Wintergreen Sold to Coal Baron

James C. Justice II has bought the financially distressed Wintergreen Resort, Nate Delesline III reports for the Daily Progress. The colorful coal baron was profiled by the Post when he bought The Greenbriar three years ago, after owner CSX put the money-losing West Virginia resort into bankruptcy. A remarkably warm winter put Wintergreen in a tough spot, presumably lowering its value enough to make it a tempting takeover target for Justice. The sale should close next month.

Justice also owns seven square miles of land in southern Albemarle, which he bought from MeadWestvaco last year. No word on why he bought it, or what he intends to do with it.

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