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Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - Aug. 1, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, August 1, 2014

Stripers are taking trolled Cordell Redfins from buoy 4-7 in the main lake and from the mouth of Nutbush to buoys G & H in the creek. The stripers are skittish due to heavy boat traffic. Best catches are coming at dawn and dusk.

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Kerr Lake tragedy was first in swimming area

Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch
Date of Story: 
07/29/2014

The drowning incident on Saturday in Kerr Lake marks the first time a death has occurred at the Satterwhite Point swimming area, according to Kerr Lake Park Superintendent Bryce Fleming. Demetrius Cannady, a 27-year-old of 135 A Squirrel Way, Louisburg, was swimming in Kerr Lake with a friend, Fleming said.

Mock drill to be held at Kerr Lake

Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch
Date of Story: 
07/26/2014

On Aug. 8, Kerr Lake will become the site of a large commercial passenger plane crash. Fortunately, the whole thing will be staged. The search and rescue exercise will involve the Vance County Emergency Operations department as well as local, state and federal responders — including military agencies.

Phone cooperative rolls out 4G wireless service in county, region

Source: 
SoVANow.com
Date of Story: 
07/23/2014

Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative (BIT) is rolling out its new 4G LTE fixed wireless broadband services in Amelia, Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Nottoway counties, in keeping with the timetable of the federal agency that awarded grant funding for Internet connectivity.

LakeFest 2014 draws record crowd

Source: 
Chase City News Progress
Date of Story: 
07/22/2014

With picture perfect weather over the weekend, the Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce believes that the 2014 edition of LakeFest was the largest on record with a crowd estimated at 80,000 on hand on Saturday to enjoy the festivities.

Green groups object to Duke Energy’s ending its Dan River cleanup

Source: 
Triad Business Journal
Date of Story: 
07/18/2014

The Southern Environmental Law Center objects to Duke Energy’s claim to be finished with the Dan River cleanup after removing 3,000 tons of coal ash and sediment following the February spill estimated at up to 39,000 tons.

Festival reviving interest in Ridgeway cantaloupes

Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch
Date of Story: 
07/17/2014

Ernie Fleming said the Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival gets bigger every year. Fleming and others from the Ridgeway Historical Society founded the event — now in its ninth year — to preserve the area’s agricultural history.

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