Boat capsizes, 3 elderly men dumped in river

Date of Story: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Three senior-aged men had to be rescued from the Roanoke River on Wednesday evening after their boat capsized, dumping them and their gear into the water. Mecklenburg County 911 received a call just before 7 p.m. from a subject who reported that a man approached his home from the river asking to contact 911.

Picnic in the Park returns July 3

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Source: 
South Hill Enterprise

Picnic in the Park returns to South Hill’s Parker Park on Monday, July 3 from 7-10 p.m., with the fireworks show beginning around 9:15 p.m. Feature Attraction Band will provide musical entertainment, and food and beverages will be for sale along with games sponsored by the South Hill Yellow Jackets youth football organization.

Federal lawsuit filed against Duke Energy

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

The Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the Roanoke River Basin Association, today filed an enforcement action in federal court against Duke Energy for its illegal plans to leave over 6 million tons of coal ash in groundwater and a stream behind an old leaking dam at its Mayo facility in Person County, N.C.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - June 23, 2017

Updated: 
Friday, June 23, 2017

With the Kerr Lake level at 303 and stable, bass are found on main lake points in the buckbrush. Best pattern appears to be fishing Carolina-rigged plastic baits on main lake and secondary points and flipping plastic baits in the bushes. Topwater baits are taking some fish early and late in the day, in main lake coves.

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All Army Corps Recreation Areas Open

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Source: 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The lake level has gone down to around 302 and now that our recreation areas are cleaned up and once again up to our standards, we have resumed charging the $5.00 day use fees for our ramps and beaches.

For 12th year, Relay for Life golf tournament a success

Date of Story: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

For the 12th straight year, Jeannette Brummitt and her relay team “Angels Among Us” hosted the Relay for Life Golf Tournament at Kerr Lake Country Club. And for the 12th straight year, the Bartholomew brothers were happy to attend. In her decade-plus of organizing this event, Brummitt — a survivor of cancer — has established quite a following.

Big start to summer despite conditions

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Source: 
SoVANow.com

The Memorial Day holiday weekend drew a horde of visitors to Mecklenburg County to mark the traditional start of the summer tourist season. Occoneechee State Park boasted full cabins and camping all weekend, with 4,297 visitors using the state park’s day use areas and 932 overnight residents.

Clarksville to host brand new summer music series

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

Mecklenburg County’s Tourism Office has partnered with the Town of Clarksville, Clarksville Chamber of Commerce, Clarksville Economic Development Association (CEDA), downtown businesses and local sponsors to launch the Lake Life Summer Series. Live from Clarksville, a four-part music event series to be held in downtown Clarksville starting this June-September.

Fabulous Equinox Orchestra thrills McGregor Hall audience

Date of Story: 
Monday, May 8, 2017
Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch

An enthusiastic audience heard a spirited performance on Friday as the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra played in McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center.

Governor breaks ground on new ‘splashground’ at Occoneechee

Date of Story: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Source: 
Chase City News Progress

A ground breaking for the new “splashground” facility was held at Occoneechee State Park on Monday. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his family were there to show their support.

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