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Foap App Turns Your Cell Phone Pics into Cash

ABC 8 WRIC

Date: 11/19/2014 3:05:00 PM

more than 130 and counting!" It wasn't until July that Morgan made a sale. Someone purchased his picture of the setting sun over Lake Gaston back in April. Some folks on the app have made hundreds, and even thousands of dollars. But it seems most have sold

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Virginia Beach councilman asks Sessoms to take leave

HamptonRoads.com

Date: 11/18/2014 10:34:00 PM

Welton ticked off Sessoms’ accomplishments: building Town Center, securing the Lake Gaston pipeline for drinking water, keeping taxes low, replenishing the beaches. He said not to let a few upset people talk him into stepping aside. “We love you

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Real Deals: Halle Cos. plans 300-acre development off Durham Freeway

The Durham News

Date: 11/13/2014 12:59:00 PM

It is building the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Charlotte as well as developing the Eaton’s Crossing residential community at Lake Gaston. It recently acquired the Ford’s Colony residential development in Rocky Mount and the Foxborough

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Real Deals: Halle Cos. plans 300-acre development off Durham Freeway

The News & Observer

Date: 11/13/2014 1:39:00 AM

It is building the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Charlotte as well as developing the Eaton’s Crossing residential community at Lake Gaston. It recently acquired the Ford’s Colony residential development in Rocky Mount and the Foxborough

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Balch Library Commission Honors Four For Heritage Efforts

Leesburg Today

Date: 11/10/2014 9:04:00 AM

Ashworth was fighting a similar battle to prevent water from Lake Gaston being siphoned off to Virginia Beach. That law was followed in 1976 and 1977 by the Scenic River Acts that designated first Goose Creek, then Catoctin Creek, as state scenic rivers

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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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