Any high school or home school senior graduating in the spring of 2019, and whose primary residence is served by Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, is eligible to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to a two- or four-year college or trade school. The online application is posted…
Rockfish River Valley Writers Contest is open for submissions of narrative short stories, tales and poetry. Contest opened Jan. 15 and closes May 30. The contest seeks a minimum of fifty (50) email, or personal mail, contest entries.
Virginia Distillery Company presented a $5,000 check to the Nelson County Humane Society, Almost Home, during a celebration event in December.
Piedmont Virginia Community College President Frank Friedman announced on Tuesday a transformative gift from Dorothy Batten in support of the Network2Work program at PVCC. Ms. Batten has made a financial commitment that will result in the Network2Work program receiving $1.35 million over the…
Youth who exhibited beef cattle, sheep, meat goats or swine in the 2018 State Fair of Virginia 4-H and FFA youth livestock program are eligible to apply for 12 scholarships offered by the State Fair. Additionally, two other scholarships — worth a total of $3,500 — are available for any youth…
Each week, the Nelson County Times features a different adoptable pet from The Humane Society/SPCA of Nelson County.
More than 50 Nelson County residents of all ages gathered in the cold at the intersection of Front and Main streets in Lovingston last Friday night to watch Santa Claus light the town’s Christmas tree.
Nelson County High School’s One Act drama team won first place yet again in Virginia High School League competition, making it the fifth state championship win for the advanced drama class since 2009.
The Amherst Police Department is hosting its first toy drive through Dec. 21.
Second Stage Amherst, an organization dedicated to providing a place for education, entertainment, and cultural enrichment, invites community members to swing into 2019 ahead of the crowd by attending “Swing’s the Rage @ Second Stage.”
Unity in Community, a local nonprofit focused on helping those in need in Nelson County, sponsored an annual Community Fellowship Luncheon on Dec. 5 at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Roseland.
On Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. the Nelson County School Board will hold its monthly meeting in the Alpha Wing of Nelson County High School in Lovingston.
Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Visual Arts Department will hold its 12th annual “Let There Be Light” outdoor art exhibition from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, at the V. Earl Dickinson Building on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville.
The Endstation Theatre Company is enhancing and expanding its apprentice program after being awarded one of four annual grants from the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Endstation won a staffing development matching grant from the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) this month.
The Nelson County Wellness Alliance (NCWA) is conducting a community survey regarding substance abuse and mental health support services in Nelson County. It is an anonymous online survey. The information will guide the alliance on new initiatives.
The Lady Govs basketball squad on Nov. 29 defeated Buffalo Gap, 50-44, in overtime on the Nelson court.
The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library has chosen “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See for its next Same Page community read, which will be held in March 2019. Same Page will kick off March 2 with free copies of the book available at all JMRL branches.
What do you get when you channel the post-punk music of a millennial’s middle school days with a ton of hyped-up, garage band energy?
State and county officials toured Nelson County Public Schools Nov. 19 to see how the two elementary schools, middle and high school operate on a daily basis.
The Rockfish River Community Center is holding its monthly “Pancake Breakfast” at the Rockfish River Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton Dec. 1. The breakfast will be prepared by volunteers from the community center and The Well of Nelson and will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 10…
This holiday season Nelson County Community Orchestra is presenting its second annual Holiday Jubilee with a variety of holiday favorites including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker played by an ever-expanding orchestra and led by Music Director Michael Tyree, according to a news release from the orchestra.
Piedmont Virginia Community College will host “Getting Started” information sessions in December for prospective students.
A Veterans Day Ceremony was held by Members of the American Legion and the Boy Scouts.
Nelson County native and Virginia Hall of Fame singer Jimmy Fortune will perform at “Christmas in Clifford,” a fundraiser hosted by the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7.
Rockfish Valley native Wayne Drumheller will sign and discuss his books “A Rockfish Valley Poet and His Camera” and “Blue Mountain Highway Home,” for the “Rockfish Gang,” a group of former Rockfish Elementary School classmates, guests and friends at the Rockfish Valley Community Center durin…
The annual Nelson County High School Talent Show and spaghetti supper will be held Friday. Meaghan Schray will provide a spaghetti supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with proceeds benefitting the foreign language trip abroad next spring. The dinner will be $10.
Rockfish River Elementary School will host a Veteran’s Day program at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 9 at the school at 200 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton.
A free Veterans Benefits Legal Clinic to be held at UVA School of Law, 580 Massie Road, Charlottesville from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 12.
Piedmont Virginia Community College Board will meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Technology Wing of the Main Building, room M814 (W.A. Pace Board Room), on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville.
Montfair Resort Farm will host a 4th Annual Fall Festival and Open House from noon to 6 p.m.
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) will host a New Grower Workshop for agricultural entrepreneurs interested in starting their own vineyard from
The Virginia Four Wheel Drive Association was called upon to assist Emergency Services in the wake of Hurricane Florence, so its 2018 Annual Trail Ride, originally scheduled for Sept. 14 to 15 was held Oct. 26 to 27 at Oak Ridge Estate. Despite the rescheduling, 198 out of 200 openings for J…
On Nov. 15, the Nelson County Rotary Club will host Gary Strong as a guest speaker to discuss, “Emergency Preparedness, Communication, and Response.” The event is open to the public and will start at 7:15 a.m. with breakfast provided for attendees. The event will be held in the auditorium of…
Women now have greater access to same-day mental health support as The Women’s Initiative expands its number of weekly free walk-in clinic hours. The expansion includes new Friday morning walk-in clinics from 10 a.m. to noon as well as new evening hours on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Durin…
The Nelson County Wellness Alliance is hosting a free, public event at the Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 8. This event is a community conversation on substance use, addiction, and other behavioral issues impacting the Nelson Count…
The 18th Annual “Rockfish Nights” gala is Nov. 10 at Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton. Doors, gaming, and auction open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and gaming and the auction will be from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A new scholarship to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Early Childhood Education Program has been established in memory of the late Julia Broome. The Julia R. Broome Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually and was established by h…
The courthouse in Lovingston will host a candlelight vigil from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 by the flag pole.
Nelson County native Wayne Ponton recently retired from the United States Army. He is the son of Albert and Marie Ponton, and the husband of Lori Ponton.
The Nelson County FFA and FCCLA will be holding the annual citrus fruit fundraiser, through Nov. 5. Nelson County has been a big supporter of this fundraiser for the past 35 years.
Jesse Rutherford, Nelson County Board of Supervisors East District representative, will host a Lovingston Stakeholder meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at The Well, 7995 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston.
The Oak Hill Baptist Church Food Pantry has moved to the Nelson Heritage Center effective Oct. 18, 2018.
Nelson County Central District Supervisor Ernie Reed will hold two town hall drop-in meetings from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct 16 and 17.
Local American Legion will organize a squadron of the Sons of the American Legion in Nelson County. The Rev. E. Clarence Purdue Sr., American Legion Post 17, serving Nelson County, is headquartered in Shipman. American Legion Post 17 is responsible for a number of different tasks including p…
Local Food Hub, a nonprofit organization that partners with 60 family farmers and producers in Virginia to increase access to local food, is partnering with area school districts to celebrate Virginia Farm-to-School this week.
The office of Congressman Tom Garrett invites all middle and high school students who live in Virginia’s Fifth District to participate in the 2018 Congressional App Challenge. Participants may register independently or in a team of four. The winner of the challenge will be announced in Decem…
The Friends of Nelson, a group dedicated to protecting property rights, property values, and the environment for all citizens of Nelson County, will hold a public meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 30 at Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton.
On Sept. 29, The Well, 7995 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, will host a volunteer work day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will host volunteers from around the county to help put the finishing touches on the playground. Slides, a fire pole, a fire pit, and a cook-out space are some of…
Virginia Blue Mountain Barrel House, part of the Blue Mountain Brewery family, received a silver medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. The announcement was made Sept. 22 at the Great American Beer Festival ceremony in Denver, Colorado.
The gospel group Barry Douglas & the Word will celebrate its album release at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. Peters Baptist Church, 537 Patrick Henry Hwy, Amherst. The event will feature performances by Pastor Troy Anderson & The Spiritual Songs; Gospelteers; Dell Woodruff & The Prodigal S…