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"Trace amounts" of coal ash reported in Kerr Lake

Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide
Date of Story: 
04/19/2014

Does the presence of "trace amounts" of coal ash in Kerr Lake really mean there's coal ash there? That question seems to have North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources scrambling to put a "no coal ash" spin on its Director of Water Resources comments earlier this week.

[Kerr Lake Regional] Water system may raise rates

Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch (Registration Required)
Date of Story: 
04/16/2014

Henderson, Oxford and Warren County might soon be paying more for water. The Kerr Lake Regional Water System, which sets the rates for the three regional partners, could increase their rate by 5 percent for the next fiscal year to make up for the system's decreasing sales.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - April 18, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, April 18, 2014

Downlake on Buggs Island Lake, bass are looking to nest in the back of creeks and coves. They are also present on secondary points, where Carolina-rigged lizards will take some good fish. With the water level at 302 and water temperature still in the mid 60s, the brush is flooded and bass are holding near the buckbrush, around spawning sites

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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.

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.

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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