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Counties want you prepared for election

Daily Herald

Date: 9/29/2016 11:15:00 AM

In Northampton County they are the Northampton County Elections Office, Lake Gaston Community Center, The Roanoke Center in Rich Square, and on Saturdays only Gaston Elementary School will be open. Absentee by Mail ballots are also an option for voters

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At 1-year mark, Risin’ Smoke a smokin’ success story

South Hill Enterprise

Date: 9/28/2016 10:20:00 PM

Jeff said regular customers come from Clarksville, Victoria, Lawrenceville, Chase City, Lake Gaston, North Carolina and beyond, not to mention the interstate travelers and barbecue connoisseurs. “Barbecue has such a great following, and a lot of people

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LGVFD to host oyster roast

South Hill Enterprise

Date: 9/27/2016 10:04:00 AM

The Lake Gaston Volunteer Fire Department is preparing to host its first ever Oyster Roast fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon until 4 p.m. at True Story Acres, located at 612 Blackridge Road in the La Crosse area. The venue is the same as the

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North American Giant Catfish

Date: 9/26/2016 9:14:00 AM

Lake Gaston has already produced at least a few fish over 100-pounds, including the 117-pound 8-ounce North Carolina state record, caught by a 15 year old angler in June 2016. Beyond Buggs Island, Gaston and America’s big rivers, the ‘where,’ ‘when

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Nye returns to restaurant biz with Hoppin' John's

The Daily Advance

Date: 9/24/2016 11:31:00 PM

He received his culinary education from Wake Technical Community College. His early experience includes working at a country club in Wake Forest. Strickland said he also helped rescue a restaurant in Lake Gaston and helped open another one in Louisburg

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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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