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Lake Gaston Ladies have September meeting

Daily Herald

Date: 10/1/2015 12:18:00 PM

Although the amount of time spent on the water is decreasing, there are many activities to fill the days. September brought the beginning of many of those activities as the Lake Gaston Ladies Club got under way for 2015-16. Recently, 215 members and guests

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The fried pickle

Daily Herald

Date: 9/25/2015 1:00:00 AM

We decided it was beautiful outside — why not drive out to The Pointe at Lake Gaston and grab a bite to eat. We sat outside and listened to — surprise! — The Embers. We didn’t even know they were scheduled to perform. Great music and great food

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Medicare overview and 2016 update topic of LGA meeting

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 9/22/2015 12:12:00 PM

Lake Gaston Association’s monthly meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. Jodie Dowhan, a volunteer with the N.C. Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, will present an overview of Medicare and discuss 2016 changes. A question-and

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Tips to locate bass during fall transition

Louisiana Sportsman

Date: 9/21/2015 3:47:00 PM

Bass fishermen like Rick Morris of Bracy, Va. — a five-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier who has moved home to guide on Lake Gaston, a 20,000-acre reservoir on the North Carolina-Virginia border — know it’s a matter of understanding which features

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Bowen: Landing spotted bass on Lake Gaston

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 9/19/2015 6:09:00 AM

The weather was beautiful last Sunday while Susan and I were out on Lake Gaston taking photos of each other catching bass. We were wrapping up an article about bass fishing on Lake Gaston during fall and winter with an Alabama Rig. Using a YUM Flash Mob

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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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