The Vance County Tourism Development Authority will hold the 20th annual fireworks display over the water at beautiful Satterwhite Point, Kerr Lake, Henderson, NC on July 4. Frankie Faucet and “the Drips” will perform Beach and Oldie’s music along with your favorites from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Bring a lawn chair, blanket and flash light, kick back and enjoy. Come early and grill your own meal or enjoy great food provided by vendors. T-Shirts, glow sticks and homemade ice cream will be available for sale. Representative from the American Legion will provide American flags for sale throughout the evening will present flags to veterans who served our country.
Fireworks will light up the waters over Kerr Lake at 9:15 pm. NC State Parks will charge a $6.00 parking fee per car. Time: 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED!
For more information contact: Nancy Wilson, Vance County Tourism Dept.- 252-438-2222 www.kerrlake-nc.com.
If you are camping or boating near Bullocksville and Satterwhite Point this weekend, you may notice that the Kerr Lake Triathlon will get underway from Bullocksville State Recreation Area Sunday morning.
Up to 350 swimmers, bikers and runners will compete in the Sunday event that brings participants from all over the country as it is a sanctioned event.
That also means that boat traffic will be watching and covering swimmers from Bullocksville to Satterwhite Point. If you are not involved with the triathlon, you may want to avoid the area Sunday.
If you would like more information about the event, go to: http://www.setupevents.com/?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=2588#top. The Triathlon’s charity for the event is the American Cancer Society.
On the morning before what some say will be a huge public forum in Henderson, NC on coal ash, words are heating up between NC DENR and the public.
Deborah Ferruccio was at the ERC meeting yesterday (Tuesday) and she said that at the meeting Tom Reeder , Director of the Division of Water Resources stood up in the beginning and said there is NO coal ash in Kerr Lake, she refuted that, but it is obvious that the state is boldly lying according to Ms. Ferruccio and her group. Pressure to say whatever it takes to make the public feel like everything is OK is mounting. The pressure to change the amount of coal ash spilled has continued also.
Reeder told KLPW earlier that coal ash was in Kerr Lake. Last week, there was a video news report showing Reeder straightforwardly saying that coal ash is in Kerr Lake. Friday, DENR made Reeder recant his position, but later Friday afternoon, Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality reaffirmed that coal ash indeed, is in Kerr Lake.
Attendees with her said, “The truth about what is really happening will have to be found out through other channels. What is going to be the narrative going forward for those of us who love our lake? Is it going to be a narrative of lies and deceit?”
Tonight a public forum on how to monitor and clean up coal ash in Kerr Lake will be held in Henderson. The organizational meeting of the yet unnamed group will be held at the Leslie Perry Library in Henderson from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.