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2017 Kerr Lake "Blue Card"

Date of Story: 
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

It's hard to believe that our campgrounds begin to open in about 2 months!! In preparation, we wanted to post our "CHEAT SHEET" for camping that our attendants hand out to visitors. We sometimes call this the "blue card" since we usually print it in blue.

Middleburg Steak House eyes April reopening

Date of Story: 
Friday, February 3, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

The reopening date for Middleburg Steak and Seafood House has been delayed until April as construction to repair damage from a fire last May continues. The Daily Dispatch had reported in November that husband-and-wife owners Bennie and Lisa Blackwell were aiming to reopen the steakhouse in mid-February.

Just Misses New World Record

Date of Story: 
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

North Carolina angler Dale Lowe Jr. just missed breaking the world record with this 141.76 pound blue catfish caught in the waters near Clarksville, Virginia on Saturday afternoon during the annual Icebowl Catfish Tournament. The big fish was less than a pound and a quarter shy of catching the world record for bluecat.

Kerr Lake Parks to Get $3.75 Million

Date of Story: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

Kerr Lake State Park in North Carolina will soon get a $3,750,00 upgrade. Voters approved a bond package in March 2016, called “Connect NC,” that includes the money for the eight access areas around the lake’s shoreline.

Woman talked out of jumping off [Clarksville] bridge

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

A Buffalo Junction woman who threatened to jump off the U.S. 58 Bypass bridge in Clarksville was convinced not to go through with the suicide attempt Thursday night by first responders at the scene. The high bridge over Buggs Island Lake was closed for more than two hours around 10 p.m. as Virginia State Police and others negotiated with the woman as she clung to the bridge guardrail.

We Got Snow!

Date of Story: 
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

Preliminary readings provided by the National Weather Service indicate the Lake Gaston and Kerr Lake area got between four and eight inches of snow during the January 6th and 7th storm. Light snow is still falling in the eastern part of that area but is expected to end early this afternoon (1/7/17).

Snow Won't Be Plowed In Kerr Lake Parks

Date of Story: 
Friday, January 6, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

With snow in the forecast, the Army Corps of Engineers reminds those planning on visiting the parks that our recreation areas are not plowed when there is snowfall. If you are planning on visiting an area, launching your boat, or parking, please be prepared!

Heavy Snow Forecast for Lake Country

Date of Story: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake

Heavy snow is forecast to fall over the Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston area late Friday into Saturday (Jan 6-7). The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning at 7 p.m. Friday night.

Christmas Trees Turned Into Fish Habitat

Date of Story: 
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Give your tree new purpose after Christmas this season and give the fish of Kerr Lake a belated Christmas present by providing them with excellent habitats! All you have to do, is drop off your old tree (minus the decorations) at one of these locations before January 31st:

Plans for splash park take shape at Occoneechee

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Occoneechee State Park is a step closer to gaining a long-planned splash pool and playground, now that a site has been chosen and a design for the facility is complete. State Parks officials are seeking out contractors to prepare the area where the splash park will be located.

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