Shooting suspect at large

Date Updated: 
03/25/2015
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

A Monday, March 23, shooting at 87 Botetourt Court in the Merrymount subdivision on Lake Gaston is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Loggers making residents see red

Date Updated: 
03/21/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

Some Lake Gaston residents are seeing a lot more red than they are use too as logging trucks are depositing large quantities of red mud on the highway in areas like Eaton’s Ferry Road.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - March 20, 2015

Date Updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Largemouth bass are biting well on Lake Gaston. Look for the warmest water and throw spinnerbaits into the shallows. Retrieve the lures at medium or fast speeds and you should catch fish.

Big Lake Gaston blue catfish narrowly misses state record

Date Updated: 
03/14/2015
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

What started out as a slow day turned into a fishing trip that the father and son duo of Jon and Zakk Royce of Murfreesboro will never forget. Lake Gaston has spit out its share of big blue catfish, but this past Monday, it almost produced a state record, falling short by 3 pounds when Jon Royce landed an 86-pound behemoth.

Lake Gaston management update topic of LGA mtg

Date Updated: 
03/14/2015

The Lake Gaston Association will hold their next monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Gaston Baptist Church located on Hwy. 903, 1 mile north of Eaton Ferry Bridge across from the Subway Restaurant,

[Hydrilla] Treatment plan on the table

Date Updated: 
03/12/2015

TAG officials gave their recommendation for noxious weed control for Lake Gaston this year. The Technical Advisory Group (TAG), an assembly of about 10 experts in the fields of fish habitat and the management and control of noxious weeds, are tasked with the responsibility of providing recommendations for the management of noxious weeds on Lake Gaston.

Water Safety Council unveils new project

Date Updated: 
03/06/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

The Lake Gaston Water Safety unveiled a new project for 2015 Wednesday. The Council has formed partnerships with area real estate agents to have boater safety and other pertinent information included in realty closing and rental packets.

Virginia Keeps Boating Safety Law Intact

Date Updated: 
03/11/2015

Boating safety advocates are relieved that the General Assembly defeated a proposal to exempt older Virginians from taking a state-mandated course before operating a motorboat.

No days off: Lake Gaston community strives to keep summer momentum rolling all year

Date Updated: 
02/22/2015
Source: 
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald

Thousands of visitors pack the Lake Gaston region and help make the area thrive during the summer months each year, but officials and residents actively work to keep the local economy going strong during the “off-season" as well.

Don’t celebrate revaluation just yet

Date Updated: 
02/21/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

Lake residents may be excited to hear their property values decreased in recent revaluations in Halifax and Northampton Counties, but according to county leaders that doesn’t necessarily mean their taxes are going down.

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