With less rain, the Army Corps of Engineers says Kerr Lake did not get as high as anticipated. All recreation areas are currently open with the exception of: Ivy Hill Day Use Side (ramp is open); Lower parking lot of Longwood Ramp (ramp is open); Lower parking lot of Rudds Creek Ramp (ramp is open).
‘We share our culture. We are not entertainers. If you are entertained, we apologize.” So said Chief John “Blackfeather” Jeffries ahead of the Grand Entrance (the opening ceremonies) at this year’s Occaneechi Pow Wow in Mecklenburg County.
In an ongoing effort to control the growth and spread of the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla in John H. Kerr Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released sterile grass carp (white amur) during the month of April. The grass carp preferentially feed on hydrilla over other aquatic plants and will provide a biological approach to help control this invasive species.
The Roanoke River Basin Association and the Southern Environmental Law Center announced Monday they are suing Duke Energy Progress for violations of the Clean Water Act at their Mayo Steam Plant in Roxboro, where 6.9 million tons of coal ash are stored in an unlined pit on the banks of the Mayo Lake in N.C. Water from the area feeds into the Roanoke River.
At least two boats participating in a FLW fishing tournament in Nutbush Creek on Kerr Lake were swamped by high waves last weekend according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. No one was injured but the boats had to be padded to shore and await help. There were strong winds producing unusually high waves.
A lack of volunteers is causing area rescue squads to question the future of the organizations in Southside. That was the message delivered by Floyd Edmonds of the Mecklenburg County Rescue Association.
Despite blustery winds of up to 40 mph and unseasonably cool temperatures, the Clarksville Lake Country Wine Festival drew more than 1,200 people who turned out for the 10th anniversary event Saturday in downtown Clarksville.
Jeff Queen of Catawba, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Queen took home $4,507.
Michael Belter of Reidsville, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 12 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Belter took home $6,514.