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Wine-Fest set for [Clarksville] Saturday

Source: 
Chase City News Progress
Date of Story: 
04/09/2014

Wineries from around the Commonwealth will be on hand in Clarksville on Saturday for the 8th annual Lake Country Wine Festival. The event will feature more than a dozen of the best wineries from around the Commonwealth, live music, food, giveaways and plenty of fun in Virginia's only lakeside town.

Coal ash suspected in [Kerr] lake

Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch (Registration Required)
Date of Story: 
04/09/2014

Water sample tests done by the Kerr Lake Regional Water System have not indicated the presence of coal ash, but one Vance County resident says he spotted the greyish substance while fishing in Kerr Lake last week. "I have been fishing in this lake for over 40 years and there was no question in my mind it was coal ash," says John Soles, who lives in the Nutbush community.

More renovations ahead for [Clarksville] Fine Arts Center

Source: 
SoVANow.com
Date of Story: 
04/09/2014

Members of Clarksville Town Council discussed renovation plans for the Fine Arts Center with Clarksville Community Players president Barry Roberts during a workshop meeting last week.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 11, 2014

Updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Striper and white bass fishing is good below Kerr Dam. Bucktails and live shad are the best bait. With the lake level at 303, fishing has picked up. Bass fishing is generally slow, but the water is falling and clearing and this dictates the success on any given day.

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Lake Environment: The Rusty Crayfish

Date of Story: 
04/01/2014

We often talk about invasive species in our posts, most often plants. However, a new invader crustacean is threatening North Carolina and Virginia waters. The Rusty Crayfish, an invasive crayfish, has invaded the Catawba and Broad Rivers and associated water bodies in western North Carolina.

Seaplanes touch down for Apr. 12 weekend

Source: 
SoVANow.com
Date of Story: 
03/26/2014

Hoping to spark interest in seaplanes on Buggs Island Lake, members of the Virginia Seaplane Pilots Association (VSPA) will host a Seaplane Splash-down on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the town dock and beach in front of the Lake Motel in Clarksville.

New Lessee For Steele Creek To Be Named Soon

Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch
Date of Story: 
03/06/2014

"We had a good and purposeful meeting today between state senators and representatives with the NC Department of Administration (DOA) on sorting out the issues to get a new lease in place for the Steele Creek Marina at Townsville," said State Senator Chad Barefoot.

Virginia hikes state parks camping rates

Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch
Date of Story: 
01/31/2014

Camping rates hiked for Virginia state parks. Affects rates for Occoneechee State Park and Staunton River State Park in the Virginia State Parks system. Added only as a FAQ sheet to an 8-page "Year in Review" report by VA State Parks Director Joe Elton, the quietly announced park rate hike has already taken effect.

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