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10/30/2014
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Lentz public shooting range reopens at Ellerbe

Charlotte Observer

Date: 10/29/2014 3:39:00 PM

Included was work at Lookout Shoals Lake on the Catawba River and W. Kerr Scott Reservoir in Wilkes County. These and the others – Lake Gaston, Lake Townsend and Oak Hollow Lake – lack natural shoreline habitat. Lookout Shoals is a relatively small

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Two guest speakers at next LGA meeting

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 10/29/2014 8:16:00 AM

The Lake Gaston Association will hold its next monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Lake Gaston Baptist Church. Guest speakers will be Sgt. Carl Hatcher and Shannon McAllister. Hatcher works with the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission Division of Law

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BOOTH-LAWRENCE

The Dispatch

Date: 10/27/2014 9:30:00 PM

Reception: A reception was hosted by the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kevin Booth at their family home on Lake Gaston, NC. Rehearsal Dinner: A rehearsal dinner was held on September 26, 2014 at the bride's family home on Lake Gaston, NC

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Cozart-Livingston

Wilson Daily Times

Date: 10/27/2014 5:25:00 AM

He is the grandson of Mrs. Sydnor Moye Cozart of Wilson and the late Mr. Cozart; Mrs. William Kreisler Neal of Lake Gaston and the late Mr. Neal; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Allon Z. Whitt Jr. of Raleigh. He graduated from Greenfield School and The

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Jean C. Hull

South Hill Enterprise

Date: 10/24/2014 11:24:00 AM

She was a homemaker, volunteer at R. T. Arnold Library and past treasurer of Lake Gaston Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, a lover of nature, gardening and needlework. She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, John C. Hull , a daughter Jean G

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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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