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Friends 'praying for a miracle' as Raleigh cyclist clings to life


Date: 10/21/2016 1:09:00 AM

I just couldn't believe this all happened. I still can't," Richards said of Cove. James Glenn, like Cove, is an accomplished triathlete who was hit by a car near Lake Gaston. "If you look at the last two years, we have had a crazy amount of incidents of

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Guest speakers will be at next LGA meeting

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 10/20/2016 11:27:00 PM

The Lake Gaston Association will hold their next monthly meeting Nov. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Gaston Baptist Church located on N.C. 903 across from the Subway Restaurant. Guest speakers will be A.J. Reyes, extension specialist for Lake Gaston

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Signs of the times

Daily Herald

Date: 10/20/2016 8:44:00 AM

Northampton County’s early voting locations are Gaston Elementary School, 400 Broughton St. in Gaston; the Lake Gaston Center, 546 N.C. Highway 46 in Gaston; the Roanoke Center, 409 N. Main St. in Rich Square; and the Northampton County Board of

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Early voting opens

Date: 10/20/2016 8:25:00 AM

for voting). The Northampton Board has decided to open four voting sites – the Board of Elections Office in Jackson, the Roanoke Center in Rich Square, Gaston Elementary School (only on Saturdays), and at Lake Gaston Community Center. The Northampton BOE

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Roanoke River Ramble delayed because of flood waters

Daily Herald

Date: 10/19/2016 8:28:00 AM

Please be sure to give the outfitters plenty of notice so they will be able to help you. Lake Gaston Outfitters - Dave and Heidi Blodgett, 252-586-1770 Roanoke Outdoor Adventures - Heber Coltrain, 252-809-9488

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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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