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Looking Back. Virginia Beach 93-year-old recalls drilling wells in growing city

Date: 2/5/2016 7:27:00 AM

In 1998, 16 years after approval by City Council, Virginia Beach began piping in water from the Roanoke River basin at Lake Gaston, primarily for properties north of the green line. South of the line, most properties remain dependent upon well water

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Midland Park resident Dorothy (Nydam) Winters Churco, 89, died Jan. 21

North Jersey

Date: 2/3/2016 9:53:00 PM

She had been a member of the Wyckoff Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary; the Roanoke Wildwood Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary; the Women's Club of Lake Gaston, Va., having served as president; and the Needlework Club in North Carolina. She also had been

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Boards come together, focus on school facilities

South Hill Enterprise

Date: 2/2/2016 1:11:00 PM

What we’re asking the steering committee to do is offer sound advice on behalf of the community.” School board member Brent Richey, of Lake Gaston, asked how much filtering the steering committee would do. “I guess I’m a little concerned that I

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Local country artist helps make girl’s wish come true

Hopewell News

Date: 1/29/2016 3:23:00 PM

Haley Hayes, who lives with her family in Bracey County, near Lake Gaston, was diagnosed with Infantile Onset Pompe Disease in 2006, when she was 6 months old. The disorder affects the functions of the heart and muscles. Without treatment, the disorder is

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Ultimate Dream Home winners announced

The Sudbury Star

Date: 1/29/2016 2:07:00 PM

Berkeley Spiesz of Espanola; and Brian Alemany of Elliot Lake. Roger Tanguay of Elliot Lake, Gaston Lavallee of Garson and Luke Auger all won $1,000 Metro cards. Four other winners received $500 Home Hardware gift cards -- Madeline Labine of Azilda

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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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