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©2012 Nelson County Life™. Photo By NCL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura. Marcellones Marcietinez of Faber, a Team Nelson Tough Mudder member, scales a log wall in Sunday's Wintergreen Adventure Challenge.

Athletes tackle Wintergreen Adventure Challenge

[ 0 ] July 2, 2012

Despite having to cancel the Saturday, June 30 Wintergreen Adventure Challenge because of storm-related power outages, athletes braved multiple elevation ascents and obstacles Sunday. NCL Publisher Yvette Stafford was among several hundred crazy souls who tackled the course, which was reminiscent of October’s Tough Mudder event. Though the WAC was 3 miles shorter, the added [...]

[CONTEST] FREE Participant & Spectator Passes To Wintergreen Adventure Challenge

[CONTEST] FREE Participant & Spectator Passes To Wintergreen Adventure Challenge

[ 0 ] June 19, 2012

We’re doing it again! The first 4 people to email with HOSEMEOFF in the subject line will get a free participant pass to the event. But wait! There’s more! The first 10 people to email with DIRTYLOOKS in the subject line will get free spectator passes to the event. Challenge participants must be [...]

The Wintergreen Adventure Challenge features 20 obstacles over a 7 mile terrain. Image courtesy:

[CONTEST] FREE Participant Passes To Wintergreen Resort Adventure Challenge : All Gone! We Have Winners!

[ 2 ] June 4, 2012

Update 6.4.12 9:27 PM This week’s winners have been selected and have gotten email confirmations of their wins. Congrats and see you in the mud! Cross this one off your bucket list: The Wintergreen Adventure Challenge on June 30 or July 1, 2012 features 20 obstacles, 7 miles, and more than a mile of extreme [...]

Devils Backbone Brewing Company brewmaster Jason Olliver accepts a Gold award for the brewery's Vienna Lager. (Photo courtesy: DBBC)

Nelson County Breweries bring home World Beer Cup awards

[ 1 ] May 6, 2012

Devils Backbone Brewing Co. and Blue Mountain Brewery are bringing back medals awarded to them at this year’s World Beer Cup in San Diego. Devils Backbone is bringing home a Gold for its Vienna Lager in the Vienna-Style Lager category. Blue Mountain is bringing back a Silver in the American-Belgo-Style Ale category for its Blue [...]

Rescue crews respond to a wreck on US 29 South in Lovingston involving two cars and a tractor trailer. © 2012

Fatal accident in Lovingston at US 29 South

[ 13 ] May 4, 2012

Update: The victim in Friday’s wreck has been identified and details regarding the accident are emerging. *** Virginia State Police are investigating an accident in Lovingston this afternoon that killed one person. Local rescue units responded to a wreck on US 29 South at the traffic light at the Food Lion shopping center involving two [...]

Image courtesy: USGS

BREAKING: 5.9 earthquake rocks Nelson County and East Coast

[ 0 ] August 23, 2011

Tommy and I had just wrapped up a business lunch meeting at Basic Necessities in Nellysford when we felt and heard a rumble which lasted for at least 20 seconds. A quick survey on our Facebook feeds showed simultaneous reports of tremors up along the east coast from as far north as New Hampshire. According [...]

Photo By John Taylor : ©2010 : The sun rises over a frosty Saturday morning, October 23, 2010 in the Rockfish Valley. Fogs remains in pockets below where a killing frost hit. Click to enlarge.

A Frosty Saturday Morning : 10.23.10

[ 0 ] October 23, 2010

Nelson County, Virginia Thanks to John Taylor up on Devils Knob for this nice shot of the sun coming up over the Rockfish Valley on a frosty Saturday morning. A pretty widespread killing frost occurred in the valley while it was mild up in the mountains overnight. Listen to Tommy’s Audio Weather for more updated [...]

Photos Courtesy of WF&R : ©2010 : Members of Wintergreen Fire & Rescue perform a simulated vertical rescue in low light and temperatures exceeding 100° last weekend in Virginia Beach. Click to enlarge.

Wintergreen Fire & Rescue Recognized in State Competition : 10.6.10

[ 0 ] October 6, 2010

Virginia Beach, Virginia Last weekend, the Wintergreen Technical Rescue Team traveled to Virginia Beach for the annual state competition. “This is the best way for us to know if we are performing proficiently and safely. The judges are the top instructors from all over Virginia,” says Curtis Sheets, Chief of Wintergreen Fire and Rescue here [...]

All Photos Courtesy of INSP : ©2010 : Nelson COunty, VA native and The Waltons creator, Earl Hamner, Jr. on the set with the original cast members of the popular television series. A special television reunion is set for October 18th. Click on images to enlarge.

Earl Hamner & The Waltons Cast – Special TV Reunion October 18th : 10.4.10

[ 9 ] October 4, 2010

Los Angeles, California For roughly two years fans of The Waltons have not been able to view the highly popular series in reruns. The long running CBS television series was created by Nelson County, Virginia native, Earl Hamner, Jr. who was born and raised in Schuyler. The show was loosely based on his childhood in [...]

Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2010 : People pack the Misty Mountain Campground for the 2010 Crozet Music Festival. Click any image to enlarge.

Crozet Music Festival : 10.3.10

[ 0 ] October 3, 2010

Greenwood Western Albemarle County, Virginia The weather has been absolutely perfect for this year’s Crozet Music Festival held on Route 250 at the Misty Mountain Campground in Greenwood. Nelson County Life Magazine is a co-sponsor of this year’s festival! The festival continues through Sunday afternoon. NCL Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura made the trip down off [...]

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