Federal court rejects [North Carolina] districting lines

Date Updated: 
02/07/2016

Only the U.S. Supreme Court can determine whether residents of Halifax, Northampton and Warren counties will be able to vote for their choice of candidates in North Carolina’s March 15 primary. “Oh yes, the U.S. Supreme Court,” U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield said Saturday afternoon. “The (federal) district court said no elections until the General Assembly takes care of the problem.

Realtors get lesson in weeds

Date Updated: 
02/06/2016

Lake Gaston realtors got a lesson in the aquatic weeds hierarchy from NC State University Extension Agent Justin Nawrocki this week. Nawrocki told agents they are the “first point of contact” with newcomers and they needed to be able to inform their clients and answer questions about the plants growing around docks, whether or not they are nuisance and who the new homeowners need to contact for treatments or information on how to manage the shoreline.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 5, 2016

Date Updated: 
02/04/2016

In Lake Gaston, largemouth bass in the 2-3 pound range are taking jig 'n pig baits in the north ends of the creeks. Larger bass and pickerel are also available just behind the dam. Spinnerbaits are the prime bait.

[Brunswick] Supervisors address high water levels at Lake Gaston

Date Updated: 
02/02/2016

On the recommendation of the Lake Gaston Association the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors voted to send a letter to Dominion and the Corps of Engineers asking them to pause with plans to raise

Bridge will be fixed but higher [Warren County] taxes loom

Date Updated: 
02/03/2016

A damaged section of Eaton’s Ferry Bridge will be repaired in the spring but Warren County’s District 2 Commissioner Tare Davis also warned lake residents higher property taxes may be on the horizon at his monthly community meeting.

New Plan for Lake Levels

Date Updated: 
01/24/2016
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which managed the John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir, is proposing the new water management plan entitled the "Quasi Run of the River," or QRR. The corps says this proposal is designed to allow Kerr Lake managers to release more water, more quickly. It will will change the way water levels are handled on Kerr Lake, Lake Gaston and down the Roanoke River. The proposal has quickly stirred up debate.

Officials encourage radon testing

Date Updated: 
01/15/2016

Lake Gaston residents are battening down the hatches, working hard to keep warm as the January temperatures drop into the teens. County Health Officials say this is the perfect time to test for radon, a colorless, odorless gas that can build up in someone’s house or office.

Coast Guard commander in NC relieved of duties

Date Updated: 
01/12/2016
Source: 
Raleigh News & Observer

The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that its North Carolina commander has been temporarily relieved of duty due to “loss of confidence in his abilities to command.” The Coast Guard did not specify what Capt. Sean Murtagh did to bring about the change in command of Sector North Carolina. [Note: This includes Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston]

Angler hooks 105-pound blue catfish in Lake Gaston

Date Updated: 
12/24/2015
Source: 
WRAL-TV

Fisherman Zakk Royce has caught two record-breaking blue catfish in an 18-hour period. Media outlets report Royce set a state record for blue catfish Sunday when he caught a 91-pounder at Lake Gaston. Just 18 hours later, on Monday, he caught another blue catfish weighing 105 pounds at the same reservoir.

Fire Damages Home in Long Branch Subdivision

Date Updated: 
12/19/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

A house fire heavily damaged a home on Brookstone Drive in the Long Branch Subdivision earlier this week. The Lake Gaston Fire and EMS web page says it's units managed to keep the fire from quickly spreading. The fire happened on Tuesday afternoon and apparently started from a grease fire in the kitchen.

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