The new cool - Catfish

Date Updated: 
03/02/2016

It’s been two months since owner of Blues Brothers Guide Service owner Zakk Royce shattered two state records for largest catfish by hauling in 91 and 105 pound Blue Catfish from Lake Gaston within

Big names discuss water concerns

Date Updated: 
02/24/2016

With high water levels in the forefront of Lake Gaston residents minds these days, area government representatives met with representatives from Dominion Power and the Army Corps of Engineers last

What's to Blame for High Water on Lake Gaston?

Date Updated: 
02/13/2016
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

What’s to blame for high water on Lake Gaston for the past six to eight weeks? Dominion Power and the Army Corps of Engineers say it the continued rainy weather. But with the Corps proposing a change in how the lake level is being managed, some home owners aren’t convinced it’s just the weather.

Mecklenburg bans permanent additions to RV's and campers

Date Updated: 
02/10/2016
Source: 

Mecklenburg County Building Inspector Eddie Harris has advised owners of RV's and travel campers that is illegal to attach non-movable structures or to encase them inside a permanent structures. Letters to that effect were posted at Americamps and at the River Ridge subdivision near Bracey.

Realtors get lesson in weeds

Date Updated: 
02/06/2016

Lake Gaston realtors got a lesson in the aquatic weeds hierarchy from NC State University Extension Agent Justin Nawrocki this week. Nawrocki told agents they are the “first point of contact” with newcomers and they needed to be able to inform their clients and answer questions about the plants growing around docks, whether or not they are nuisance and who the new homeowners need to contact for treatments or information on how to manage the shoreline.

Bridge will be fixed but higher [Warren County] taxes loom

Date Updated: 
02/03/2016

A damaged section of Eaton’s Ferry Bridge will be repaired in the spring but Warren County’s District 2 Commissioner Tare Davis also warned lake residents higher property taxes may be on the horizon at his monthly community meeting.

Officials encourage radon testing

Date Updated: 
01/15/2016

Lake Gaston residents are battening down the hatches, working hard to keep warm as the January temperatures drop into the teens. County Health Officials say this is the perfect time to test for radon, a colorless, odorless gas that can build up in someone’s house or office.

Coast Guard commander in NC relieved of duties

Date Updated: 
01/12/2016
Source: 
Raleigh News & Observer

The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that its North Carolina commander has been temporarily relieved of duty due to “loss of confidence in his abilities to command.” The Coast Guard did not specify what Capt. Sean Murtagh did to bring about the change in command of Sector North Carolina. [Note: This includes Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston]

Angler hooks 105-pound blue catfish in Lake Gaston

Date Updated: 
12/24/2015
Source: 
WRAL-TV

Fisherman Zakk Royce has caught two record-breaking blue catfish in an 18-hour period. Media outlets report Royce set a state record for blue catfish Sunday when he caught a 91-pounder at Lake Gaston. Just 18 hours later, on Monday, he caught another blue catfish weighing 105 pounds at the same reservoir.

Fire Damages Home in Long Branch Subdivision

Date Updated: 
12/19/2015
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

A house fire heavily damaged a home on Brookstone Drive in the Long Branch Subdivision earlier this week. The Lake Gaston Fire and EMS web page says it's units managed to keep the fire from quickly spreading. The fire happened on Tuesday afternoon and apparently started from a grease fire in the kitchen.

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