Del. Byron Defends Her Broadband Legislation

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Republican lawmaker on Thursday defended her broadband-access bill from critics who say it favors established internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon while limiting competition from other companies and local governments.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 20, 2017

Date Updated: 
01/19/2017

When the wind allows access to Lake Gaston, largemouth bass are hitting crankbaits in 4-6 feet of water just inside the feeder creeks. Good-sized largemouth bass are also being caught on slow-rolled spinnerbaits, fished along steep dropping points in the Poplar Creek area

Beach Boys at MRAC sold out

Date Updated: 
01/16/2017

The Meherrin River Arts Council kicks off their 2017 annual concert series on Jan. 21 with music legends The Beach Boys in a sold out show.

Goat island reopened for two-legged visitors

Date Updated: 
01/13/2017

Dominion Energy’s Goat Island project is all but complete and ready for residents and visitors to enjoy next season.

We Got Snow!

Date Updated: 
01/07/2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

Preliminary readings provided by the National Weather Service indicate the Lake Gaston and Kerr Lake areas got between four and twelve inches of snow during the January 6th and 7th storm. Here are some snow totals for the Lake area. South Boston: 7.0"; Clarksville 6.0"; Norlina 6.5"; Henderson 6.0" and Roanoke Rapids 4.0"

Two Break-Ins Along Lake

Date Updated: 
01/05/2017
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

There were break ins at two homes on Smith Creek Drive in the Boydton earlier this week. In both cases, a door was forced and assorted jewelry was stolen.

Mecklenburg County begins signups for emergency alerts

Date Updated: 
12/14/2016
Source: 

Mecklenburg County has a new emergency notification system. Ben Duncan, the county’s director of Emergency Communications, made the announcement at Monday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

LGA moves onward to 2017

Date Updated: 
12/08/2016

It’s been a difficult year for the Lake Gaston Association — fighting off rising waters and invasive hydrilla — but with those two victories cleared, members have looked toward 2017.

Lake Awareness for the fall

Date Updated: 
12/09/2016
Source: 
Lake Gaston Association

In this season of winterizing water toys and raking leaves we would like to remind you NOT to rake or blow leaves or other yard debris into the lake. Yes... leaves fall into the lake all the time - its nature; but nature is a delicate balance and additional leaves stress the lake in many ways.

Meeting of the minds [regarding water quality] put on hold over holidays

Date Updated: 
12/08/2016

A meeting of the minds on water quality in the Roanoke River between North Carolina and Virginia delegates will have to wait a little longer.

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