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New User Fees for Kerr Lake Parks

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Beginning March 1, 2016 fees at the US Army Corps of Engineers Day Use parks and some camping fees at Kerr (Buggs Island) Lake will change. The fee changes are part of a nationwide effort to bring the Corps’ user fees in line with state and private facilities, as well unify the Corps fee program.

Polar Plunge raises $3k for Special Olympics

Date of Story: 
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

Some leaped into the water head first. Others walked calmly and slowly submerged themselves in the 45 degree water. But they all went underwater at Kerr Lake to support the same cause: Special Olympics in Vance County.

Christmas Trees Turned Into Fish Habitat

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Source: 
Lake Gaston Guide

The Army Corps of Engineers received old Christmas Trees during January and have now put them in Kerr Lake converting them into fish habitats.

$1.7 million [Clarksville] clinic expansion includes 12 exam rooms, space for specialists

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Sentara Clarksville Family Medicine is moving forward with plans for a $1.7 million expansion project at Clarksville Family Medicine, an update that will add 12 exam rooms and provide space for specialists to rotate in and out of the practice.

New Plan for Lake Levels

Date of Story: 
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which managed the John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir, is proposing the new water management plan entitled the "Quasi Run of the River," or QRR. The corps says this proposal is designed to allow Kerr Lake managers to release more water, more quickly. It will will change the way water levels are handled on Kerr Lake, Lake Gaston and down the Roanoke River. The proposal has quickly stirred up debate.

Coast Guard commander in NC relieved of duties

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Source: 
Raleigh News & Observer

The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that its North Carolina commander has been temporarily relieved of duty due to “loss of confidence in his abilities to command.” The Coast Guard did not specify what Capt. Sean Murtagh did to bring about the change in command of Sector North Carolina. [Note: This includes Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston]

Boat Ramps Reopen and Water Level Drops

Date of Story: 
Monday, January 11, 2016
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

The Army Corps of Engineers have reopened several boat ramps and recreation areas. As of today (Jan 11), all of the recreation areas are open except for Island Creek Day Use Area, Ivy Hill Day Use Area and Longwood Day Use Area. The Corp urges boaters to be on the alert for lots of debris in the water.

Help sought in break-ins

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has been busy investigating a rash of break-ins and larcenies reported in the county in recent weeks. Since December 22, the Sheriff’s Office has investigated 11 crimes reported across the area. Items taken in the incidents included cash, jewelry, handguns and tools.

Recycling Your Christmas Tree

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

This year the US Army Corps of Engineers at John H. Kerr Reservoir will be accepting used, live, Christmas trees to be recycled into fish habitat. Trees will be accepted through January 31st. Designated drop off locations are:

Rain causes flooding, closes roads

Date of Story: 
Monday, December 28, 2015
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

Heavy rain has raised local water levels and washed out bridges in Vance County. Brian Short, director of Vance County emergency operations, said bridges on Anderson Creek, Nutbush and Jacksontown roads were all impassable as of Monday afternoon. Chuck Opet, operating project manager with the Army Corps of Engineers, said Kerr Lake was at 307.45 feet Monday and should begin to level ..

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