No sign of boater who disappeared fishing near Gaston Dam

Date Updated: 
04/26/2015
Source: 
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Authorities are looking for a missing boater after his boat ran into a concrete pilling near the Gaston Dam in Halifax County. State Wildlife Resources Commission Sgt. Glen Hatcher told the Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids that searchers aren't sure if 31-year-old John Sutton was still in his boat or had already fallen out when it struck the piling early Saturday morning.

Another threat rising to the top of noxious weed list

Date Updated: 
04/26/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

Aquatic weed watchers around Lake Gaston have their eyes peeled for a literal rising threat. Lyngbya, a blue green algae ,has been spotted and plotted at volunteer survey points during the Lake Gaston Associations annual aquatic plants survey in increasing numbers.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 24, 2015

Date Updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2015

Fishing on Lake Gaston has been good this past week. Striper fishermen are catching fish on live shad and bucktails cast up on the bank in the upper end of the lake, near Kerr Dam.

Lake Gaston Safety Council to meet April 29

Date Updated: 
04/23/2015
Source: 
Brunswick Times-Gazette

Denny Salas, incoming executive director of Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) will be the guest speaker at the Lake Gaston Safety Council meeting on Wednesday, April 29, talking about safe t

Equine Center on the table

Date Updated: 
04/23/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

The Roanoke River Basin Upper Reach Program is asking Warren County Commissioners for a letter of support Wednesday at the Commissioner’s Work session. Warren County Economic Development Director Ken Bowman is on the agenda to present plans for Lake Country Horse Park and Camp Hawtree (LCH+CH). The development is slated to be located five miles off U.S. 1, eight miles off of the Interstate 85 Wise exit, on Cole Farm Road.

Lakeland Theatre presents “Renaissance Feaste” May 8 & 9

Date Updated: 
04/17/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one and all to the Lakeland Theatre Company Renaissance Feaste! Local performers have joined forces to develop a genre new to Lakeland Theatre. The Renaissance Feaste is an elegant formal dinner entertained with musical and dramatic arts representing the height of the Renaissance period (1500-1650).

Water Levels to Rise; Supports "Fish Spawning"

Date Updated: 
04/10/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

The water level on Lake Gaston is to be raised between now and June 1st to support fish spawning. Dominion Virginia Power has the authority to raise the water level as much as a foot but says it only expects the water to be raised an inch or two.

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