Authorities are looking for a missing boater after his boat ran into a concrete pilling near the Gaston Dam in Halifax County. State Wildlife Resources Commission Sgt. Glen Hatcher told the Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids that searchers aren't sure if 31-year-old John Sutton was still in his boat or had already fallen out when it struck the piling early Saturday morning.
Aquatic weed watchers around Lake Gaston have their eyes peeled for a literal rising threat. Lyngbya, a blue green algae ,has been spotted and plotted at volunteer survey points during the Lake Gaston Associations annual aquatic plants survey in increasing numbers.
The Roanoke River Basin Upper Reach Program is asking Warren County Commissioners for a letter of support Wednesday at the Commissioner’s Work session. Warren County Economic Development Director Ken Bowman is on the agenda to present plans for Lake Country Horse Park and Camp Hawtree (LCH+CH). The development is slated to be located five miles off U.S. 1, eight miles off of the Interstate 85 Wise exit, on Cole Farm Road.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one and all to the Lakeland Theatre Company Renaissance Feaste! Local performers have joined forces to develop a genre new to Lakeland Theatre. The Renaissance Feaste is an elegant formal dinner entertained with musical and dramatic arts representing the height of the Renaissance period (1500-1650).
The water level on Lake Gaston is to be raised between now and June 1st to support fish spawning. Dominion Virginia Power has the authority to raise the water level as much as a foot but says it only expects the water to be raised an inch or two.