Early voting for the Nov. 8 General Election begins today (Thursday) throughout the Roanoke-Chowan region. Lake Gaston Community Center will be open on Oct. 27-29 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 31-Nov. 4 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Striper fishing is excellent in Lake Gaston. Topwater lures early and late in the day, and live alewives, bucktails and rattling lures are best during the day. The main river channel downlake is the best area to hunt, paying particular attention to areas with 16-24 feet of water.
Heavy rains have fallen over much of the Lake Gaston and Kerr Lake area. As a result both Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston have risen significantly. Dominion Power says the lake level on Gaston rose to about 202 feet on Monday and is expected to fall slowly over the next several days.
Water levels were once again the topic for the Lake Gaston Association’s monthly meeting. LGA officials welcomed Dominion Energy’s Corey Chamberlain to explain to members what happens during extreme weather situations and how Lake Gaston will fare.
Three men, all aged 18, have been arrested in connection with several breaking & entering and larcenies in the Lake Gaston Area. The arrests were announced by the Mecklenburg Sheriff's Office which indicates coordination with the authorities in Brunswick and Warren (NC) Counties. More arrests and charges are pending.