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11/27/2014
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River Rats continue to help children after nearly three decades

The Dispatch

Date: 11/27/2014 9:53:00 AM

"It's for the kids" has been the theme for the High Rock Lake River Rats for the past 27 years. High Rock Lake River Rats are hosting a Christmas/membership party at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Allied Veterans Post 17 on NC Highway 8. For additional information

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Thanksgiving at the river: Erb brothers, wives oversee 57-year-old holiday tradition

Salisbury Post

Date: 11/26/2014 6:46:00 PM

HIGH ROCK LAKE — Technically, the old cabin lies along the shores of High Rock Lake not far from the Shriners’ property. But old-timers still like to say this is the river, the main channel of the Yadkin River to be more exact. Every Thanksgiving

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State: Crumbling St. Matthews Church Road causeway to remain closed

Salisbury Post

Date: 11/25/2014 2:42:00 PM

State transportation officials say a causeway on High Rock Lake at St. Matthews Church Road is damaged too extensively for vehicle use and will remain closed until repairs can be made. The N.C. Department of Transportation did not say how long that might be

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Rowan Chamber of Commerce highlights achievement, looks to future

Salisbury Post

Date: 11/22/2014 9:07:00 PM

The big new event this year was the Dragon Boat Race at High Rock Lake – we’ve received very positive feedback on this event and plans are already in the works for Aug. 1, 2015. Special focus was given to the Community Forum process which was initiated

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NC man pleads guilty in fatal boat crash

WSOC-TV

Date: 11/22/2014 12:14:00 PM

Greene also can't operate a boat for three years. Prosecutors say Greene was driving a speedboat on High Rock Lake on May 25, 2013, when he collided with a pontoon boat. Thirty-two-year-old Melissa Britt of Oak Ridge and her 3-year-old son William died

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• Surface Area: 15,980 Acres
High Rock Lake is a reservoir lake located in the Davidson and Rowan counties of North Carolina, serving as a boundary between them. It is a reservoir for hydroelectric power generation. It is the northernmost of the Uwharrie Lakes and the second largest lake in North Carolina behind Lake Norman. Its water surface covers 15,180 acres and there are 365 miles of shoreline. It begins at the confluence of the Yadkin River and the South Yadkin River. The lake's name is derived from neighboring "High Rock Mountain", the tallest mountain in the Uwharrie Mountains. High Rock Lake is currently managed and operated by the Alcoa company.
The lake is spanned by two bridges at the northern end of the lake: the I-85/US 52 bridge and the older US 29/US 70/NC 150 bridge. The NC 8 causeway crosses the Abbotts Creek tributary of the lake, as does a bridge at Holloway Church Road farther north of Abbotts Creek. Railroad tracks and their causeways also cross the southeastern portion of the lake at the Hwy 8 causeway and over Flat Swamp Creek. Numerous communities align the lake's banks including Lexington, Salisbury, Southmont, Linwood, High Rock, and Spencer.
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