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Fiscal Court approves IRBs for new $125 million bourbon warehouse complex

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court approved a resolution in support of $125 million in Industrial Revenue Bonds sought by Project Spirits. The company is planning to build up to 22 new bourbon warehouses on 186 acres in Nelson County. Each warehouse would store approximately […]

January 13th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News | Read More »

Video: Nelson Fiscal Court, Jan. 3, 2023 meeting

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 — Nelson Fiscal Court held its first meeting of 2023 with the county’s first Republican judge-executive and Republican-dominated Fiscal Court.. The meeting included a thorought review of the departments and agencies connected to the county, and lasted more than 4 hours. Running time: 4 hours […]

January 5th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Nelson Fiscal Court,Video | Read More »

New judge-executive, fiscal court kick off 2023 with marathon 4-hour meeting

By JIM & ELIJAH BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 — The first Nelson Fiscal Court of 2023 ran for nearly 4 hours on Tuesday, thanks in part to a detailed, single-spaced 3-page agenda that included a review of virtually every agency connected to Nelson County government. Leading his first court […]

January 4th, 2023 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court gets a demo of the next generation voting machines

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 — Nelson Fiscal Court got its first preview of the new voting machines offered by Harp Enterprises at its meeting Tuesday morning. Harp representative Ross Robertson previewed the latest model voting machines to the court, including the latest machines designed for voters with […]

December 6th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Prewitt named chair of healthcare emergency response coaltion

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 — Joe Prewitt, the Nelson County Emergency Services Director, has been named the interim chairman of the Healthcare Emergency Response & Advisory Coalition. As chairman, Prewitt will lead the coalition’s executive leadership committee, which includes representatives from public health, hospital, Emergency Management and other healthcare […]

November 19th, 2022 | Posted in Business News,Community News,County government,News,Public Safety | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court agrees to increase hourly pay for part-time jailers

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 — County Engineer Brad Spalding reported that the Hilton Lane bridge replacement project is completed and the new bridge is open to traffic. Some additional work on the approaches will be done as weather allows, he said. Work continues on the construction of […]

November 15th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Tim Hutchins wins judge-executive; next fiscal court to feature 4 Republicans

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 — A record number of Republican candidates in Tuesday’s election led to the largest number of Republicans ever elected in a single election in Nelson County. If the county’s ever experienced a “red wave,” Tuesday’s election was the closest we’ve come, taking down […]

November 8th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics | Read More »

Nelson Fiscal Court approves ARPA funds for Bloomfield, New Haven projects

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 — Ordering its road salt early has paid off for Nelson County government, according to Brad Spalding, the county engineer. The county recently took delivery of 714 tons of road salt, which replenished the county’s supply well before the arrival of winter. But […]

November 2nd, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,News,Politics | Read More »

Video: Judge executive candidates meet in final debate at Nelson Co. Civic Center

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 — Republican Tim Hutchins and Democrat Eric Shelburne faced off in a candidate forum sponsored by WBRT / WOKH and the Nelson County Gazette on Wednesday, Oct. 12th at the Nelson County Civic Center. The hourlong event featured Stan Mullins of Hardin County as the […]

October 27th, 2022 | Posted in Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Politics,Video | Read More »

Video: Hutchins interviewed by ‘Bradford & Brooks’ ahead of Nov. 8 election

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIOSTAFF REPORT Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 — Tim Hutchins, the Republican candidate for Nelson County judge-executive, was the guest interviewed by Jim and Margie on WBRT’s “Bradford & Brooks” radio show. Tim was asked to respond to questions about county employee concerns for their job security and other aspects of how […]

October 26th, 2022 | Posted in Bradford & Brooks,Breaking News,County government,Election News,Elections,News,Politics,Politics,Video | Read More »