing for the proposed Norwood-Wingina Rural Historic District will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Nelson County Courthouse Conference Room (4th floor). 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, Virginia 22949 For more information, contact

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Saturday April 27th

April 24, 2019

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Events will be held across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.  In Nelson County – return your unwanted prescription drugs to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County Court House Building – 84 Court House

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2019 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest

April 15, 2019

Greetings from Scenic Virginia! We’ve just kicked off our 2019 Virginia Vistas Photo Contest, and we’re hoping you can help us spread the word so that we can receive some gorgeous photo entries from your area. The link to our

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Now Hiring for 2020 Census

March 26, 2019

2020 Census Job Ad Office and In-field positions now available – details at: www.2020census.gov/jobs

Nelson County Notice of Judicial Sale for Delinquent Taxes – May 2019

March 19, 2019

Nelson County Notice of Judicial Sale for Delinquent Taxes – May 2019 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

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Continued Board of Supervisors Meeting – Budget Work Session on March 21st

March 15, 2019

The Continued Board of Supervisors meeting will be held at 9:30am in the Bridge Room of the Courthouse in Lovingston. The purpose of the continued meeting is primarily the conduct of a FY20 budget work session and any other business

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Continued Board of Supervisors Meeting – Budget Work Session at 5PM

March 13, 2019

The Continued Board of Supervisors meeting will be held at 5:00 pm in the Bridge Room of the Courthouse in Lovingston. The purpose of the continued meeting is primarily the conduct of a FY20 budget work session and any other

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Virginia’s National Park Week Begins April 20th

March 12, 2019

For over 100 years, the National Park Service has been preserving our national parks and ensuring they can be experienced by generations to come. Virginia is home to over 20 national parks showcasing the natural beauty of the Commonwealth and

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Advertisement for Sealed Bids – Nelson Memorial Library

March 8, 2019

ADVERTISEMENT FOR SEALED BIDS IFB #2019-NC-NML Nelson Memorial Library – Additions and Alterations Nelson County, Virginia Sealed Bids on the referenced project will be received in the office of the Nelson County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston,

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

February 8, 2019

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents Day and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

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Emergency Preparedness, Communication and Response Talk – Dr. Gary W. Strong

February 6, 2019

The Rotary Club will be hosting Dr. Gary Strong who will be addressing “Emergency Preparedness, Communication, and Response” on February 21, 2019.The Rotary Club meets in The Nelson Center, 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway. Lovingston, VA 22949. Meeting will start at

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Now Hiring for 2020 Census

February 4, 2019

2020 Census Job Ad Office and In-field positions now available – details at: www.2020census.gov/jobs

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