Lake Gaston gets cell service boost

Date Updated: 
07/31/2015

Cellular service near Lake Gaston has been poor in the past, according to Brady Martin, but now his company and Verizon are teaming up to give the area a boost. Martin, manager of marketing and economic development for Halifax Electric Membership Corporation, said Verizon is about to set up a new cellular tower near Lake Gaston in Warren County.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 16, 201531

Date Updated: 
07/30/2015

Lake Gaston is producing lots of small bass, with a few larger fish mixed in. Action centers on main lake points and boat docks. Topwaters, fished early and late in the day, and crankbaits and plastic worms, fished during the other times, are producing the bass. Carolina rigged worms are producing well around bridge pilings, where there is moving water, and off deep points.

C.A.T.S. show a knee-slapping, boot-stomping good time

Date Updated: 
07/29/2015

Opening Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m. on the stage of The Colonial Center for the Performing Arts in South Hill, the “C.A.T.S Country Review,” sponsored by The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Watkins Hearing Aids, is sure to entertain audiences of all ages from start to finish.

Duke Energy lawsuit dropped by eco groups

Date Updated: 
07/29/2015

The Southern Environmental Law Center and other environmental groups dropped a civil suit against Duke Energy last week insisting the company clean up its act. The document, filed in Wake County July 22, says the company has provided “a full remedy required by the laws it had violated – the elimination of coal ash contamination in the rivers, lakes and groundwater by removing coal ash from these failing disposal sites and restoring contaminated groundwater,” for the Ashville, Riverbend, Sutton and Dan River.

HGTV coming to Lake Gaston for show

Date Updated: 
07/24/2015

A film crew representing an HGTV house-hunting show, “Lakefront Bargain Hunt,” is expected in Halifax County next week. “A production assistant from an entertainment company in New York called and said they wanted to film,” said Wanda Clark, town clerk of Littleton.

Dominion Power talks pipeline with LGA; Residents ask questions about effects

Date Updated: 
07/21/2015

Dominion Power’s Bruce McKay had plenty to say at the Lake Gaston Association’s Annual Meeting Saturday. McKay was there to help residents understand where Dominion and its partners, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources (Virginia Natural Gas) are in the process of building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to Georgia.

Cantaloupe Festival draws huge crowd

Date Updated: 
07/22/2015
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Saturday’s intense heat and humidity did not prevent a huge crowd from Warren County and beyond from gathering for the annual Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival.

Preparations underway for The Crossing

Date Updated: 
07/22/2015

It’s time to sign up for one of the most fun and exciting events on Lake Gaston. The annual Crossing of Lake Gaston will be held Aug. 8 and registrations are now being taken online at osail.org. Each year, on the third Saturday in August, hundreds gather at the south side of Eaton’s Ferry Bridge, at Morningstar Marina, for an opportunity to cross Lake Gaston.

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