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Environmentalists disappointed by House’s coal ash bill

Date Updated: 
02/17/2017
Source: 
Capital News Service

A bill approved by the House on Friday would require Dominion Virginia Power to study whether its controversial coal ash ponds might pollute the water, but environmentalists say the legislation doesn’t do enough.

Court Tosses Industry Lawsuit and Upholds Virginia’s Longstanding Uranium Mining Ban

Date Updated: 
02/17/2017

In a legal victory for the Commonwealth and Southern Virginia communities that have long opposed uranium mining, a federal court has upheld a decision to toss a lawsuit brought by Virginia Uranium

Rezoning passes for East Oaks, LLC

Date Updated: 
02/09/2017

Work will continue on plans for the East Oaks, LLC Townhouse development, according to Warren County Planning and Zoning Director Ken Krulik.

Sonar to aid rescue, recovery

Date Updated: 
02/04/2017

A $2,000 donation has poised the Roanoke-Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department to become one of the more technologically advanced of its kind in the Roanoke Valley.

Morristown HOA makes donation, challenges others to do the same

Date Updated: 
01/28/2017

Recently, the Morristown Homeowners Association (HOA) made its annual donation to Lake Gaston Fire & EMS in support of funding for continuing operations, underway building renovations and enhancement of services to the community.

Dominion shares state of the lake at meeting

Date Updated: 
01/27/2017

he water is still flowing, according to Dominion Virginia Power. Representatives Corey Chamberlain and Will Miller acted as keynote speakers at the recent Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and informed participants that since the implementation of the Quasi Run of the River (QRR) things are flowing smoothly.

Gaston Lake Level Expected to Rise

Date Updated: 
01/26/2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

Dominion Power says recent rains have made it necessary to go into what they term "Flood Control" operation. That allows Dominion, which operates the Gaston Dam, to raise the water level in Lake Gaston above 201 feet (above sea level). Dominion says it may have to raise the lake to 201.5 feet starting Saturday.

Owens focuses on tourism at annual meeting

Date Updated: 
01/25/2017

Making Lake Gaston great was a major topic at the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber’s Annual meeting.

Three recreation sites added at lakes

Date Updated: 
01/22/2017

Addressing Lake Gaston residents during an annual banquet in Bracey, Virginia., Dominion Power environmental consultant Corey Chamberlain said 2016 was a busy year for the area’s lakes.

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.

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