Veteran nonprofit organization cancels Independence Day celebration

Date Updated: 
06/24/2016

Citing a lack of funds, the American Veterans Tribute organization canceled its annual Fourth of July festival at Lake Gaston, near Pea Hill Creek. Throughout its past 30 years of production, the event has become known as one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the area. (Editor's Note: This is a different event from the Longbridge Fire Department fireworks at Eaton Ferry Bridge, which will go on as scheduled on July 2nd)

This enormous blue catfish caught in Lake Gaston set a new NC record

Date Updated: 
06/23/2016
Source: 
Charlotte Observer

Landon Evans, a 15-year-old from Benson, pulled a new record-setting blue catfish out of Lake Gaston on June 11 — the enormous fish weighed 117 pounds, 8 ounces.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 24, 2016

Date Updated: 
06/23/2016

On Lake Gaston, bass are deep, taking plastic worms on main lake points and boat docks. Carolina-rigged lizards are the most productive baits. Uplake, live shad are taking stripers and large bass, suspended in the main river channel. Plastic frogs and floating worms are taking bass from the grass edges on points.

Small plane crashes, flips into Lake Gaston near Littleton

Date Updated: 
06/18/2016
Source: 
WRAL-TV

A small plane crashed and flipped on Saturday into the waters of Lake Gaston near Littleton. William Bennett, of Williamsburg, Virginia, was trying to land the aircraft on the water near Eaton Ferry Bridge Road, but his wheels were engaged, according to officials. When the plane hit the water, it flipped onto its roof.

[Kerr Lake] QRR flood plan receives final approval

Date Updated: 
06/10/2016

Water management officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District have received final approval for a change to flood operations at John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir.

Dare County teen drowns at Lake Gaston

Date Updated: 
06/01/2016
Source: 
WAVY-TV

A Dare County teen drowned at Lake Gaston in North Carolina over the weekend, authorities tell WAVY.com. Lt. Mitchell DeLoatch with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Dylan Turner, from Colington, drowned Sunday afternoon.

Shady Shack Grill grand opening

Date Updated: 
05/28/2016

The Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of Shady Shack Grill on Lake Gaston. Shady Shack, at Poplar Point Marine,

Fed says no wake speed at Eaton Ferry Bridge

Date Updated: 
05/21/2016

They say it’s hard to teach an old dog a new trick but, in Coast Guard Auxiliary member Jane Teasley’s words, she said recently she learned something new about boating on Lake Gaston at a Water Saf

Morris pleads guilty to LG thefts

Date Updated: 
05/05/2016
Source: 

Shawn Michael Morris, 36, of Virginia Beach, Va., could spend nearly six years behind bars after pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection with a number of November thefts from Lake Gaston businesses, homes and vehicles.

Mooneyham Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Gaston

Date Updated: 
05/02/2016
Source: 
BassResource.com

Scott Mooneyham of Fayetteville, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Lake Gaston.

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