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News & Updates Archives

VDOT Updates 11/27/17 – 12/1/17

November 21, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 653 over Bob’s Creek (650 -655) – Road closed 10/30-12/8 for bridge superstructure replacement. Detour via 655, 722, 647, 56 and 650.   District-wide activities:  Bridge maintenance – Crews will perform maintenance on bridges. Guardrail maintenance –

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VDOT Updates 11/20/17 – 11/24/17

November 14, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 653 over Bob’s Creek (650 -655) – Road closed 10/30-12/8 for bridge superstructure replacement. Detour via 655, 722, 647, 56 and 650.   District-wide activities:  Bridge maintenance – Crews will perform maintenance on bridges. Guardrail maintenance –

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VDOT Updates 11/13/17 – 11/17/17

November 7, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 653 over Bob’s Creek (650 -655) – Road closed 10/30-12/8 for bridge superstructure replacement. Detour via 655, 722, 647, 56 and 650.   District-wide activities:  Bridge maintenance – Crews will perform maintenance on bridges. Guardrail maintenance –

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VDOT Updates 11/6/17 – 11/10/17

November 1, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 151 (664-6) – Milling and paving, 8 pm – 6 am, Sept. 17 – early November. Route 653 over Bob’s Creek (650 -655) – Road closed 10/30-12/8 for bridge superstructure replacement. Detour via 655, 722, 647, 56

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Cancellation of Broadband Authority Meeting November 14, 2017

October 30, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE Nelson County Broadband Authority Cancellation of November 14, 2017 Meeting  The Nelson County Broadband Authority herewith gives notice of the cancellation of the Authority’s regular meeting scheduled to be conducted on November 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. in

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VDOT Updates 10/30/17 – 11/3/17

October 24, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 151 (664-6) – Milling and paving, 8 pm – 6 am, Sept. 17 – early October. Route 653 over Bob’s Creek (650 -655) – Road closed 10/30-12/8 for bridge superstructure replacement. Detour via 655, 722, 647, 56

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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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VDOT Updates 10/23/17 – 10/27/17

October 17, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 151 (664-6) – Milling and paving, 8 pm – 6 am, Sept. 17 – early October. Route 653 over Bob’s Creek (650 -655) – Road closed 10/30-12/8 for bridge superstructure replacement. Detour via 655, 722, 647, 56

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Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program (Formerly Wounded Warriors)

October 12, 2017

VISIT WEBLINK All services are CONFIDENTIAL and FREE to ALL National Guard, Reservists, Veterans, and the families of all three, regardless of discharge status. CONTACT PERSON Rochelle Clark-Alexander, BBA Veteran Resource Specialist (Central Region) Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program 540-684-7822, Cell

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October 2017 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 11, 2017

Board of Supervisors proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month: RESOLUTION R2017-52 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH  WHEREAS, the problems of domestic violence are not confined to any group or groups of people but

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Board of Supervisors Meeting Changed to Thursday, November 16, 2017

On October 10, 2017, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors adopted the following resolution moving the regular November Board meeting from Tuesday, November 14th to Thursday November 16th. RESOLUTION R2017-53 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RESCHEDULING OF NOVEMBER 2017 REGULAR

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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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VDOT Updates 10/9/17 – 10/13/17

October 6, 2017

  Nelson County:   Route 56 – Crew will maintain/repair pavement markings. Route 151 (664-6) – Milling and paving, 8 pm – 6 am, Sept. 17 – early October. Route 633 over Branch Taylor Creek (635 – 692)  – Road closed

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VDOT Updates 10/2/17 – 10/6/17

September 26, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 151 (664-6) – Milling and paving, 8 pm – 6 am, Sept. 17 – early October. Route 151/6 & 638 int. – Intersections improvements. Traffic control devices and flaggers will direct traffic. Work zone in operation from

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October is Virginia Wine Month

Dear Virginia Wine Lovers, Fall is here, and with that comes the best time of the year – October Virginia Wine Month! We’d like to invite every Virginia Wine lover to visit a beautiful Virginia winery, sip a glass of our world-class

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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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It’s Apple Season in Nelson County!

September 18, 2017

Whether it’s Pick Your Own, or fresh-picked Apples, your local Nelson County orchard is sure to have one of your favorites!  Plus fresh farm-grown produce, apple cider and pumpkins!   ORCHARD & FALL HARVEST UPDATE   Critzer Family Farm Open

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VDOT Updates 8/21/17 – 8/25/17

August 16, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 29 South near Nelson/Albemarle line- Travel lane closed; passing lane narrowed to 11’ for slope repair. Route 151 & 635, Route 6 & 638 int. – Intersections improvements. Traffic control devices and flaggers will direct traffic. Work

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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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VDOT Updates 8/14/17 – 8/18/17

August 8, 2017

August 14-18, 2017   Nelson County:   Routes 56, 60, & 151 – Crews will retrace line markings. Route 29 South near Nelson/Albemarle line- Travel lane closed; passing lane narrowed to 11’ for slope repair. Route 151 & 635, Route 6

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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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Nelson Co. Hazardous Waste Disposal – Ivy Materials Utilization Center September 29-30th

August 2, 2017

Nelson County is registered to participate in the Albemarle Hazardous Waste Day September 29-30 at the Ivy collection site.  For more information please call Rick Schall at (434) 263-7098 or email rschall@nelsoncounty.org  . For hours of operations and directions to

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VDOT Updates 8/7/17 – 8/11/17

Nelson County:   Route 6 (29 to Albemarle line) – Paving operations. Delays likely. Routes 56, 60, & 151 – Crews will retrace line markings. Route 29 South near Nelson/Albemarle line- Travel lane closed; passing lane narrowed to 11’ for slope

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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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VDOT Updates 7/24 – 7/28

July 18, 2017

Nelson County:   Routes 29, 56 & 151 – Crews will retrace line markings. Routes 60 & 151 – Crew will work on sign work orders. Route 29 South near Nelson/Albemarle line- Travel lane closed; passing lane narrowed to 11’ for

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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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VDOT UPDATES 7/3-7/7

June 27, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 29 South near Nelson/Albemarle line- Travel lane closed; passing lane narrowed to 11’ for slope repair. Estimated completion mid-July. Route 151 & 635, Route 6 & 638 int. – Intersections improvements. Traffic control devices and flaggers will

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VDOT UPDATES 6/26 – 6/30

June 21, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 29 South near Nelson/Albemarle line- Travel lane closed; passing lane narrowed to 11’ for slope repair. Estimated completion mid-July. Route 56 over James River – Through June 30, bridge painting. Traffic control devices and flaggers will direct

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VDOT Update 6/19 to 6/23

June 15, 2017

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE June 13, 2017 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-17-069 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT June 19-23, 2017 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For

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VDOT UPDATES 6/19-6/23

June 13, 2017

LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT June 19-23, 2017 Nelson County:   Route 29 South near Nelson/Albemarle line- Travel lane closed; passing lane narrowed to 11’ for slope repair. Estimated completion mid-July. Route 56 over James River – Through June 30, bridge painting.

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Shenandoah National Park Fee Free Day in Honor of Park Neighbor Day

June 9, 2017

Shenandoah National Park Fee Free Day in Honor of Park Neighbor Day. 7AM. Shenandoah National Park will waive entrance fees for all park visitors on Saturday, June 17 in celebration of Park Neighbor Day, an annual event held on the

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VDOT Update 6/12 to 6/16

June 8, 2017

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE June 7, 2017 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-17-068 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT June 12-16, 2017 LYNCHBURG, Va. – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline – Notice Of Revised Schedule

May 31, 2017

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY  REGULATORY COMMISSION Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC                                                       Docket  Nos. CPlS-554-000 CPlS-554-001 Dominion Transmission, Inc.                                                        Docket  No. CP15-555-000 NOTICE OF REVISED SCHEDULE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF THE ATLANTIC  COAST PIPELINE AND SUPPLY  HEADER PROJECT (May 12,

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VDOT UPDATES 6/5 – 6/9

May 30, 2017

Nelson County:   Route 29 South near Nelson/Albemarle line- Travel lane closed; passing lane narrowed to 11’ until mid-June for slope repair. Route 151 & 635 , Route 6 & 638 int. – Intersections improvements. Traffic control devices and flaggers will

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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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VDOT Update 5/29 to 6/2

May 24, 2017

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE May 23, 2017 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-17-063 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT May 29 – June 2, 2017 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated

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VDOT UPDATES 5/22 – 5/26

May 19, 2017

  Nelson County:   Route 29 South near Nelson/Albemarle line- Travel lane closed; passing lane narrowed to 11’ until mid-June for slope repair. Route 151 & 635 , Route 6 & 638 int. – Intersections improvements. Traffic control devices and flaggers

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VDOT Update 5/15 – 5/19

May 10, 2017

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE May 9, 2017 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-17-048 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov   LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT May 15-19, 2017 Nelson County:   Route 151 & 635 , Route 6 & 638 int. – Intersections improvements. Traffic control devices

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BRIDGE CLOSING – Perry Creek

May 8, 2017

The bridge crossing over Perry Creek (subject structure 62-611-6004) will be closed beginning June 19th, 2017 for a Bridge Replacement.  The road will be closed for approximately 14 weeks.  If anyone has questions, or needs additional information, please contact VDOT

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Tourism Revenue Reached $24 Billion in 2016

 ~ 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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VDOT Update 5/8 to 5/12

May 3, 2017

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE May 3, 2017 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-17-046 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT May 8-12, 2017 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date

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VDOT Update 4/24 to 4/28

April 19, 2017

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE April 18, 2017 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-17-041 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT April 24-28, 2017 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date

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April is Fair Housing Month

April 12, 2017

RESOLUTION R2017-21 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APRIL 2017 IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH WHEREAS, April is Fair Housing Month and marks the 48th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act

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Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (April 9th to April 15th)

RESOLUTION R2017-23 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL APPRECIATION WEEK APRIL 9TH – APRIL 15TH WHEREAS, the National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) is committed to setting the standard of professionalism in ani mal welfare and

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VDOT Update 4/10 to 4/14

April 6, 2017

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE March 28, 2017 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-17-034 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT April 10-14, 2017 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date

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VDOT Update 4/3 to 4/7

March 29, 2017

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE March 28, 2017 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-17-034 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT April 3-7, 2017 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date

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VDOT Update 2/27 To 3/31

March 22, 2017

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE March 22, 2017 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-17-029 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT March 27-31, 2017 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For up-to-date

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Governor McAuliffe Declares State of Emergency in Response to Pending Storm

March 13, 2017

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 13, 2017 Office of the Governor Contact: Brian Coy Email: Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov Phone: (804) 225-4260 Virginia Department of Emergency Management Contact: Jeff Caldwell Email: Jeff.Caldwell@vdem.virginia.gov Phone: (804) 897-9730

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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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