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Announcements Archives

Eastern Entrance of the Blue Ridge Trail Closed April 12 – May 4

April 6, 2021

The eastern parking lot and  trail will be closed for construction of the parking lot expansion for 3 weeks beginning Monday, April 12. Visitors should use the western parking lot and trailhead during this time.

How to Request Access to the Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Nellysford

April 5, 2021

Every adult should sign up now How to Request Access to the Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Nellysford 1c Greatly Expands Who Qualify for the Vaccine It now includes those working in sectors such as: • Energy • Water, Wastewater,

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Free Vaccine Clinics in Nelson County

March 31, 2021

Tell your neighbors. Tell your friends. Wintergreen Fire and Rescue, Nellysford – Clinics every Thursday to the end of April. https://www.wtgfireresq.org/  See Vaccinate Virginia tab. Then go to update. Call 434-263-3333 or email your questions to vaccine@wtgfireresq.org   Grace Episcopal Church, Massies Mill.

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Public Notice Regarding Commercial Tire Disposal at Nelson County Transfer Station

March 26, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING COMMERCIAL TIRE DISPOSAL Notice is hereby provided that Nelson County will no longer accept tires from business/commercial entities, effective on April 1, 2021. Additionally, tires transported to Nelson County’s transfer station by business/commercial entities prior to April

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Virtual Hiring Event: Careers in Construction, March 25, 2021

March 23, 2021

Careers in Construction Ready to get back to work or looking to start a new career path? Take the first step and join our hiring event to speak with employers. March 25th 1:00pm – 3:00pm Click here to register for

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How to Request FREE Safe Storage Devices for Medications and Firearms

The Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition partnered with Region Ten Community Services Board & Lock and Talk Virginia to host a drive-thru event offering free safe storage devices (medication lock boxes, medication lock bags, drug disposal bags, trigger locks

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Quit Smoking Blue Ridge – Virtual Support Group

March 22, 2021

Quit Smoking Blue Ridge is offering free support for those who want to quit tobacco.  Anyone is welcome to join.  Open to residents of Nelson, Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene and Louisa counties. Every Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. starting March 24th through

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Tree Trimming Activities in Afton Area

March 19, 2021

From Dominion Energy: Tree trimming activities will begin this weekend in the Afton area. Forestry crews have identified several areas that experienced significant damage during the ice storms last month, and we want to take advantage of the upcoming clear

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Nelson County Crossing Replacements Continue – Rockfish River Road and Mill Pond Road

March 18, 2021

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE March 18, 2021 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones, Lynchburg District                      434-856-8176   LYN-21-026  CORRECTION UPDATE: NELSON COUNTY CROSSING REPLACEMENTS CONTINUE LYNCHBURG, Va.-Work continues on two roads in Nelson County closed temporarily while Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) replaces crossings. Closures

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Notice of Special Called Meeting

March 17, 2021

NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING Pursuant to §15.2-1418 of the Code of Virginia, a Special Called Joint Meeting of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors and the Nelson County Planning Commission will be held on Friday, March 19th at 1

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VDOT Traffic Alert: Road Closures for Replacement of Railroad Crossings (Update)

March 12, 2021

NELSON COUNTY RAIL CROSSINGS CLOSED FOR REPAIRS LYNCHBURG—Two roads in Nelson County will be closed temporarily while Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) replaces crossings. Closures will last up to two days each with traffic being detoured. On Monday, March 15, 2021, work

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Nelson County Wineries Win Big in Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition!

March 3, 2021

Nelson County Wineries Win Big in Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition Within the Virginia Wine community, a sense of anticipation approaches each year with the announcement of the Virginia Governor’s Cup competition results. Year after year, the competition recognizes the best wines being

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VDOT Traffic Alert: Road Closures for Replacement of Railroad Crossings

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE March 2 2021 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones, Lynchburg District                      434-856-8176   LYN-21-022 NELSON COUNTY ROADS CLOSED FOR CROSSING REPLACEMENT LYNCHBURG, Va.-Five roads in Nelson County will be closed temporarily while Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) replaces crossings. Closures will

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Signed Order to Call Primary: June 8, 2021 Primary Elections requested for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Virginia House of Delegates and Local Offices

February 26, 2021

WHEREAS a notice in proper form has been received from the appropriate authority requesting the calling of a Primary Election for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the Democratic and Republican Parties for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor,

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2022 Reassessment In Process

NEWS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:          Gary L. Eanes, ASA Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd. admin@wamplereanes.com The County of Nelson has retained Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group, Ltd., to perform the County’s 2022 General Reassessment, effective January 1, 2022.  The County is on

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information Updates

February 22, 2021

To find out how you can get your COVID vaccine, please visit https://www.vaccinate.virginia.gov or call (877) VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682).  You may also call the COVID hotline for the Blue Ridge Health District at (434) 972-6261.

New Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System Opens

February 17, 2021

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021 Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky, Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Governor Northam Unveils Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration System Virginians can use vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to pre-register for the vaccine and get clear, updated information RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam

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First Tuesdays – Small Business Development Center Business Counseling

February 16, 2021

FREE Business advice and counseling, brought to you by the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center Experienced SBDC business advisors assist owners of established firms and/or aspiring entrepreneurs with advice to guide their business toward sound decisions, achievable goals, and

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County Offices Closing Early Due to Inclement Weather

February 12, 2021

County departments and offices closed today at 3pm due to inclement weather and anticipated refreezing of roads this afternoon.  This closing does not include the Courts, Commonwealth Attorney’s office or Treasurer.  Please be sure to contact those offices directly if

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Nelson County Parks and Recreation Receives Funding for Public Boat Facility on the Rockfish River

February 10, 2021

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) today announced awards of $1,946,044 in grants for 33 local projects in 25 localities that create, expand and make more accessible public open space, including one project in Nelson County. The grants were awarded from

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Nelson County Selected to Participate in Statewide Tourism Program DRIVE 2.0

February 9, 2021

LOVINGSTON, Virginia– Today, the office of Nelson County Economic Development and Tourism announced that they have been selected to participate in the DRIVE 2.0 Statewide Tourism Plan implementation, which focuses on tourism promotion and product development. The DRIVE 2.0 process,

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Commissioner of Revenue’s Office Closed Until February 16th

February 8, 2021

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office is anticipated to be closed and unstaffed until Tuesday, February 16th.  An update will be posted should this status change.

Free Drive-Thru COVID Testing, Monday February 15th, 3-7pm

Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing on Monday, February 15th from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Rockfish Presbyterian Church 5016 Rockfish Valley Hwy. Nellysford, VA 22958 Please call (434) 972-6261 on Thursday 2/11 or Friday 2/12 to schedule an appointment.  Office open

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Presidents Day

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of Presidents Day and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

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Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s Tenth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards: Winners Announced!

February 1, 2021

Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s Tenth Annual Readers’ Choice Awards The Best of the Blue Ridge Awards are the most celebrated outdoor awards in the Southeast, showcasing the very heart of the Blue Ridge outdoor community. The Readers’ Choice Awards highlights

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FREE Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing, Monday February 1st, 3pm-7pm

January 28, 2021

Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing on Monday, February 1st from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nelson Heritage Center 1653 Thomas Nelson Hwy. Arrington, VA 22922 Call Thursday 1/28 or Friday 1/29 to schedule an appointment. Call 8:00am – 4:30pm (434) 972-6261

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VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT: January 28th Hiring Event with VA Career Works

January 27, 2021

VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT January Hiring Event! All events take place on Thursdays from 1:00pm—2:00pm January 28th Visiting Angels At Home Care Commonwise Care Advantage Register for the Zoom event at: http://tinyurl.com/LetsGetAJob Don’t have a computer? Visit the Charlottesville One-Stop Resource

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February 4th Statewide Virtual Hiring Event with VA Career Works

STATEWIDE VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT FEBRUARY 4, 2021 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM For information on accommodations, please contact David Remick at dremick@arlingtonva.us Jobseekers register here: https://rb.gy/4ijruv Statewide Hiring Event – February 2021 – Jobseeker (1)

Special Called Meeting of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors – January 29th at 1pm

January 22, 2021

AGENDA NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SPECIAL CALLED MEETING JANUARY 29, 2021 THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING BEGINS AT 1 P.M. IN THE FORMER BOARD MEETING ROOM WITHIN THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 84 COURTHOUSE SQUARE, LOVINGSTON, VA 22949 I. CALL TO ORDER

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PPP2 Webinar Workshops 1/22/2021

January 21, 2021

The state office is conducting two online workshops:    – PPP2 For New Borrowers, 11:30am – 12:30pm.   The first webinar PPP2 – For New Borrowers will focus on borrowers who did not obtain a PPP loan during the first round, and what they need

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

January 15, 2021

The Virginia Department of Health is the best source of information on how and when you can receive your COVID-19 vaccine.  You can call the Blue Ridge Health District hotline at (434) 972-6261, or go online to visit their vaccine

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Nelson County Rail Crossings Closed For Repairs

January 14, 2021

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE January 14, 2021 CONTACT: Paula K. Jones, Lynchburg District                      434-856-8176   LYN-21-004 NELSON COUNTY RAIL CROSSINGS CLOSED FOR REPAIRS LYNCHBURG—Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) will begin closing grade crossings on Monday, January 18, 2021 to perform track repairs in

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Resolution R2021-04 Regarding Electronic Meetings of Public Bodies

January 13, 2021

Signed Resolution R2021-04 Electronic Meetings of Public Bodies RESOLUTION R2021-04 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RESOLUTION REGARDING ELECTRONIC MEETINGS OF PUBLIC BODIES WHEREAS, the Governor issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency for the Commonwealth of Virginia arising

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Nelson Memorial Library is Open for Curbside Pickup Only

Beginning Thursday, January 14, 2021, the library will only be open for curbside pickup. Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Nelson County Board of Supervisors meetings are now live streaming on YouTube

In order to better serve our community, especially during the current pandemic, we have created a YouTube page to stream our Nelson County Board of Supervisors meetings.  This will allow for our citizens to view the board meetings online in

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VCW State-wide Virtual Hiring Event

Statewide Hiring Event – February 2021 – Jobseeker Statewide Hiring Event – February 2021 – Employers STATEWIDE VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT FEBRUARY 4, 2021 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM For information on accommodations, please contact David Remick at dremick@arlingtonva.us Jobseekers register

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed on the following days in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday: Nelson County offices

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***County offices close at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020***

December 31, 2020

***All County offices close at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020.  We will reopen for regular hours of operation on Monday, January 4, 2020. Nelson County departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Collection Sites

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing – New Year’s Day

December 30, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing 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 New Year’s holiday: Nelson County offices

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FREE Drive-thru COVID-19 TESTING. Monday, January 4th 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

December 29, 2020

FREE Drive-thru COVID-19 TESTING in NELSON COUNTY Rockfish Presbyterian Church 5016 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford, VA 2295 Monday January 4 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm CALL THURSDAY, 12/31 TO SCHEDULE an APPOINTMENT Call 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 434-972-6261 TESTS

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Treasurer’s Office is Temporarily Closed

December 21, 2020

The Nelson County Treasurer’s office will be closed to the public until further notice.  We remain staffed and can be reached by calling 434-263-7060 or emailing ahicks@nelsoncounty.org

County Office Buildings Temporarily Closed to the Public

December 16, 2020

Nelson County departmental offices will temporarily close to the public until further notice starting Thursday, December 17, 2020. This closure does not necessarily include Nelson County Constitutional Offices such as the Courts, Sheriff’s Department, Commissioner of the Revenue, and Treasurers’ offices unless

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General District Court Cancelled for December 16, 2020

December 15, 2020

Due to the impending inclement weather, General District Court has been cancelled for Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Notice of Office Holiday Closing

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing  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 holidays: Nelson County departments and offices

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Nelson CARES 2020 Grant – CLOSED

December 14, 2020

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors approved revised Nelson CARES 2020 Small Business Assistance Grant Program guidelines that make qualified small businesses from all industries and home-based businesses eligible for assistance that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread

December 11, 2020

Virginians should stay at home from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m., wear masks in indoor and outdoor settings, limit social gatherings to 10 RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced new, targeted measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 as new cases

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NCDSS December Board Meeting Cancelled

The December 15,2020 meeting of the Nelson County Dept of Social Service board has been cancelled.

Temporary Office Closings

December 9, 2020

Please be advised that due to COVID-19 concerns, the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will be closed through Wednesday, December 9th and will reopen on Thursday December 10th and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office will be closed through Friday, December 11th and

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COVID-19 Update for Virginia

December 7, 2020

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA Department of Health COVID-19 Update for Virginia December 7, 2020 Dear Colleague: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Virginia are rising rapidly across the Commonwealth.  Please visit the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website for current epidemiologic

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Phone Issues at County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station **UPDATE – Resolved

December 4, 2020

9:25 A.M. **Update – the phone issues have been resolved. The phones at the County’s Transfer Station at Morse Lane are currently out of order.  We hope to have the issue resolved by Friday, December 4th.  If you need assistance

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