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Roanoke River Partners Celebrates 20 Years

Date of Story: 
Monday, April 3, 2017

Roanoke River Partners is marking a milestone with its 20th anniversary this spring. A celebration is planned for April 22 at Hardison’s Barn in Jamesville, NC. Event will include dinner, silent auction, book signing and more. This event will coincide with a “Paddle the Roanoke” event on April 23 hosted by Martin County Tourism and Chamber of Commerce.

Clarksville eyes building upgrade at marina

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

Clarksville Town Council is considering plans to construct a new 1,300 square foot office building with an attached bathroom and shower facility at the town’s marina at the end of Fourth Street in Clarksville. The current facility dates back to when the marina first opened and has grown outdated.

NC Seeking Input on Park Improvements

Date of Story: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch

If you visit any of the seven (7) Kerr Lake State Recreation Areas on the North Carolina side of Kerr Lake then it’s time for your opinion. The Division of NC State Parks and Recreation is putting together a survey on how best to spend the $3.75 million from the earlier-passed Connect NC Bond referendum.

Chandler Wins Bass Fishing Tournament on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, March 27, 2017
Source: 
BassResource.com

Kevin Chandler of New London, North Carolina, weighed a 20-pound, 14-ounce, limit Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Kerr Lake. For his win, Chandler earned $8,211. Chandler said he split his day between fishing rocks in Grassy Creek, and docks and laydowns in the main-river channel.

Children’s Theatre Workshop returns

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

Once again this year, the Clarksville Community Players are excited to announce that the group will hold a two-week Children’s Theatre Workshop in Clarksville.

Environmentalists disappointed by House’s coal ash bill

Date of Story: 
Friday, February 17, 2017
Source: 
Capital News Service

A bill approved by the House on Friday would require Dominion Virginia Power to study whether its controversial coal ash ponds might pollute the water, but environmentalists say the legislation doesn’t do enough.

Court Tosses Industry Lawsuit and Upholds Virginia’s Longstanding Uranium Mining Ban

Date of Story: 
Friday, February 17, 2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

In a legal victory for the Commonwealth and Southern Virginia communities that have long opposed uranium mining, a federal court has upheld a decision to toss a lawsuit brought by Virginia Uranium and its Canadian parent company aimed at forcing the state to begin accepting uranium mining permits—despite a nearly 35-year-old ban on uranium mining the state has vigorously defended.

Thanks for the Used Christmas Trees

Date of Story: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

We'd like to take the time to thank everyone who donated their used Christmas trees to us! We have successfully placed them again this year for the improvement of our fish habitats. They were placed at the drop off locations: Rudds Creek Boat Ramp, Bluestone Boat Ramp, Longwood Boat Ramp, and near North Bend Boat Ramp.

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.

Polar Plunge gives a helping hand to Special Olympics

Date of Story: 
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

The annual Polar Plunge — serving as a fundraiser for Special Olympics of Vance County — brought the community out to frosty Kerr Lake Saturday morning. While 87 people registered to take a plunge into the cold lake water, only 61 actually went in, said Crystal Allen, local coordinator for Special Olympics.

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