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Temporary Road Closure on Route 627 (Glenthorne Loop)

October 16, 2020

RELEASE:  IMMEDIATE                                                DATE: 10/15/2020 CONTACT: Robert Brown 434-352-6674 Robert.Brown@vdot.virginia.gov ROAD CLOSING ON ROUTE 627 For Bridge Superstructure Replacement Project LYNCHBURG – Motorists should expect delays due to bridge superstructure replacement project on Route 627 in Nelson County. Route 627 (Glenthorne

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Notice of Special Commissioner’s Sale

October 15, 2020

19591 Notice of Sale of Special Commissioner NOTICE OF SPECIAL COMMISSIONER’S SALE Pursuant to a decree of the Circuit Court of Nelson County, Virginia, made and entered on the 31st day of July, 2020, in the partition suit brought by

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9624 Notice of Judicial Sale for Delinquent Taxes

9624 Notice of Judicial Sale – Nov. 12 2020 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

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Nelson DSS Open By Appointment Only

Beginning Thursday October 8, 2020, The Nelson County Department of Social Services will begin seeing clients by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please call, 263-7160.If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness of breath

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Open Air Job Fair: October 19th 10:00AM -3:00PM

October 12, 2020

Job Fair 101920 Join us on Monday, October 19th for an outdoor job fair. There will be 2 sessions featuring different employers. To register: https://tinyurl.com/JobFair1019 Registration preferred, but not required. Employers will be discussing available positions within their organizations and

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Public Notice – Halloween 2020

October 8, 2020

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC HALLOWEEN 2020 Nelson County has no official role in determining Halloween trick-or-treating activities. However, County officials and staff strongly encourage residents and visitors to follow expert guidance provided by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and

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2019 Tourism Revenues 3.2 Per Cent Increase Over 2018

October 5, 2020

Tourism Revenue Reached $217.8 Million in Nelson County in 2019 – Statewide visitor spending reached $27 billion  Nelson County, Virginia – Tourism expenditures for Nelson County reached $217,790,832, a 3.2 per cent increase over 2018. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 1805,

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing  Nelson County courts, departments and offices, will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, October

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FREE DRIVE-THRU NARCAN EVENTS In Nelson County

Narcan Drive Thru Events_Oct 2020 (1)   FREE DRIVE-THRU NARCAN EVENTS ALSO OFFERING FREE RAPID IN-HOME HIV TEST KITS, CONDOMS, AND OTHER INFORMATION NARCAN (naloxone) is a nasal spray used to treat an opioid overdose in an emergency situation. NARCAN

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Nelson Parks and Recreation Survey is Live

Nelson County residents, please take this 10-minute survey and tell us how to better serve you. Your feedback will help us with long-term strategic parks and recreation planning for your community. Let your voice be heard! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020NCPR Questions? Claire Richardson,

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October 2020 Drive-Through Flu Shots at the Nelson Heritage Center

September 30, 2020

FREE DRIVE-THROUGH FLU SHOTS Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:00 – 7:00 PM Nelson Heritage Center 1653 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington, VA For everyone ages 3 years and up. No appointment needed. First come, first served until supplies run out. Please

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Nelson County to Have Ballot Drop Boxes at Registrar’ Office & All Polling Places

September 15, 2020

Top of Form Bottom of Form FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2020 Contact: General Registrar & Nelson County Director of Elections Jacqueline Britt 434-263-7190 or jbritt@nelsoncounty.org   New Law Provides for Ballot Drop Boxes Nelson County to have at Registrar’

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Nelson CARES 2020 Small Business Assistance Grant Launched

September 10, 2020

PRESS RELEASE For release: September 8, 2020 Contact: Chip Boyles, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, Executive Director cboyles@tjpdc.org 434-979-7310 NELSON CARES 2020 GRANT PROGRAM CREATED TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES WITH UNEXPECTED COVID-19 LOSSES Lovingston, VA – Effective September 8, 2020,

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Charlottesville Area Online Job Fair: Monday, September 14th 2:00pm-4:00pm

online job fair Monday, September 14th  2:00pm-4:00pm Join us on Monday, September 14th from 2:00pm-4:00pm for an online Zoom job fair.  Talk to employers from the comfort of your home and learn about the opportunities they have to offer! Employers will

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Public Notice of In-Person Early Voting in Nelson County, Virginia

September 9, 2020

public notice of voting locations PUBLIC NOTICE of IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING in NELSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA In-person, early voting will be available at 571 Front Street for the November 3, 2020, General and Special Elections: Voting will begin September 18 at

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Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Tuesday, September 1st

August 31, 2020

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing in Nelson County Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4pm-7pm Walk-in or by appointment call 434-972-6261 At the Nelson Heritage Center

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Labor Day

August 28, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September

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Nelson County DSS Office Closed to Public Effective August 26th

Effective August 26, 2020 the Nelson County DSS will be closed to the public, but will continue to operate under normal business hours (8:00 – 4:00).  A reopening by appointment only is anticipated for October 1, 2020.  Customers may apply

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Public Hearing on FY21 Budget Amendment September 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM

August 27, 2020

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS -PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Pursuant to §15.2-2507 of the Code of Virginia, 1950 as amended, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter

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Free COVID Testing Tuesday, September 1st

August 25, 2020

TJHD is hosting a COVID-19 testing event on Tuesday, September 1st at the Nelson Heritage Center from 4-7pm.  Registration is required… People should call this Friday 8/28 or Monday 8/31 to schedule an appointment at 434-972-6261. Tuesday, September 1 – Nelson

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No Excuse/Early Voting Information

August 17, 2020

The Registrar’s Office located at 571 Front Street, Lovingston will be open for in-person No Excuse/Early Voting beginning September 18, Monday through Friday and on Saturdays, October  24 and 31 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm daily. You will need

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CEU Scholarship Program For Licensed Professionals 

Alliance Scholarship CEU The Nelson Community Wellness Alliance is offering scholarships to certified professionals in Nelson County to assist you in meeting your Continuing Education Requirements. To qualify you must currently be a licensed and/or certified professional working or living

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Nelson Workforce Housing Survey

August 10, 2020

Nelson County Community Development Foundation and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission are sponsoring a survey to determine the availability of and potential interest in the development of workforce housing options in Nelson County. Click on the link below for

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Virtual Open House for Transmission Projects: Shipman & Schuyler

Information Concerning Transmission Projects Shipman and Schuyler Fact Sheet Appalachian Power representatives are hosting a set of virtual open houses for the Central Virginia Transmission Reliability Project, an investment to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in Central Virginia.

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Census 2020 Information

August 7, 2020

An accurate census count is the key to keeping small communities connected. The US constitution dictates that an accurate count is taken of the population. This count is the leading source of valuable information about population size, growth, and shows

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Request for Proposals – General Reassessment

August 4, 2020

2020 Reassessment RFP #2020-NCREASSESS (190KB) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NELSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA In accordance with the State Code of Virginia 1950 as amended, Chapter 43, Virginia Public Procurement Act, §2.2-4300 et seq., Nelson County is soliciting sealed proposals from qualified firms

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Cancellation of July 30th Board of Supervisors Meeting

July 28, 2020

By request of the Board Chair, the Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm has been cancelled.

DMV coming to Amherst Town Hall – August 3rd – 6th

July 16, 2020

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 from 10:00am to 3:00pm from August 3rd – 6th. *An appointment WILL be required. Sign up

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Temporary Office Closing – Nelson County Department of Social Services

July 15, 2020

  PUBLIC NOTICE COUNTY OF NELSON  TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSING JULY 17, 2020 DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES 203 FRONT STREET, LOVINGSTON, VA DUE TO A COVID-19 VIRUS CONCERN, NELSON COUNTY WILL TEMPORARILY CLOSE ON JULY 17, 2020 THE COUNTY OFFICE FACILITY

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I Love Nelson Photo Contest: Entries Due October 31, 2020

July 14, 2020

photo contest flyer I Love Nelson First prize winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card Top 12 entries will be featured in the Alliance’s 2021 I Love Nelson calendar Pictures must be an original artwork, taken in Nelson County

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Free COVID-19 testing Wednesday, July 22nd

July 13, 2020

TJHD is providing free COVID-19 testing in Nelson County Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Wednesday, July 22 – Rockfish River Elementary School in Afton When: Wednesday, July 22 from 8am-10am Where: Rockfish River Elementary School, 200 Chapel Hollow Rd, Afton, Va. What: 

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TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSING-BUILDING INSPECTIONS AND PLANNING AND ZONING

July 10, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE  COUNTY OF NELSON  TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSING  DEPARTMENTS OF BUILDING INSPECTION &  PLANNING AND ZONING  80 FRONT STREET, LOVINGSTON, VA DUE TO A COVID-19 VIRUS CONCERN, NELSON COUNTY HAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED THE COUNTY OFFICE FACILITY LOCATED AT 80 FRONT

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Regional Emergency Mortgage and Rental Assistance Program

July 9, 2020

Charlottesville, VA – Effective July 15, 2020, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) is launching an emergency mortgage and rental assistance program that is expected to keep over 1000 families in their homes within the TJPDC’s Region Ten, which

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Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program

June 30, 2020

RMRP Communications Guide 06302020 rmrp-guide rmrp-spanish-guide COMMUNICATIONS GUIDE Program background: The Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program (RMRP) launched on June 29 and will offer financial assistance in the form of rent and mortgage payments on behalf of households who

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FREE DRIVE-THROUGH COVID19 VIRAL TESTING AT FLEETWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER- JULY 2, 2020 8AM-4:30PM (Call to make an appointment)

June 29, 2020

FREE DRIVE THROUGH COVID19 IN NELSON Thursday July 2 8:00 am – 10:00 am at the Fleetwood Community Center 1357 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Massies Mill, VA MUST CALL on TUESDAY, 6/30 or WEDNESDAY, 7/1 TO SCHEDULE an APPOINTMENT: 8:00 am

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

June 26, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day, and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Monday, July 6, 2020.

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Nelson County Dept. of Social Services will be open to the public by appointment only July 1, 2020

June 24, 2020

Beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020,   The Nelson County Department of Social Services will begin seeing clients by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment please call, 263-7160. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, or shortness

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2020 Annual Commonwealth of Virginia’s Cooling Assistance Program

June 23, 2020

The 2020 Annual Commonwealth of Virginia’s Cooling Assistance program administered by DSS began June 15, 2020 and runs through August 17, 2020.  Eligibility for this program is income driven and there is a required vulnerability component of the applying household: A

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Virginia Phase 3 Guidelines

June 21, 2020

Safer at Home: phase three guidelines for all business sectors Physical Distancing Best Practices:  Establish policies and practices for maintaining appropriate physical distance between persons not living in the same household. Maintain at least ten feet of distance for

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

June 17, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County departments and offices will be closed on Friday, June 19, 2020, in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday, as granted by Governor Northam. Departments and offices will reopen for regular hours

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NOAA Basic SKYWARN CLASS Webinar

June 16, 2020

NOAA Basic SKYWARN CLASS Webinar July 10. 6PM to 8PM. NOAA is looking for more spotters in Nelson County and the class is free and open to the public.  SKYWARN® is a national network of volunteer severe weather spotters. The

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FREE Drive-through COVID19 Testing in Gladstone on Monday, June 15 (Must schedule an appointment)

June 10, 2020

Gladstone Nelson Testing Flyer With Further Information The Thomas Jefferson Health District will host free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Nelson County at Gladstone Volunteer Rescue Squad on Monday, June 15th. Testing is available for anyone ages 18+ that schedules an

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Updated Courthouse Security Order in effect June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

Nelson County Circuit Court Judge Michael R. Doucette signed an updated order pertaining to Courthouse security on May 29, 2020.  This order is effective as of June 1, 2020.  Please follow the link below to see the order in its

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Cancellation of June 9th Board of Supervisors Afternoon Session-Evening Session to be Conducted

May 29, 2020

An afternoon session of the Board of Supervisors will not be conducted on June 9th, 2020. The evening session will convene at 7:00 PM in the General District Courtroom at the Courthouse.

Face Coverings Required in County Buildings Effective on May 29, 2020

May 28, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, and ensure that essential county functions remain available to meet the needs of our residents, Pursuant to Executive Order 63 (2020), “REQUIREMENT TO WEAR FACE COVERING WHILE INSIDE BUILDINGS” Part A. Paragraph 7, Masks

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DMV coming to Amherst Town Hall – June 15th – 18th

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 from 10:00am to 3:00pm from June 15th – 18th. *An appointment WILL be required. Sign up

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Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Appalachian Trail Day and Overnight Hikers

May 22, 2020

If you are planning a trip to hike the Appalachian Trail, please follow the link below for current guidance from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. https://appalachiantrail.org/official-blog/covid19-hiker-guidelines-may20/  

Blue Ridge Parkway – News Release

Release Date: May 22, 2020 Blue Ridge Parkway to increase recreational access from Milepost 0 to 13 [Montebello, VA] – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities,

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Increase in recreational access to Skyline Drive and park trails

Release Date:       May 21, 2020 Contact:             Sally Hurlbert, sally_hurlbert@nps.gov, 540-999-3500 ext. 3300 Shenandoah National Park is beginning to increase recreational access to Skyline Drive and park trails Luray, Virginia – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

May 20, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing  Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on, Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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