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Halle Cos. Plans 300-Acre Mixed-Use Residential Development off Durham Freeway

multihousingnews.com

Date: 11/26/2014

The company’s other projects in the region include the Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Charlotte, the Eaton’s Crossing residential community at Lake Gaston, the Ford’s Colony residential development in Rocky Mount and the Foxborough Crossing

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Aquatic vegetation survey results the topic of next LGA meeting

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 11/24/2014 1:15:00 PM

The Lake Gaston Association will hold its next monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Lake Gaston Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Brett M. Hartis, Ph.D., aquatics extension and research associate for the Department of Crop Science at

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Couple to donate to PVHS in memory of fallen player

South Hill Enterprise

Date: 11/24/2014 12:37:00 PM

Since buying a second home on Lake Gaston in the Bracey area, Chapel Hill Chiropractor Dr. Charles Hecht and his wife, Jeanne, have found the local community to be very welcoming and giving. “We love it here,” said Jeanne, who works in pharmaceuticals

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Aquatic vegetation survey results the topic of next LGA meeting

Henderson Daily Dispatch

Date: 11/24/2014 11:03:00 AM

The Lake Gaston Association will hold its next monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Lake Gaston Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be Brett M. Hartis, Ph.D., aquatics extension and research associate for the Department of Crop Science at

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Michael S. Taylor

roanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Date: 11/23/2014 9:19:00 AM

He enjoyed multiple outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, swimming, biking, boating, and especially spending time at his Lake Gaston home with his family. He devoted his life to his God, his family, his church and community and will be

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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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