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Lake Gaston Ladies Club holds meetings

Daily Herald

Date: 11/19/2015 11:33:00 AM

The Lake Gaston Ladies Club recently held its October meeting at Kirkwood Adams Center in Roanoke Rapids. The Club met on Tuesday for its December meeting. The October meeting featured many talented members who worked hard to prepare for the day and the

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Delayed not defeated

Date: 11/19/2015 7:35:00 AM

There is no waste, no smell and there is a need for this facility.” David Iles of Thelma in Halifax County off Lake Gaston addressed the commissioners next. Iles raises free-range pork and grass-fed beef. He said Miller’s facility is clean

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Giving Santa a hand

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 11/14/2015 12:16:00 PM

Craig Hahn, executive director of the Warren County Chamber of Commerce, learned of the gap and enlisted the help of radio station WARR-AM, the Warren Record and the Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce to organize the Warren County Santa’s Christmas List to

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Area agencies looking for toys for kids

Daily Herald

Date: 11/12/2015 10:00:00 AM

Christmas is still five weeks away, but another local organization also is collecting toys for children. The Lake Gaston Association, in partnership with The John 3:16 Center in Littleton, has rolled out its annual toy collection drive which helps about

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Family And Friends Pay Last Respects to Pioneer Dorothy Helms


Date: 11/10/2015 5:30:00 PM

Friend Linda Harris says she has fond memories working with the Helms for many years at a Christian youth camp on Lake Gaston. "Tremendous love for young people and certainly their love for the Lord Jesus Christ. They were partnering with us in Christian

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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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