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The News & Advance

Date: 9/17/2014 9:58:00 AM

North Carolina papers include the Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer in Littleton, Mebane Enterprise, Caswell Messenger in Yanceyville, News of Orange in Hillsborough, Montgomery Herald in Troy, and Warren Record in Warrenton. The company also publishes

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College announces small business summit and expo

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 9/15/2014 9:52:00 AM

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning a small business summit and expo, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled for Tuesday

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Tailrace fishing great for stripers on Roanoke Rapids Lake

Date: 9/15/2014 12:12:00 AM

The magnet for summer stripers and fishermen like Biesecker is that the lake draws cooler water from the bottom of Lake Gaston through Gaston Dam, and that cool water is filled with baitfish. “I fish mainly below the dam in summer,” said Biesecker

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Walt Bowen: Competing in Buggs Island Bass Challenge

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 9/13/2014 1:13:00 PM

Upcoming area tournaments — Three area events next Saturday: 1. An ABA on Lake Gaston out of Morning Star Marina. Contact Melvin Jiggetts at (757) 559-7496 or 2. The Kerr Lake Bassmasters of Henderson will fish Mayo out of Triple

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Invasive hydrilla spreads rapidly in Eno River

The News & Observer

Date: 9/11/2014 4:32:00 AM

Other lakes in Eastern North Carolina, such as Lake Waccamaw, Lake Gaston and Lake Benson, have also suffered from hydrilla. In Lake Gaston, the cost of hydrilla management has reached up to $1 million. Richardson said hydrilla can carry bacteria harmful

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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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