Child remains hospitalized following near-drowning

South Hill Enterprise
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A Chesterfield County child is hospitalized following what authorities are calling a near-accidental drowning that occurred Sunday at North Bend Park on Kerr (Buggs Island) Lake. According to Mecklenburg County Sheriff R.W. “Bobby” Hawkins, the 3-year-old male was visiting the lake with a church group.

Gray Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Kerr Lake

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Brandon Gray of Bullock, N.C., weighed a two-day total of nine bass totaling 24 pounds, 14 ounces Sunday to win the Bass Fishing League Piedmont Division super tournament on Kerr Lake. For his victory, Gray earned $4,465.

Opinion: NC Coal ash bill offers a weak remedy

Raleigh News & Observer
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The Coal Ash Management Act that won final approval by the Republican-led General Assembly Wednesday is better than the Republicans’ previous approach to leaking coal ash pits. Namely, “Let’s adjourn and do nothing.”

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bass fishing should be improving with the falling temperatures and stabilizing weather. Best pattern appears to be a Carolina rigged, pumpkinseed Zoom lizard, fished in 20-25 feet of water on main lake points. Working these baits across the middle of coves in the creeks, is also producing well.


Board seeking state permit to pull more water from Kerr Lake

Henderson Daily Dispatch (Registration Required)
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The Kerr Lake Regional Water System authority board has restarted the process to secure a state permit to allow it to pull more water from Kerr Lake. During a meeting Monday, the board discussed plans to evaluate and model the current flow of water -- 10 million gallons a day -- and how an extra 10 million gallons would affect the environment.

2014 Annual Harvest Days Festival

Clarksville Chamber
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Come and celebrate the fall season the first weekend in October at the Annual Harvest Days Festival! The 19th annual Harvest Days Festival will bring a major celebration to Virginia’s only lakeside town on October 3rd & 4th.

Pirates Regatta Gets Creative On A Rainy Day

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It was a soggy day on Saturday, but that didn't stop some folks on the Southside from having fun outside.More than forty people got together in Clarksville for the 7th annual Pirates Regatta. It was a fun even to benefit the Lake Country SPCA.

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