Snow Expected

Date Updated: 
01/16/2018
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

The national Weather Service has issued a "Winter Weather Advisory" for the Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston area from Tuesday at 11:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 3 inches are expected with the possibility of higher amounts in some areas.

Activists Protest Gov. Northam’s Position on Pipelines

Date Updated: 
01/14/2018
Source: 
Capital News Service

About 25 environmental activists demonstrated at Gov. Ralph Northam’s inauguration Saturday to protest his refusal to oppose two natural gas pipelines that energy companies want to build across Virginia.

Weighing in on new laws to protect catfish

Date Updated: 
01/11/2018

North Carolina Wildlife is taking threats to the Lake Gaston fishery very seriously and is proposing changes that will affect area blue catfish populations. N.C. Wildlife Office Dustin Durham said that the commission is proposing a new rule that will limit the number of catfish over 32 inches long that one can have in their daily creel limit, specifically in Kerr, Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids lakes, and a select few other estuaries in the state.

Ruff looking for answers

Date Updated: 
01/11/2018

After a brief respite, colder temperatures are coming back
throughout the area. Water will be freezing and so will launch ramps. Be

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report -January 12, 2018

Date Updated: 
01/11/2018

Very few anglers are out on Gaston, but those who brave the cold are reporting good fishing. Crappie catches are excellent for anglers fishing live minnows 8-12 feet deep around bridge pilings and submerged brush.

Lake Gaston hit by ‘snow bomb’

Date Updated: 
01/10/2018

Unseasonably cold temperatures set up the Lake Gaston region for an unusual snowfall last week. The National Weather Service out of Wakefield, Va.

Flu widespread in both Virginia and North Carolina

Date Updated: 
01/06/2018
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

Flu is widespread in both Virginia and North Carolina according to the most recent report from the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, it is widespread over most of the nation and has increased sharply. The CDC says this year’s flu seems to have also spread earlier in the season. This time of year can be especially bad after many people traveled all over the country to visit family - sharing airplanes and new spaces - and as a result, sharing germs.

Mecklenburg Electric seeks tobacco funds for broadband

Date Updated: 
12/19/2017

The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors sent a letter stating full support of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission grant for the Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Fiber Project.

Rabid skunk found in Macon area

Date Updated: 
12/13/2017
Source: 

Warren County Animal Control Director Dani Bowen reported on Monday that a skunk taken on Dec.

Bassmaster Elite Series Field set for 2018

Date Updated: 
12/15/2017
Source: 
RH Herald

A star-studded field of 111 professional bass anglers — including a mix of rookies, legends and veterans from other tournament circuits — will make up the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series field when competition gets underway on Lake Martin, Alabama, in February. There are 11 first-time Elite qualifiers and one Elite veteran, Rick Morris of Lake Gaston, Va., who is returning to the prestigious pro circuit after a three-year hiatus.

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