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January 4, 2019

Phelps Road Project Historic Designation

January 4, 2019
The former Phelps Road school project has met its first milestone. To read more on Phelps Road

Phelps Road Project Historic Designation

January 4, 2019
The former Phelps Road school project has met its first milestone.  Waukeshaw Development has been given preliminary historic designation approval by the State Department of Historic Resources Review Board, which makes the project eligible for state historic tax credits.  In June the project will be reviewed for the Federal historic designation in order to qualify for federal historic tax credits.  Both the federal and state tax credit programs are administered in Virginia through the Department of Historic…

Amherst has Defending state archery champion

January 4, 2019

The County enters into an agreement for the sale of Winton

October 22, 2018
The Board of Supervisors of Amherst County has entered an exclusive negotiation and due diligence period with Waukeshaw Development for the Winton Farm property.  Waukeshaw Development proposes that it will purchase the 286-acre property for $800,000 cash. A conservation easement on a majority of the acreage will be gifted back to the county to preserve its rural character.  Approximately 70 acres will be gifted to the County for a fairground, park and events venue. Additionally,…

Leadership Amherst Graduates its Inaugural Class

May 23, 2018
Leadership Amherst graduated its inaugural class last night.  The eight-month course gave participants skills that are needed to examine their organization and how to be an effective leader in an ever-changing world. They were provided an understanding of the opportunities and issues facing Amherst County and challenged them to use their leadership abilities to influence, motivate and enable others to contribute toward the good of their organizations and the community.   Claudia Tucker, Chair of…

Leadership Amherst Applications are now being accepted

May 2, 2018
Leadership Amherst seeks to develop community and business leaders to help guide Amherst County into a prosperous future for its citizens and businesses.  In Leadership Amherst, experienced speakers and facilitators guide participants through the trusted leadership principles that drive employee engagement and are the foundation for today’s high-performance teams and communities.   Leadership Amherst will provide training and skills you need to lead effectively in today’s changing environment. The curriculum will cover the skills needed to persuade and…

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March 21, 2018
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Cooper Steel Purchases Lynchburg Steel

December 12, 2017
COOPER STEEL GROWING National steel company, Cooper Steel celebrates expansion with ceremony at newest location in Amherst, Virginia December 12th at 1:30 pm Cooper Steel Fabricators Inc., the nationally-recognized, Nashville steel fabrication and contracting firm, announces the official opening of it’s newest subsidiary “Cooper Steel of Virginia” (formerly Lynchburg Steel). The location marks Cooper’s fourth company expansion from their original base of operation in Shelbyville, TN, and while small structural and aesthetic improvement plans are…

Economic Development Strategic Plan Update

November 21, 2017
It’s been a year since the unveiling of the Amherst County Economic Development Strategic Plan. Come hear what’s been accomplished and what’s on next year’s agenda this Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 pm at the Amherst County High School. As part of the Strategic Plan, Amherst County is becoming the first Certified Entrepreneur Community (CEC) in Virginia. Amherst County officially launched the pursuit of the Certified Entrepreneurial Community® Program in 2016 with a community retreat…
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