Latest Clarksville, Virginia, weather

Snow is melting across NC, but that means icy roads through the weekend

Date of Story: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Source: 
Raleigh News & Observer

The winter storm that dumped snow in most of North Carolina, nearly a foot in some areas, by Thursday morning is being blamed for the death of at least one person. A fatal vehicle wreck related to the storm killed a driver who ran off the road in Washington County Thursday morning, said Keith Acree, Department of Public Safety spokesman.

N.C. Parks Closed

Date of Story: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Source: 
N.C. State Recreation

The North Carolina State Parks department says Kerr Lake State Recreation Area and day use areas are closed until further notice due to inclement weather. The closing was announced Wednesday.

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - January 19, 2018

Updated: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Striper fishing in Kerr Lake is good, with live bait and 3/8 ounce bucktails producing the better catches. Largemouth bass are favoring the main lake gravel points and may be caught on 10+ crankbaits in shad colors

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Weighing in on new laws to protect catfish

Date of Story: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Source: 
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

North Carolina Wildlife is taking threats to the Lake Gaston fishery very seriously and is proposing changes that will affect area blue catfish populations. N.C. Wildlife Office Dustin Durham said that the commission is proposing a new rule that will limit the number of catfish over 32 inches long that one can have in their daily creel limit, specifically in Kerr, Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids lakes, and a select few other estuaries in the state.

Flu widespread in both Virginia and North Carolina

Date of Story: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

Flu is widespread in both Virginia and North Carolina according to the most recent report from the Centers for Disease Control. In fact, it is widespread over most of the nation and has increased sharply.

Low Water Level at Kerr Lake

Date of Story: 
Friday, January 5, 2018
Source: 
NC State Parks

The water level at Kerr Lake was 294.29 m.s.l. at 2:00 pm on January 4, 2018. Caution is urged when launching and operating vessels on the lake as hazards have been exposed with the low water.

VDOT continues snow operations, but refreeze remains a concern through the weekend

Date of Story: 
Friday, January 5, 2018
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

While road conditions continue to improve across areas affected by this week’s snowstorm, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is warning motorists to remain on the lookout for ice.

Below freezing temperatures are expected to continue through Sunday. This means even roads that have been cleared could have icy patches during the overnight hours and mornings.

NC Roads Clearing, but Bitter Cold Temperatures Remain

Date of Story: 
Friday, January 5, 2018
Source: 
Kerr Lake Guide

Road conditions on major interstates and highways in North Carolina are greatly improved today and Department of Transportation crews have turned their attention to clearing secondary roads, but there are still many patches of black ice and drivers should continue to be cautious, Governor Roy Cooper advised.

Mecklenburg Electric seeks tobacco funds for broadband

Date of Story: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Source: 
Brunswick Times-Gazette

The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors sent a letter stating full support of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission grant for the Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative Fiber Project.

Brush up on Kerr Lake crappie

Date of Story: 
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Source: 
North Carolina Sportsman

Cooler weather pushes slabs to brush in big lake's tributary creeks. Keith Wray of Fish Doc Guide Service in Eden, N.C., spends about as much time planting brush piles in Kerr Lake as he does fishing for crappie.

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