Snow should start in Lake Country very early Monday morning. But because the air is so dry, it may not be evident until 5 or 6 A.M. Snow will continue, and accumulate about an inch, until about 10 A.M. In mid-morning, it will change-over to sleet and freezing rain until about 4 P.M. Monday afternoon. At that point, it will change-over to all rain…through Monday night into Tuesday. With temperatures Tuesday in the 40’s and 50’s, much of the snow/sleet should wash away.
State [North Carolina] environmental regulators have fined Duke Energy more than $6.6 million for a coal ash spill that fouled 70 miles of the Dan River two years ago last week. The Department of Environmental Quality issued the fine, along with a $207,000 bill for the agency's enforcement work, on Monday.
The US Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting "controlled burns" in a number of areas around Kerr Lake in the coming weeks. They do these controlled burns each year between the months of December and March and are used to achieve specific natural resource objectives.
Beginning March 1, 2016 fees at the US Army Corps of Engineers Day Use parks and some camping fees at Kerr (Buggs Island) Lake will change. The fee changes are part of a nationwide effort to bring the Corps’ user fees in line with state and private facilities, as well unify the Corps fee program.
Some leaped into the water head first. Others walked calmly and slowly submerged themselves in the 45 degree water. But they all went underwater at Kerr Lake to support the same cause: Special Olympics in Vance County.
Sentara Clarksville Family Medicine is moving forward with plans for a $1.7 million expansion project at Clarksville Family Medicine, an update that will add 12 exam rooms and provide space for specialists to rotate in and out of the practice.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which managed the John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir, is proposing the new water management plan entitled the "Quasi Run of the River," or QRR. The corps says this proposal is designed to allow Kerr Lake managers to release more water, more quickly. It will will change the way water levels are handled on Kerr Lake, Lake Gaston and down the Roanoke River. The proposal has quickly stirred up debate.
The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that its North Carolina commander has been temporarily relieved of duty due to “loss of confidence in his abilities to command.” The Coast Guard did not specify what Capt. Sean Murtagh did to bring about the change in command of Sector North Carolina. [Note: This includes Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston]