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The February edition of The Lake Magazine

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  • A Reflection of Life on Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids Lake

    February 2013

    Valentines Day ideas, options around the Lake

  • 2 | The Lake Magazine

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    Voted "Best Customer Service" by readers of e Lake Magazine

    Hours: 8:00-6:00 MON-SAT 9:00-3:00 SUN

    252-586-0330 144 ELAMS RD Littleton, NC

    We have gifts that are made in America!

    We also offer the work of many local artists for unique gift ideas.

    www.lkgacehardware.com

    We have gifts that are We have gifts that are made in America! made in America!

    We also offer the work of many local artists for unique gift ideas.

    www.lkgacehardware.com

    We have gifts that are We have gifts that are made in America! made in America!

    We also offer the work of many local artists for unique gift ideas.

    www.lkgacehardware.com

    OF LAKE GASTON

    We our customers!

    - Shiner says

    Surprise your sweetheart

    with a Valentines gi

    from ACE Hardware

    of Lake Gaston.

    XNLV70733

    Why Replace When You Can Renew?

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  • PUBLISHER Titus L. Workmanpublisher@rrdailyherald.com (252) 537-2505 Ext. 248

    ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Carol Crittendon ccrittendon@rrdailyherald.com (252) 537-2505 Ext. 225EXECUTIVE EDITOR Stephen Hemeltshemelt@rrdailyherald.com (252) 537-2505 Ext. 233

    EDITOR Kris Smithksmith@rrdailyherald.com (252) 537-2505 Ext. 238

    AD EXECUTIVE Rhonda Irbyrhondairby@thelakemagazine.biz (252) 410-5253

    CREATIVE Linda Fosterlindafoster@rrdailyherald.com (252) 537-2505 Ext. 224

    CIRCULATION Tammy Britttbritt@rrdailyherald.com (252) 537-2505 Ext. 251

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    The Lake Magazine916 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids NC 27870P.O. Box 520, Roanoke Rapids NC 27870252-410-5253 (LAKE) info@thelakemagazine.biz

    Copyright 2013 The Lake MagazineNo portion of The Lake Magazine may be reprinted in any form or posted on the Internet without the permission of the publisher.

    Michael Smith and Alyssa Garner enjoy some time together at The Pointe Restaurant on Eaton Ferry Road. Valentines Day ideas and options in Lake Country on page 16.Cover photograph: Della RoseCover design: Hope Callahan and Kris Smith

    On the cover...

    Contributing writersDella Rose, Jacqueline Hough, Roger Bell, Carol Moseley, Justin Rose, Mary Sherwood and Kris SmithContributing photographersDella Rose, Jacqueline Hough, Roger Bell and Kris Smith

    DesignerKris SmithAd designer Hope Callahan

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  • The big half century mark for Lake Gaston will be celebrated in a weeks-long string of activities.

    The Lake Gaston 50th Birthday Party Splash is an umbrella under which many events will take

    place spanning six weeks in May and June.The weekend events will

    build up to the 50th birth-day celebration on and around the anniversary

    date, June 20. The first Splash

    event is the annual Fly-In at 0sHalifax-Northampton Region-al Airport May 11.

    Other Splash highlights scheduled include an anniversa-

    ry commemoration June 20 and a clos-

    ing ceremony June 23. A series of events in between will be hosted by

    area businesses and non-profit organizations, all us-ing the official logo and featuring the number 50 as the overriding theme.

    There is a proposed beach music festival, kids fish-ing tournament, lake photo contest, 50-cake birthday party, long distance run, triathlon, geocaching event, golf tournament, bike and motorcycle rides, canoe-ing, kayaking and paddle boarding outings, and his-torical and architectural displays, etc., in addition to potluck dinners, pancake breakfasts, fish frys and Brunswick stews.

    To be part of the Lake Gaston 50th Birthday Cel-ebration, you can send your Splash event details to OSail and get more information by sending an email to the Splash committee at splash@coastalnet.com.

    Volunteers are needed, too.

    6 | The Lake Magazine

    Feb. 6U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers ChorusA patriotic evening with sounds from the U.S. Army Field Band & Sol-diers Chorus will be held at The Roy-al Palace Theatre, 500 Carolina Cross-roads Parkway in Roanoke Rapids. For showtimes, tickets and more in-formation, call 252-536-5577 or visit www.royalpalacetheatre.com.

    Feb. 6Lake Gaston Striper Club Lake Gaston Striper Club will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lake Gaston Lions Club, 139 Stanley Road in Henrico. Guest speaker will be Ma-rine Biologist Kirk Rundle, of N.C. Wildlife, who will talk about stocking stripers, annual fish surveys and more. Members, guests and newcomers are welcome.

    Feb. 13 Refrigerant certification class at Lake GastonHalifax Community Colleges Con-tinuing Education Department will offer a refrigerant certification class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednes-days, starting Feb. 13 through March 13 at the Lake Gaston Community Center, 564 N.C. 46 Highway in Gaston. The cost is $65. Pre-register at www.halifaxcc.edu, click on Continuing Education, click

    registration, print the registration form, complete it and fax it to 252-536-2241 or stop by HCCs Continuing Education Office, 400 building.

    Feb. 19 Lake Gaston Ladies ClubThe Lake Gaston Ladies Club will meet at 139 Stanley Road in Henrico. Social time is 10 a.m., and the meeting is at 11 a.m. Anyone living in a lake subdivision who wants to be a mem-ber, call at 252-308-6969.

    Feb. 21Guess Whos Coming to Dinner?The annual fundraiser for The Orga-nization to Support the Arts, Infra-structure and Learning on Lake Gas-ton, Guess Whos Coming to Dinner? will be held at the Lake Gaston Lions Den, 139 Stanley Road in Henrico. All proceeds will be granted to other non-profit groups. More at www.osail.org.

    Feb. 23Womens conferenceThe Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerces Annual Womens Con-ference will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    at The Centre on the campus of Halifax Community College, 200 College Drive in Weldon. There will be speakers, displays, demonstrations and exhibits. For more information, call 252-537-3513.

    CALENDARLAKE COUNTRY HAPPENINGS

    Lake Gastons 50th birthday bash

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    registration, print the registration form, complete it and fax it to 252-536-2241 or stop by HCCs Continuing Education Office, 400 building.

    Feb. 19 Lake Gaston Ladies ClubThe Lake Gaston Ladies Club will meet at 139 Stanley Road in Henrico. Social time is 10 a.m., and the meeting is at 11 a.m. Anyone living in a lake subdivision who wants to be a mem-ber, call at 252-308-6969.

    Feb. 21Guess Whos Coming to Dinner?The annual fundraiser for The Orga-nization to Support the Arts, Infra-structure and Learning on Lake Gas-ton, Guess Whos Coming to Dinner? will be held at the Lake Gaston Lions Den, 139 Stanley Road in Henrico. All proceeds will be granted to other non-profit groups. More at www.osail.org.

    Feb. 23Womens conferenceThe Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerces Annual Womens Con-ference will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    at The Centre on the campus of Halifax Community College, 200 College Drive in Weldon. There will be speakers, displays, demonstrations and exhibits. For more information, call 252-537-3513. Cold weather doesnt have to mean the end of fishing adventures on Lake Gaston.

    Veteran anglers on the lake, like Bill Wat-son, a resident on Big Stonehouse Creek, know when the weather chills and the sum-mer residents depart, the lake can still yield a bountiful harvest for the patient fisherman.

    If you can tolerate the cold, you can catch a lot of fish out here, Watson said. I come out here sometimes three or four times a week. I just wear layers.

    Watson, a white perch and white crappie enthusiast, said the cold weather does not mean fewer fish, it only means more patience. Stating in January, he was able to pull 20 to 30 fish out of the water each time he heads out to seek them.

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