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Louisburg man drowned in Kerr Lake

Source: 
WRAL - TV
Date of Story: 
07/28/2014

A Louisburg man called for help Saturday night as he swam in Kerr Lake, but he drowned before anyone was able to get to him, a spokesman with the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation said Monday.

Mock drill to be held at Kerr Lake

Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch
Date of Story: 
07/26/2014

On Aug. 8, Kerr Lake will become the site of a large commercial passenger plane crash. Fortunately, the whole thing will be staged. The search and rescue exercise will involve the Vance County Emergency Operations department as well as local, state and federal responders — including military agencies.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - July 25, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, July 25, 2014

Stripers are being caught vertical jigging with Hopkins spoons. Better areas are Nutbush Creek and County Line Creek, on the lower end of the lake. Rattling crankbaits and plastic lures in pumpkinseed or june bug colors are taking largemouth bass.

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Phone cooperative rolls out 4G wireless service in county, region

Source: 
SoVANow.com
Date of Story: 
07/23/2014

Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative (BIT) is rolling out its new 4G LTE fixed wireless broadband services in Amelia, Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Nottoway counties, in keeping with the timetable of the federal agency that awarded grant funding for Internet connectivity.

Bang-up weekend [Lakefest]

Source: 
SoVANow.com
Date of Story: 
07/23/2014

It was a boffo celebration — and great timing for the Virginia Lake Festival, which fell this year on an uncharacteristically moderate weekend in mid-July.

Green groups object to Duke Energy’s ending its Dan River cleanup

Source: 
Triad Business Journal
Date of Story: 
07/18/2014

The Southern Environmental Law Center objects to Duke Energy’s claim to be finished with the Dan River cleanup after removing 3,000 tons of coal ash and sediment following the February spill estimated at up to 39,000 tons.

Festival reviving interest in Ridgeway cantaloupes

Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch
Date of Story: 
07/17/2014

Ernie Fleming said the Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival gets bigger every year. Fleming and others from the Ridgeway Historical Society founded the event — now in its ninth year — to preserve the area’s agricultural history.

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