Tag: Nelson County

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Group: Property values plunge along pipeline route in Highland County, Nelson County

A property records search conducted in Highland County and Nelson County by the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League reveals property values plunged on parcels whose owners sought relief through the reassessment hearing process. 


One dead in crash in Nelson County

Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday in Nelson County.

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Milling and paving operations to take place on Route 151 in Nelson County

Motorists may experience delays during milling and paving operations on Route 151 in Nelson County starting Tuesday, September 5.


Update: Fugitives wanted in Nelson County case apprehended in Minnesota

The two fugitives from North Carolina being sought in a Nelson County shooting are now in police custody.


State Police looking for two Nelson County shooting suspects

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office responded late Monday to an unoccupied suspicious vehicle in the Laurel Road area of Nelson County.

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One dead in U.S. 29 crash in Nelson County

Virginia State Police Senior Trooper T.M. Skehan responded to a two-vehicle crash in Nelson County.

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State Police arrest Amherst woman after wrong-way crash in Nelson County

State Police are investigating an incident involving a wrong-way driver who ended up crashing into the trooper’s patrol car Tuesday in Nelson County.


Study: Dominion understates pipeline’s landslide potential in Nelson County

An advocacy group claims that Dominion has understated a proposed pipeline’s landslide potential in Nelson County.

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Temporary signal being installed at Rt. 250/151 in Nelson County

VDOT is installing a temporary signal at the intersection of Route 250 and Route 151 in Afton, near the Nelson County line.


Nelson County landowners to rally for property rights

A community rally in support of Nelson County property owners who have been sued by Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be held on Monday.

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Wildfires: Motorists urged to use caution due in Amherst, Nelson

Smoke from wildfires in both Amherst and Nelson counties could result in issues for motorists and caution is urged.

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Route 625 in Nelson County to close for pipe replacement Sept. 12

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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Nelson County motorists urged to plan for possible congestion due to Lock’n

Motorists in Nelson County should be aware of possible congestion and changes in traffic pattern on US 29 and side roads near Oak Ridge Estate in Lovingston.

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Protect Our Water asks FERC to consider flood damage in pipeline review

Protect Our Water filed comments today requesting the FERC consider the recent flooding in Nelson County in its pipeline decision making process.

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Lynchburg District: Route 672 remains closed in Nelson County

Route 672, Dark Hollow Road remains closed in Nelson County as a result of recent heavy rain and damage to a structure.


Virginia State Police arrest two in Nelson County investigation

Two Nelson County residents face multiple charges after turning themselves in to Virginia State Police Thursday (May 12, 2016).


Judge rules in favor of Nelson County residents denying pipeline survey

A judge has ruled in favor of 37 Nelson County landowners who had denied Dominion the right to survey their properties for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


Friends of Nelson steps up to protect water quality in Nelson County

Friends of Nelson is providing support for two initiatives assisting in understanding the potential impacts of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


Nelson businesses call for federal review of proposed pipelines

Forty-four Nelson County businesses are among those urging a federal review of all four proposed gas pipelines that would cross Virginia.


Atlantic Coast Pipeline would cost Nelson County $43 mllion

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline would cost Nelson County up to $43 million dollars per year, with additional one-time costs of up to $41 million.

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Community Foundation announces scholarship opportunities

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is accepting scholarship applications from seniors attending high schools in Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta and Nelson.


Virginia State Police seek public help with fatal Nelson County hit-and-run

Virginia State Police are seeking public assistance with locating a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian in Nelson County Wednesday.

Nelson County man charged with shoplifting from Waynesboro Walmart

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Nelson County man Friday evening after he stole items from Walmart and fled before officers arrived. He was later found hiding in the men’s room of a nearby restaurant.


Virginia State Police investigating fatal crash in Nelson County

At 1:04 a.m., Virginia State Police Trooper W.C. Fugate responded to a single-vehicle crash in Nelson County. The crash occurred Oct. 31 on Route 29 near River Road.


Residents, business owners invite Governor McAuliffe to Nelson County

Virginia citizens and business-owners have extended an invitation to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to visit Nelson County and tour the proposed route of Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

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Congestion on Route 29, Route 56 in Nelson County due to Lockn’ Music Festival

Congestion on Routes 29, 56 and local roads in the Arrington area of Nelson County is creating issues today. Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Transportation, Nelson County officials and Lockn’ Music Festival organizers are working together to clear traffic and to stage vehicles on festival grounds as quickly and safely as possible.

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Route 631 in Nelson County to be closed for pipe replacement

Route 631, Mountain Road in the Afton area of Nelson County, will be closed for pipe replacement in September.


Virginia State Police investigating fatal Nelson County crash

Virginia State Police Trooper J.A. Barbour is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Nelson County. At 11:44 a.m., on Sunday (Aug. 30), Trooper Barbour responded to the scene of the crash on Route 29 at the intersection of Callohill Drive.

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Nelson County motorists urged to plan for possible traffic congestion related to Lockn’

Motorists in Nelson County should be aware of possible congestion and changes in traffic pattern on US 29 and side roads near Oak Ridge Estate in Lovingston from Wednesday evening, September 9 through midday Monday, September 13, related to the Lockn’ Music Festival.

Nelson County man charged in attempted carjacking of cab in Waynesboro

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Nelson County man after a bizarre situation in which he attacked the driver of a cab that he was a passenger.

Wintergreen Resort Summer’s End Festival rocks Labor Day weekend

The annual Summer’s End Festival at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia’s spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains will showcase the region’s best live music, along with 151 breweries and wineries, an Arts & Craft show, great food and a bunch more activities to entertain the entire family throughout the resort over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-7.


Hands Across Our Land event on Aug. 18 to push opposition to pipeline

Grassroots resistance to proposed new natural gas infrastructure including the Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction plant, the Atlantic Coast, and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines is ramping up as groups and individuals across the country plan a coordinated action called “Hands Across Our Land” for Aug. 18.


Nelson County teen dies from injuries in car accident

A Nelson County teen injured in a one-vehicle accident on June 26 has died. Whitney F. Loving, 16, of Nellysford, Va., died at UVA Hospital on Thursday.


Nelson County residents rally for independence from Dominion’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Friends of Nelson, a citizen’s group in Nelson County opposing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, plans to rally in celebration of American Independence and the rights our founding fathers conferred on citizens, as well as protest the erosion of property rights this fourth of July.


Atlantic Coast Pipeline files legal actions against landowners

Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC filed legal actions on Tuesday against 27 landowners in three Virginia counties among more than 100 landowners who could face legal action for refusing to give permission to survey along the proposed pipeline route.

Pipeline fight: Who advocates for the people?

As president of Friends of Augusta, I found it necessary to attend a day of demonstration outside of FERC, not only because of my strong opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but also because of how flawed the process of approving pipelines is.

Pipeline: A matter of numbers

After many long months, the ACP and Dominion are now releasing details of the proposed pipeline through several West Virginia counties and the Virginia counties of Highland, Augusta, and Nelson.

Friends of Nelson asks Dominion Board of Directors, stockholders to drop plans for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

On Wednesday morning, on the steps outside the Dominion Resources Board of Directors and Shareholders Meeting, Friends of Nelson will ask that Dominion drop its plans to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Waynesboro Police seek help in ID’g Bank of America theft suspect

The Waynesboro Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to help identify a woman who stole over $500 in cash from a Nelson County man earlier in the month.


Virginia State Police investigating Nelson County fires

Virginia State Police Special Agent B.K. Childress is investigating the cause and origin of two separate outbuilding/structure fires in Nelson County.

Free Nelson Responds to Governor McAuliffe’s radio remarks on proposed pipeline

During a March 26 radio interview with Governor McAuliffe in Richmond, a caller asked a question regarding the proposed route for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Regulators fail to protect public interest in pipeline process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held a scoping meeting in Nelson County on March 18 for affected landowners and the wider community to help define the “scope,” or range, of pipeline impacts that need to be considered in the regulatory process.

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Community Foundation scholarship deadline approaching

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is currently accepting scholarship applications from seniors attending high schools in Staunton, Waynesboro and counties of Augusta and Nelson.


Nelson County pipeline open house postponed by weather

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is postponing its informational open house that was scheduled for Thursday, March 5, in Lovingston, Va., at the Nelson County High School because of the winter storm that is forecast for Central Virginia.

Group: Rush from Dominion makes regulatory process a ‘sham’

Property owners in Nelson County who first heard from Dominion that they were on the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline just last Wednesday, discovered Friday that they had little time to give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission feedback.