The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council was told to expect another good year in the ongoing battle to control Hydrilla in Lake Gaston. Justin Nawrocki, the NC State Extension Associate for Lake Gaston said he and others have been out on the lake over the last several weeks and "have not seen any [hydrilla] topped out."
Refusing to be ignored as one of North Carolina's premier trophy catfish destinations, Lake Gaston unveiled another monster last Friday. Shortly after breaking off one huge fish, Zakk Royce of Murfreesboro rallied his efforts to overpower a massive 81-pound blue cat that he released.
An explosion Saturday afternoon rocked Osprey Pointe causing severe damage to a boat and endangering a woman. According to Sgt. Carl Hatcher with N.C. Wildlife, Friday afternoon at about 4 p.m., in or near Walker Hill Cove/ Osprey Point in Halifax County, Amy Reese, a 40-year-old white female from Charlotte was idling near her father’s dock, waiting for another person to join her on the boat, when the 1987, 19 foot Sea Ray with an inboard motor exploded.
Lyngbya on Lake Gaston has been a steady but persistent problem for the past several years. The acreage of lyngbya has not drastically increased in that time but there is enough, in developed areas of the lake to justify treatments. The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council has authorized the treatment of approximately 15 acres of lyngbya this fall.
Water clarity, purity and plants were the topics of the August Lake Gaston Association meeting. Bruce Johnson and Al Potter presented the results of their summer studies of water clarity and the presence of e.coli in the lake.
A new record number of participants gathered at The Pointe to swim, paddle, float, and walk across Lake Gaston Saturday. Officially, 400 people from all walks of life and diverse places all had one thing in common - the desire to join into one of the largest community events in this area to help raise money for local nonprofits and worthy causes.
Virginia Uranium, Inc., the Chatham-based company that owns one of the world’s largest uranium resources, located in Pittsylvania County, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Commonwealth of Virginia asking that the state’s 33-year-old law banning the development of uranium mining be nullified.