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Advance directives (living wills) topic of LGA meeting

The Daily Dispatch

Date: 2/22/2018 10:35:00 PM

The Lake Gaston Association will hold its next monthly meeting on March 7, at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Gaston Baptist Church on Highway 903 across from the Subway Restaurant. Al Thompson, attorney, will speak on "advance directives" to include living wills

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There’s plenty to do around here


Date: 2/20/2018 7:43:00 AM

Well, I beg to differ. I agree that larger cities may have more options, but there is plenty to do around the Lake Gaston region without much effort at all. Our day began at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a trip to Starbucks. Over green tea lattes with soy milk

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VGCC's Small Business Center honored

The Daily Dispatch

Date: 2/17/2018 12:23:00 PM

It has helped multiple businesses like it did with Precision Automotive Repair. For instance, when Larry Liles, owner of Lake Gaston Jet Ski, started to pursue the jet ski business, someone told him to go to Weary for assistance in figuring out how to

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Fishing report for Feb. 16


Date: 2/15/2018 1:40:00 PM

A few puppy drum are being caught periodically from the surf at Cape Point. Kerr Reservoir and Lake Gaston water temperatures rose significantly this week because of the warm weather and were as high as the low 50s in some areas. Meanwhile, the water level

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Things to do in the Valley


Date: 2/15/2018 7:20:00 AM

DJ and karaoke LITTLETON — A DJ, along with karaoke, will run from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, then Feb. 24 at The Pointe at Lake Gaston, 1865 Eaton Ferry Road. For more information, call The Pointe at 252-586-0466. Gospel concert HENDERSON — Karen

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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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