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O'Geary crowned Miss Kerr Lake Water Festival

Date of Story: 
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

Evan O’Geary of Henderson was crowned Miss Kerr Lake Water Festival on Saturday night, qualifying her to compete on the state level. "It's been years since they had a pageant here," O'Geary said. "[This pageant] was just great. It was in my hometown. I can represent where I'm from."

North Carolina Restores 50% cut in Senior Discounts at Parks

Date of Story: 
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Source: 
Kerr Lake Parkwatch

Kerr Lake Park Watch has been notified by the NC Division of State Parks that the 50% cut for discounts to senior citizens who camp at Kerr Lake has been rescinded and the full discount of $6 per night for seniors 62 years of age and older has been restored. In addition, that discount now applies throughout the entire park system for the State of North Carolina.

Sunset Sounds to feature Kings of Swing

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

The next concert in the Sunset Sounds at Centennial Park series will feature KOS (Kings of Swing on Thursday, July 21.
Admission is $3, and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

Young anglers fish on Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

Early Thursday morning, young anglers lined the edge of Kerr Lake with fishing rods in hand for a fish rodeo. It was day three of the week's N.C. Cooperative Extension's 4-H Summer Fun program. "I caught one! I caught one," Alhan Musleh, 11, said while reeling in his second fish for the day and his third fish ever.

[Kerr Lake] QRR flood plan receives final approval

Date of Story: 
Friday, June 10, 2016
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Water management officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District have received final approval for a change to flood operations at John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir. Under previous flood operations, stepped-up releases from Kerr were determined based on how high lake levels were in Kerr Reservoir.

I-85 work continues on schedule

Date of Story: 
Monday, June 6, 2016
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

The repair project taking place along a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in Vance and Warren counties is continuing as scheduled and is still set to be completed in the summer of 2020. Project engineer Boyd Tharrington said that construction is currently in the second phase.

Raleigh man, 27, drowns in Virginia lake

Date of Story: 
Monday, June 6, 2016
Source: 
WRAL-TV

A Raleigh man was pulled from Kerr Lake in Mecklenburg County, Va. Sunday morning after swimming with a friend Saturday evening. Matthew Sandy with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said that two men were fishing on the lake Saturday and decided to go swimming at about 6 p.m. Graham Ferguson, 27, of Raleigh did not resurface after going underwater.

High Water Update

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

With less rain, the Army Corps of Engineers says Kerr Lake did not get as high as anticipated. All recreation areas are currently open with the exception of: Ivy Hill Day Use Side (ramp is open); Lower parking lot of Longwood Ramp (ramp is open); Lower parking lot of Rudds Creek Ramp (ramp is open).

Tribes Return to Occaneechi Home

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Source: 
SoVANow.com

‘We share our culture. We are not entertainers. If you are entertained, we apologize.” So said Chief John “Blackfeather” Jeffries ahead of the Grand Entrance (the opening ceremonies) at this year’s Occaneechi Pow Wow in Mecklenburg County.

Army Corps Release Sterile Carp in an Effort to Control Hydrilla

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

In an ongoing effort to control the growth and spread of the invasive aquatic plant hydrilla in John H. Kerr Reservoir, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released sterile grass carp (white amur) during the month of April. The grass carp preferentially feed on hydrilla over other aquatic plants and will provide a biological approach to help control this invasive species.

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