Virginia House of Delegates votes against age exemption in boater safety

Date Updated: 
02/25/2015
Source: 
Roanoke Times

The bid to give older boaters a pass on Virginia’s safety training requirements was voted down by the House of Delegates this week.

County water main bursts

Date Updated: 
02/25/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

A recent “Siberian Express” weather front that slammed the Lake Gaston region last week with strong, blustery winds and temperatures in the single digits caused more problems in the area than just having to bundle up warmly.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - February 27, 2015

Date Updated: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015

With the continued extremely cold weather, most waters are either iced in or are showing lots of ice, particularly in shallow areas. Consequently, few anglers are out. On Lake Gaston, water temperatures are in the low to high 40s, and fishing is fair.

Snow Totals/Power/Roads

Date Updated: 
02/26/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

Snow totals in the Lake Gaston Kerr Lake area ranged from about 7 inches to just over 9 inches. The heaviest amounts were recorded toward the middle of Lake Country, with nine inches reported at locations in Vance and Warren Counties.

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.

‘The Road to Appomattox’ comes to Lawrenceville

Date Updated: 
02/18/2015
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

A limited run of “The Road to Appomattox” at Barter Stage II comes down the road to Lawrenceville on Friday, Feb. 27, as part of The ArtBank of Southside Virginia 25th Anniversary Series.

Five Year Project to Repair I-85 in North Carolina

Date Updated: 
02/14/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has unveiled a draft five-year plan to repair and upgrade Interstate 85 from the Virginia line twenty miles south into Warren and Vance Counties.

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