Celebration at lake for local POW

Date Updated: 
06/25/2017

When William Robinson arrived home to Roanoke Rapids in 1973, after 2,703 days as a prisoner of war in various North Vietnamese prison camps, his father simply said his son “looked beautiful.” Robinson is being honored during the American Veterans Tribute Fourth of July celebration Saturday, near Pea Hill Creek on Lake Gaston.

Boat capsizes, 3 elderly men dumped in river

Date Updated: 
06/24/2017

Three senior-aged men had to be rescued from the Roanoke River on Wednesday evening after their boat capsized, dumping them and their gear into the water.

QRR, One Year Out, topic of LGA meeting

Date Updated: 
06/23/2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Association

The July 5th Lake Gaston Association’s monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. will feature a representative of the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) who will talk about the Quasi Run of the River (QRR) one year after implementation. Q&A will follow.

Acclaim in the rain: Rosemont Wine & Art Festival

Date Updated: 
06/22/2017
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Despite rainy weather Saturday, the 9th annual Rosemont Wine & Art Festival drew a huge crowd to the LaCrosse winery.

Picnic in the Park returns July 3

Date Updated: 
06/22/2017

Picnic in the Park returns to South Hill’s Parker Park on Monday, July 3 from 7-10 p.m., with the fireworks show beginning around 9:15 p.m.

Federal lawsuit filed against Duke Energy

Date Updated: 
06/21/2017

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, today filed an enforcement action in federal court against Duke Energy for its illegal plans to leave over 6

Missing Garner man found dead in locked, abandoned building near Lake Gaston

Date Updated: 
06/22/2017
Source: 
WNCN-TV

A missing Garner man has been found dead inside a locked building on an abandoned property near Lake Gaston, deputies said. Thomas Earl Finch, 47, was found about 5 p.m.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 23, 2017

Date Updated: 
06/22/2017

In 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.

Man drowns in Lake Gaston

Date Updated: 
06/12/2017

A Miami, Florida, man is dead, drowning on the Virginia side of Lake Gaston. The victim, Richard C. Seavey, 49, was found at 7:28 p.m., Sunday, when search teams and divers discovered his body in the area of Gasburg, Virginia, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday.

The changing of the guard

Date Updated: 
06/08/2017

Grandma Jane searching for new family to host Coast Guard. It’s often hard to fill another’s shoes but unfortunately there are times when it’s necessary. Recently, Jane Teasley decided it’s time to find someone to fill her shoes when it comes to hosting members of the US Coast Guard Station in Elizabeth City.

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