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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.