Northampton puts tax to the voters

Date Updated: 
12/10/2015

Voters of Northampton County should be aware of an addition to their ballot in the primary elections for 2016. In the Nov. 30 meeting of the Northampton County Commissioners, it was approved that the decision of a supplemental school tax, to be used to fund the building of a centrally located middle/high school for Northampton County, would be decided by the public.

No-wake zone on Six Pound Creek tabled

Date Updated: 
12/04/2015

A group of Lake Gaston residents will be going low tech in order to slow down boat traffic on Six Pound Creek. Instead of insisting a permanent no-wake zone be created in a tight turn on Lake Gaston’s Six Pound Creek, the residents instead have chosen to use diplomacy.

Residents speak out on [Lake Gaston] Greenway proposal

Date Updated: 
12/04/2015

Developments in the new Greenway 52 project are slow but steady. Residents met at The Corner Lot in Henrico recently to give their two-cents worth on a proposed greenway or trail along major thoroughfares around Lake Gaston.

Case by Virginia Uranium Dismissed

Date Updated: 
12/02/2015

Opponents of uranium mining in the Roanoke River Basin saw the light at the end of the tunnel as Senior U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser threw out Virginia Uranium’s motion for injunctive relief against Virginia’s governor and other officials, contending that the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 preempts the Virginia Code and requesting Virginia be forced to process permit applications for uranium mining.

Valley catching the holiday spirit

Date Updated: 
12/01/2015

It has taken several months and miles of garland, but Ellen Stefura, Lake Gaston area real estate agent, has assembled dozens of Christmas trees. Some in her house and some in her mother-in-law Elsie’s home next door.

Lakeland gears up for ‘Miracle on 34th Street: The Musical’

Date Updated: 
11/27/2015

Kris Kringle will have to prove to the Roanoke Valley and world Santa Claus is real come next week.

HEMC says let the light shine

Date Updated: 
11/28/2015

Progress was made Friday when District 2 Warren County Commissioner Tare Davis and members of the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce met with representatives of the Halifax Electric Membership Corporation concerning more lights on Eaton’s Ferry Bridge.

Robbery suspect caught by accident

Date Updated: 
11/24/2015

A man from Virginia is behind bars in Halifax County, N.C. after officials said he admitted to numerous charges of possession of stolen goods and robbery in the Lake Gaston area. Shawn Michael Morris of Virginia was arrested in the early morning hours, around 5 a.m., Friday...

Warren County begins revaluation process

Date Updated: 
11/18/2015

It’s time again for property revaluations in Warren County and commissioners recently approved a contract with Pearson’s Appraisal Service to perform the field work to finish the project by it’s 20

Area agencies looking for toys for kids

Date Updated: 
11/19/2015

In the past, Halifax County Sheriff deputies collected toys for area children. This year, they’re reviving the effort, according to Sheriff Wes Tripp.

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