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Weed Control Dates & Locations

Date Updated: 
05/20/2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

Hydrilla and Lyngbya treatments in Lake Gaston should start May 31st and continue into early June. Those treatments are designed to control the spread of those two nuisance weeds. Here are maps of the specific areas being treated and the anticipated treatment dates.

Learning about the lake

Date Updated: 
05/05/2017

Al Potter told a group of middle schoolers that most people accidentally consume some water while swimming, then proceeded to show them how much E. coli is in lake water.

Jones Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Gaston

Date Updated: 
05/01/2017
Source: 
BassResource.com

Raymond Jones III of Statesville, North Carolina, took top honors at the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Lake Gaston Saturday after bringing a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 11 ounces to the scale. For his win, Jones pocketed $7,473.

Meetings discuss water sports at length

Date Updated: 
05/03/2017

Lake Anna residents are working at trying to change boating laws and their effects could be felt all the way at Lake Gaston. Lake Anna residents complained about wake boardiers and wake surfers in an attempt to change 'no wake' rules for watersports from 50 feet from shoreline to between 100 and 200 feet.

Venomous & Non-Venomous Snakes in the Lake Area

Date Updated: 
04/21/2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

The May 3rd Lake Gaston Association's monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m.

RRBA not backing down from Duke Energy

Date Updated: 
04/12/2017

The Roanoke River Basin Association is not backing down from its threat to sue Duke Energy over violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Coal Combustion Residuals Rule and t

Forum highlights need for countywide broadband

Date Updated: 
04/05/2017
Source: 

A forum held last week on broadband availability was small in attendance but big on enthusiasm for increased broadband countywide, as citizens and local leaders talked about challenges, solutions a

Water Safety Council hears from Flotilla 9-3

Date Updated: 
04/09/2017

The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council got a special treat when Flotilla 9-3 Commander Ed Burke stopped by for a visit this week.

Cleaning Lake Gaston

Date Updated: 
04/07/2017

Lake Gaston provides scenes of beautiful waters and wildlife; but sometimes people also see discarded furniture, fast food wrappers and other trash.

City moves to refinance [Roanoke Rapids] theater

Date Updated: 
04/05/2017

The Roanoke Rapids Theatre has been a burden the past decade — eating about $1.8 million of the city’s budget annually — but city officials may have found relief. After weeks of discussions with Bank of America, the city is set to replace the current variable rate loan agreement, in which payments could change annually, with a fixed loan agreement.

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