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Recreational Property at Weiss Lake

Roger Griffeth

Date: 12/10/2017

Weiss Lake has a lot of property that touches the shoreline in Cherokee County. Are there restrictions on the use of this property? Who controls the land mass around the lake? When do you need a permit? All these questions are answered in my latest blog: "Weiss Lake Recreational Property"

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Man arrested in connection to Northampton County break-ins

News Channel3

Date: 12/8/2017 12:54:00 PM

Officials say that these charges stem from an investigation opened on November 3 that revolved around multiple breaking and entering cases in the Northampton County neighborhood area of Lake Gaston. Balmer received a secured bond of $150,000

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Enjoy what the lake has to offer during the holidays

Daily Herald

Date: 12/5/2017 8:59:00 AM

Another weekend of ho-ho-holiday cheer awaits you this weekend around Lake Gaston! It is hard to believe, but Christmas Day is less than 3 weeks away, and there are still so many great things to do. Enjoy the Community Tree of Love Illumination tomorrow

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Special December offers

Date: 12/3/2017 5:09:00 AM

Plenty of lakes in the Carolinas have both bass and stripers, but only a few also have walleye: Buggs Island and Lake Gaston on the North Carolina-Virginia border, and Lake Hartwell on the South Carolina-Georgia border. I’ve caught a lot of 8- and 9

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Fishing report for Dec. 1

Date: 11/30/2017 1:44:00 PM

Jeff Crow ( reports the following from Lake Country in southern Virginia: Kerr Reservoir and Lake Gaston water temperatures have been in the mid 50s this week, and the water level at the Kerr Reservoir continues to hold just below 295

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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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