Midsummer marks the end of the blue catfish spawn at Kerr Lake on the North Carolina/Virginia border. While going unnoticed by many anglers, Wes Jordan of Creedmoor patterns the tail-end of their reproductive cycle, heading to the lower side of the lake where mussel beds abound to drop in on blues recuperating after their duties.
It is time to put on your boots and do the boot scooting boogie for country music artist Tim Cifers. The next event in the South Hill Market Square Sunset Sounds at Centennial Park concert series will be Sept. 15.
This Friday, a new pop-up farmers market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the Henderson Police Department on Breckenridge Street. Backed by the Green Rural Redevelopment Co-op, the market will provide an outlet for the Latino Micro Market Farmers Association. There are 37 people participating in the association, with each having one or two garden beds.
In Kerr Lake, bass are schooled up on structure and can be consistently caught on old road beds and points in 4-10 feet of water. Fish are aggressively hitting lures bumped on structure. Best lures are plastic worms and grubs in light colors, fished on Carolina rigs.
A lineup of 26 cooking teams has signed up so far for the 5th Annual Big Bad BBQ in Boydton competition the weekend of Aug. 27. Professional pit crews from across the southeast will arrive on Friday, Aug. 26, and set up their smokers to fill Boydton’s Courthouse Square with the delightful smells of barbecue.
As the owner of NC Marine Fabrication, Austin Sartin of Burlington has placed ample thought into the kind of rod holding systems that help people catch fish – including his own. While enjoying some down time at Kerr Lake on August 7th, Sartin tested his outfit while putting Brett Meager of Creedmoor on her personal best blue catfish, a beast that stretched their scales to 88 pounds.
A teenage boy was found dead in Kerr Lake on Monday less than a day after he was reported missing. Keyon Philippe, 16, of Warrenton was reported missing just after 6 p.m. Sunday after vanishing near Satterwhite Point, officials say.
Bank of America is closing its Clarksville branch and ATM effective Nov. 1, bringing an end to the banking giant’s physical presence in Mecklenburg County. Bank of America notified customers of the impending shutdown in a letter this week.
For months, rumors swirling among people in Clarksville included word that the town was getting a craft brewery. Yet, few knew who was behind the brewery or where it would be located, and those that did were not speaking.
Clarksville enjoyed fine summer weather for most of LakeFest 2016. An early morning fog put the damper on one of the early morning hot air balloon launchings and a thundershower on Saturday evening caused the cancelation of the “grand finale” gathering of the boats and fireworks display.