Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has won hearts all over the world for countless holiday seasons, whether read fireside to the children before bed, or watched on the TV screen for Christmas movie night over a bucket of popcorn while waiting for Santa to arrive; no matter where, or when, or how it was told to us, the story has sparked magic in us all.
Parts of the Tri-County saw a boost in tourism dollars last year. Earlier this month, the state released the latest visitor spending figures in a study called “The Economic Impact of Travel on North Carolina Counties.” Vance and Warren counties experienced an increase in visitor spending from 2013, while Granville County had a slight decrease from the previous year.
Bass fishing should be improving on Buggs Island Lake with the falling temperatures and stabilizing weather. Best pattern appears to be a Carolina rigged, pumpkinseed Zoom lizard, fished in 20-25 feet of water on main lake points. Working these baits across the middle of coves in the creeks, is also producing well.
The Lake Country’s reputation for producing the Big Cats is once more in evidence after Steve Dudzinski of Creedmoor, N.C. hooked a 116-pound blue catfish near marker 16 on Buggs Island Lake, east of Clarksville.
Virginia Uranium, Inc., the Chatham-based company that owns one of the world’s largest uranium resources, located in Pittsylvania County, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Commonwealth of Virginia asking that the state’s 33-year-old law banning the development of uranium mining be nullified.
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer & South Hill Enterprise
Warren County (N.C.) Commissioner Tare Davis recently informed a group of Lake Gaston residents, based on correspondence with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), he is expecting a proposed 10 million gallon per day Interbasin Water Transfer request by the Kerr Lake Regional Water System to go through in September.