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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

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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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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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County Offices Closing All Day 11/23 Due To Excessive Smoke

COUNTY OFFICES CLOSING ALL DAY 11/23 DUE TO EXCESSIVE SMOKE

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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VDOT Update 11/28 to 12/2

November 21, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE November 21, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-124 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT November 28-December 2, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Items in italics contain new/updated information. For

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VDOT Update 11/21 to 11/25

November 17, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE November 15, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-120 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT November 21-25, 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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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 Update 11/7 to 11/11

November 3, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE November 3, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-116 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT November 7-11, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in italics contain

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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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VDOT Update 10/31 to 11/4

October 25, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE October 25, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-112 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT October 31-November 4, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in italics

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Public Meeting for Rockfish Valley Area Plan: Tues. Nov. 1

October 24, 2016

PUBLIC MEETING #3: RVAP COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSION Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Rockfish Valley Community Center 190 Rockfish School Ln, Afton, VA 22920 Please join the Rockfish Valley Area Plan project team for this public meeting

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VDOT Update 10/24 to 10/28

October 20, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE October 18, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-110 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT October 24-28, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in italics contain

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UPDATE – Planning Commission Public Hearing 10/26/2016

October 18, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: 10/26/2016 – UPDATE 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

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VDOT Update 10/17 to 10/21

October 13, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE October 11, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-109 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT October 17-21, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in italics contain

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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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Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches Now Open!

October 10, 2016

Critzer Family Farm Open Monday – Sat. 8AM – 6PM.  Closed on Sunday. Pick-your-own Pumpkins, pre-picked apples, pumpkins, winter squash, fall decorations, & other fall produce. 9388 Critzer Shop Rd., Afton, VA 22920.   www.critzerfamilyfarm.com  540-456-4772. Dickie Brothers Orchards Open 7

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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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Board of Zoning Appeals Public Hearing (10/3/16)

September 21, 2016

In accordance with Section 15.2 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to Sections 15.2-2285, 5.2-2310, and 15.2-2204 of the Code of Virginia, as amended, the Nelson County Board of Zoning Appeals hereby gives notice that a

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FREE Flu Shots

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

VDOT Update 9/26 to 9/30

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE September 20, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-104 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT September 26-30, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in italics contain

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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.

VDOT Updated 9/19 to 9/23

September 14, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE September 13, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-101 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT September 19-23, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in italics contain

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Solid Waste Management 2030 Planning Initiative Website Is Now Live Copy

September 7, 2016

The Solid Waste Management 2030 website is now live at http://www.solidwastemanagement2030.org/  Solid Waste Management 2030 is about planning for the future of solid waste management in the City of Lynchburg and counties of Nelson, Campbell, and Appomattox. These jurisdictions collaborate through

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VDOT Update 9/12 to 9/16

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE August 30, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-100 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT September 12-16, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in italics contain

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VDOT Update 9/5 to 9/9

September 2, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE August 30, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-099 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT September 5-9, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in italics contain

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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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Solid Waste Management 2030 Planning Initiative Website Is Now Live

August 25, 2016

The Solid Waste Management 2030 website is now live at http://www.solidwastemanagement2030.org/  Solid Waste Management 2030 is about planning for the future of solid waste management in the City of Lynchburg and counties of Nelson, Campbell, and Appomattox. These jurisdictions collaborate through

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VDOT Update 8/29 to 9/2

August 23, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE August 23, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-097 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT August 29- September 2, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in

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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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VDOT Update 8/22 to 8/26

August 16, 2016

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE August 16, 2016 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones 434-856-8176 (office) LYN-16-092 Paula.Jones @VDOT.Virginia.Gov LYNCHBURG DISTRICT TRAFFIC ALERT August 22-26, 2016 LYNCHBURG – Highway work requiring road/lane./structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting. Traffic may be restricted. Items in italics contain

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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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