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Health Department Offices Closed September 29, 2017

September 21, 2017

All offices of the health department will be closed on Friday, September 29th for staff training.

VDOT Updates 9/25-9/29/17

September 19, 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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Notice of Judicial Sale for Delinquent Taxes – October 27, 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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VDOT Updates 8/7/17 – 8/11/17

August 2, 2017

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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Orders Calling For Primary Elections June 2017

March 2, 2017

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

Leaders Announced for GO Virginia Regional Council 9 Organizational Meeting to be held on February 13, 2017

February 8, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA —The Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development<http://tjpdc.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8938c18d41426be162b9b49cf&id=27b4dfd53b&e=a7a0eb4a54> is pleased to announce an outstanding group of business, education, and government leaders will form the initial membership of GO Virginia Regional Council 9. The Council includes business executives from small

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Public Comment Period on Local Plan for Local Workforce Development Area 6 thru Feb. 14, 2017

February 6, 2017

The Piedmont Workforce Network is currently soliciting public comments on the Local Plan for Local Workforce Development Area 6 for 2016-2020. Please visit our website at http://www.piedmontworkforce.net where you will find a copy of the Local Plan and the process

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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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Planning Commission Public Hearing (1/25/2017)

January 11, 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: 1/25/2017 In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310, and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Planning Commission (PC) hereby

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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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VDOT Update 1/2 to 1/6

December 29, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE December 28, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-133 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT January 2-6, 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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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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VDOT Update 12/26 to 12/30

December 20, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE December 20, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-134 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT December 26-30, 2016 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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Open Air Outdoor Burning Ban Lifted By Board of Supervisors

December 14, 2016

The open air outdoor burning ban was lifted by the Board of Supervisors via Resolution R2016-72 adopted at their regular meeting on December 13, 2016 RESOLUTION R2016-72 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CONFIRMATION OF DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY (NOVEMBER 21,

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VDOT Update 12/19 to 12/23

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE December 13, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-130 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT December 19-23, 2016 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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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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VDOT Update 12/5 to 12/9

November 30, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE November 30, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-127 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT December 5-9, 2016 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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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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