The Kerr Lake Bass Masters “Early Bird Team Tournament” had a good turnout last weekend. Paul Smith and Jason Lloyd took first place with a five fish limit weighing 17.10 pounds. In second place, Tyler and Ricky Trent weighed in 16.01 pounds, followed closely by the third-place team of Monte Aleman and Emmitt Whitby with 15.99 pounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.