Opinion: NC Coal ash bill offers a weak remedy

Source: 
Raleigh News & Observer
Date of Story: 
08/20/2014

The Coal Ash Management Act that won final approval by the Republican-led General Assembly Wednesday is better than the Republicans’ previous approach to leaking coal ash pits. Namely, “Let’s adjourn and do nothing.”

Charlie Taylor's Fishing Report - August 22, 2014

Updated: 
Friday, August 22, 2014

Bass fishing should be improving with the falling temperatures and stabilizing weather. Best pattern appears to be a Carolina rigged, pumpkinseed Zoom lizard, fished in 20-25 feet of water on main lake points. Working these baits across the middle of coves in the creeks, is also producing well.

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Boydton gears up for “Battle” Big, Bad BBQ Battle returns on Saturday

Source: 
Chase City News Progress
Date of Story: 
08/20/2014

On Saturday, the air in Boydton will be heavy with the smell of barbecue as the county seat rolls out the welcome mat for the 2014 Big Bad BBQ Battle in Boydton. Barbecue fans will find a lot to enjoy during the afternoon besides great barbecue. The day promises a full slate of events for a fun outing in Southside.

Board seeking state permit to pull more water from Kerr Lake

Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch (Registration Required)
Date of Story: 
08/13/2014

The Kerr Lake Regional Water System authority board has restarted the process to secure a state permit to allow it to pull more water from Kerr Lake. During a meeting Monday, the board discussed plans to evaluate and model the current flow of water -- 10 million gallons a day -- and how an extra 10 million gallons would affect the environment.

2014 Annual Harvest Days Festival

Source: 
Clarksville Chamber
Date of Story: 
08/17/2014

Come and celebrate the fall season the first weekend in October at the Annual Harvest Days Festival! The 19th annual Harvest Days Festival will bring a major celebration to Virginia’s only lakeside town on October 3rd & 4th.

Pirates Regatta Gets Creative On A Rainy Day

Source: 
WSET-TV
Date of Story: 
08/09/2014

It was a soggy day on Saturday, but that didn't stop some folks on the Southside from having fun outside.More than forty people got together in Clarksville for the 7th annual Pirates Regatta. It was a fun even to benefit the Lake Country SPCA.

Kerr Lake tragedy was first in swimming area

Source: 
Henderson Daily Dispatch
Date of Story: 
07/29/2014

The drowning incident on Saturday in Kerr Lake marks the first time a death has occurred at the Satterwhite Point swimming area, according to Kerr Lake Park Superintendent Bryce Fleming. Demetrius Cannady, a 27-year-old of 135 A Squirrel Way, Louisburg, was swimming in Kerr Lake with a friend, Fleming said.

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