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Times Dispatch

Date: 10/21/2014 10:15:00 PM

Bob was also the ultimate handyman. He helped John (“Boss”) construct a house in Lake Gaston. If it could be built, Bob probably knew how to build it. And to think: these are only the stories that Rob III, Donna and Shirley can recall on a moment’s

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Jack Stover

Tri State Media

Date: 10/21/2014 2:33:00 PM

Former Boonville resident Lt. Col. Jack Wendell Stover died April 7. He was 81. Jack lived with his wife, Sylvia, in Littleton, N.C., on Lake Gaston in the northeastern part of the state. His favorite past time was to drive their RV anywhere to see anyone

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Column | Preparing for the worse on water issues

Date: 10/21/2014 12:16:00 PM

Of that, about 2.8 million came from the Northwest River and wells in the southern part of the city, 7.4 million came from the Lake Gaston treatment plant, and 6.3 million was purchased from Norfolk and Portsmouth

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Peggy W. Lambert

South Hill Enterprise

Date: 10/21/2014 11:14:00 AM

Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601; Lake Gaston Fire Department, 7609 Hwy 903, Bracey, VA 23919 or Southside Rescue Squad, 810 West Atlantic Street, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be made at

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Daniel, Flack Win 2015 Alabama Bass Trail Championship

Wired 2 Fish

Date: 10/14/2014 8:03:00 PM

Amongst those were the team of Craig Daniel and Jackie Flack, tournament veterans who had proved their mettle over the years all over; but especially on Lewis Smith Lake, the venue for the inaugural Alabama Bass Trail Championship. Saturday, the pair of

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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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