Carleigh Nesbit is a Charlottesville singer songwriter with a sound that Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange describes as “embodying the spirit of modern mountain music.” Her songwriting which combines her Virginia heritage with country and roots influences has been recognized by Songwriter Universe Magazine, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Great Lakes Songwriting Contest, and Charlottesville’s own Thomas Jefferson Center for Free Expression. In 2008 Nesbit released her debut album Flower to the Bee which was described by one local radio DJ as “originial songs so well-written they sound like covers that everyone should know. For the All-American girl who upon first glance seems like she’d be more poised for the popular crowd than an Americana-loving, Dylan-and-Richard Thompson loving songwriter, I believe that in five to ten years we will look back on Carleigh Nesbit and say ‘I remember when…'”
Some back roads in Greene and Augusta are closed because of rain-swollen creeks and rivers.
The sheriff's office in Amherst County says there's a person of interest in a recent assault case on the campus of Sweet Briar College.
A horse from Chesapeake has been euthanized after it tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
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