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Paulette Leaphart walked from Biloxi to Washington


Date: 6/29/2016 1:06:00 PM

Mother and daughter made their way to Lake Gaston, where someone knew of her trek and helped them find a place to sleep. Latria Graham Taraysha and Sarah Woodall stop Leaphart outside of Falmouth, Virginia, on June 25 to see if she needs a ride

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Benson teen’s 117-pound catfish confirmed as N.C. state record

The News & Observer

Date: 6/29/2016 8:41:00 AM

Fifteen-year-old Landon Evans is the new N.C. Freshwater Fish State Record holder for blue catfish after landing a 117-pound, eight-ounce fish during a June 11 trip to Lake Gaston. The record was confirmed after being weighed on certified scales in

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Lake Gaston fireworks

Daily Herald

Date: 6/29/2016 8:41:00 AM

The American Veterans Tribute organization canceled its annual Fourth of July festival at Lake Gaston near the Pea Hill Creek, area, as previously reported in The Daily Herald, but the popular display at Eaton’s Ferry Bridge is still happening, officials

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Gerald Almy: Tactics for catching a giant catfish

Northern Virginia Daily

Date: 6/28/2016 2:51:00 PM

If anybody’s tactics can produce such a catch, it’s those perfected by the late, great Captain Sellers. Note: Virginia’s Lake Gaston produced an amazing 117-pound, 8-ounce blue catfish on June 11 for angler Landon Evans. This lake straddles the

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Lake sheriffs to talk at LGA meeting

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 6/28/2016 10:51:00 AM

The July 6 Lake Gaston Association monthly meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. and will feature the sheriffs from all five Lake Gaston counties: Brunswick Sheriff Brian Roberts, Mecklenburg Sheriff Bobby Hawkins, Northampton Sheriff Jack Smith, Warren

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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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