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Bass moving in Lake Gaston

North Carolina Sportsman

Date: 4/19/2018 5:16:00 AM

April is a big month for bass fisherman at Lake Gaston on the North Carolina/Virginia border. As the spawn closes in, bass activity will reach a fever pitch, and anglers like guide J.T. Palmore of Blackstone, Va., will be focusing on fish in both the

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Man charged in fatal Lake Gaston house fire indicted in murder of Vance businessman


Date: 4/18/2018 9:24:00 AM

Henderson, N.C. — A man charged with murder in a March kidnapping and fatal house fire in a Lake Gaston community has been indicted in the murder of a Vance County businessman last fall. A grand jury on Monday indicted Kevin Munn on charges of first

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DA: Man charged in fatal Lake Gaston house fire indicted in murder of Vance businessman


Date: 4/18/2018 8:55:00 AM

Henderson, N.C. — A man charged with first-degree murder in a March kidnapping and fatal house fire in a Lake Gaston community was indicted Tuesday in the murder of a Vance County businessman who was killed at his home in October, according to District

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Man indicted in slaying of Vance County businessman

The Daily Dispatch

Date: 4/17/2018 7:10:00 PM

One of the two suspects arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the home invasion and fatal fire in the Lake Gaston area of Warren County in March is now also facing charges in the slaying of a Vance County businessman. Kevin

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Lake Currents: Plenty to do around Lake Gaston

Daily Herald

Date: 4/17/2018 8:19:00 AM

I promised two weeks ago that I would share more fantastic things for you to do around the Lake Gaston region now that spring has officially arrived and brought with it warmer, sunnier days. You won’t believe everything our region has in store for you

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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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