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200.14 FEET
3/29/2015
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Lake Inter Basin Tranfer proposal raises concerns

South Hill Enterprise

Date: 3/27/2015 12:47:00 PM

Rives Manning, who serves on the RRBA board, the Lake Gaston Weed Control Council and is a Halifax County (N.C.) commissioner and resident said he personally is against granting the Interbasin Water Transfer certificate to the water system. He said the

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Water Resources Outlook for March 26, 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 3/26/2015

Water Resources Outlook for March 26

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Shooting suspect at large

South Hill Enterprise

Date: 3/24/2015 10:43:00 PM

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. According to Mecklenburg County Sheriff R.W

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Obituary – Bettie Payne Battenfield

Henrico Citizen

Date: 3/20/2015 10:27:00 AM

Bettie and Dick had a wonderful life together and built a beautiful second home at Lake Gaston, where they spent great times with family and friends. They enjoyed an early retirement and spent 25 years wintering in Key Largo, Fla., where they made life

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Gaston produces near-record blue cat

South Hill Enterprise

Date: 3/20/2015 9:49:00 AM

Sometimes coming in second isn’t a bad thing. Just ask Jon Royce, who caught the second largest blue catfish on record in North Carolina out of Lake Gaston last week — 86 pounds. Royce said he and his son, Zakk, from Murfreesboro, N.C., are genuinely

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• Surface Area: 20,300 Acres
Lake Gaston is a hydroelectric reservoir in east United States of America. Part of the lake is in the North Carolina counties of Halifax, Northampton, and Warren. The part extending into Virginia lies in Brunswick and Mecklenburg counties. Lake Gaston is roughly 35 miles long and covers over 20,000 acres, with 350 miles of shoreline.
The area surrounding the lake is home to more than 150,000 residents. The nearest towns are Littleton and Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina, and Clarksville and South Hill in Virginia.
The lake is not federally owned. It was formed when the Virginia Electric Power Company (VEPCO) built Gaston Dam on the Roanoke River to generate electricity for Dominion Resources, which owns the lake. The dam is located on the North Carolina side and generates electricity for Dominion North Carolina Power, which is the North Carolina operating company of Dominion Resources. The dam includes four hydroelectric generators, with a total generating capacity of 224 megawatts.
Lake Gaston is fed by water from Kerr Lake upstream, and supplies water to Roanoke Rapids Lake downstream, a smaller predecessor to Lake Gaston. This is one of the few areas of the country with three hydroelectric dams so close together.
Lake Gaston has long been popular for fishing and other water recreation. The lake is a favorite vacation spot, because it is close to the Research Triangle region of North Carolina and is close to I-85 and I-95. Lake Gaston was built for flood control, hydroelectric power and recreational enjoyment, including activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing and wakeboarding.
The lake has been a popular retirement destination since the 1970s. Retirees are drawn from all over the country by the rural feel of the area while also being close to larger cities. There are few vacant waterfront lots remaining on the favored parts of the lake. Some buyers are purchasing smaller homes and demolishing them to make larger vacation homes. Most waterfront lots now cost over $300,000.
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