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Lake Gaston meeting hosted by VCU Health Community Memorial

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 3/25/2017 10:26:00 PM

The April 5 Lake Gaston Association's monthly meeting to be held at 9:30 a.m. will feature Scott Burnette, CEO of VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital. Burnette will report on the progress of the new Virginia Commonwealth University Health Community

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Audrey Faye Grettum

Tidewater News

Date: 3/24/2017 2:22:00 PM

LAKE GASTON, N.C. — Audrey Faye Shadden Grettum passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at her home. Faye was known for her kindness and lovingness shown to everyone she met. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Charles Grettum. Faye was a

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Rowing Hosts George Mason For Spring Meet

Date: 3/23/2017 9:22:00 AM

The team traveled to Cocoa Beach, Fla., Lake Gaston, N.C. and New Braunsfels, Texas for workouts and scrimmage opportunities against other colleges and universities. Following the race, head coach Daniel Garbutt and the team will congregate at the ODU

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Auxiliary flotilla receives award

Daily Herald

Date: 3/22/2017 8:54:00 AM

Halifax Resolves N.C. SAR Chapter Vice President R.J. Myrick recently awarded the SAR Flag Certificate to the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla No. 93, Lake Gaston, recognizing them for properly flying the U.S. flag for patriotic reasons

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Homestretch Raises $100K at Fundraiser

Falls Church News-Press

Date: 3/21/2017 1:12:00 PM

There were 321 attendees and nearly $100,000 was raised for Homestretch. Big ticket items were some great vacation spots, including Lake Gaston and Cazumel. (Photo: Stacy

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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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