Philpott Lake News

10/5/2020 1:25:00 PM
WSLS 10
If you’re an avid fisher, you probably already have a good idea of some of the best spots in the state that are within a day’s drive from you, but they may all pale in comparison to the Smith River in ...

10/2/2020 5:53:00 AM
WDBJ
Musician John Mark Jones was a Lexington high school teacher fifty years ago when a friend gave him a poem about the flooding caused by Hurricane Camille and asked him to set it to music.

10/2/2020 5:53:00 AM
WDBJ
It's that time of year when trees begin feeling the impacts of Mother Nature's wrath. Whether it's too much rain, not enough rain, too hot or too cold, a tree's health is very dependent on the ...

10/2/2020 5:53:00 AM
WDBJ
You've been to the car wash but can't seem to get those little tiny dots off your vehicle. While a few of them could be bugs, the dots may actually be caused when parking next to a nearby mulch ...

10/2/2020 5:53:00 AM
WDBJ
Major flooding continues to be a problem in Halifax County. The Dan River is still rising after multiple days of rain across Southside. It's not a record high, but it's high enough to do serious ...

9/29/2020 9:41:00 AM
The Roanoke Times
Three more people have been charged in a July altercation that left a 20-year-old fatally shot and his 18-year-old brother wounded. Six people are now in custody.

9/2/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

9/1/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

8/31/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/24/2020 12:45:00 PM
Martinsville Bulletin
Alabama bass have been found in four bodies of water in Virginia and can damage the largemouth bass population.

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/11/2020
BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

8/5/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…

7/28/2020
NWS
Water Resources Outlook (July 2020)

7/22/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…

7/16/2020 4:16:00 AM
The Roanoke Times
Three men are in custody as Franklin County authorities continue to investigate a case that started before dawn Tuesday, when they were called to a house and found one man ...

7/15/2020 5:27:00 AM
The Roanoke Times
One day after two brothers were shot, one fatally, in a Franklin County home, authorities have two suspects in custody.

7/14/2020 6:22:00 AM
MSN
Neighbors said the violence is surprising. This is less than a mile away from a popular camping spot along Philpott Lake. “People come up here to escape, use the campground,” neighbor Billy ...

7/14/2020 6:08:00 AM
MSN
Neighbors said the violence is surprising. This is less than a mile away from a popular camping spot along Philpott Lake. “People come up here to escape, use the campground,” neighbor Billy ...

7/14/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…

7/13/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. July 13, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters?“Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,&rdquo…

6/30/2020 8:22:00 AM
WSLS 10
While for some, all bass are the same, that’s far from the truth when it comes to this invasive species being found in lakes across Virginia.

6/29/2020 12:45:00 PM
Martinsville Bulletin
Summer usually is filled with squeals of delight, a stampede of running feet and gasps of wonder as, this late into June, camps across the region typically are in full swing. But this year is ...

6/29/2020 7:53:00 AM
WSET
Alabama Bass (a black bass species native to Alabama and parts of Georgia) have been detected at several locations in Virginia, including Claytor Lake, Philpott Lake, Martinsville Reservoir ...

6/18/2020 6:18:00 PM
Martinsville Bulletin
Webinar and lunch with the Dan River Basin Association is at noon. The topic is "Spotlight: Philpott Lake." Registration is required, but this virtual event is free to members and non-members of DRBA.

6/16/2020 11:00:00 PM
GoDanRiver.com
Nice brick Ranch minutes from Philpott Lake. Living/Dining combo. Wood flooring on main, except for bath. Kitchen has lots of cabinetry and pantry. Double pane windows. Basement has some cabinets ...

6/4/2020 3:30:00 PM
Martinsville Bulletin
Even though it’s been nearly 10 months since the end of the 2019 M Mustangs season, the Byrd family of Henry County still talks with former Mustang Ethan Whitley regularly.

5/29/2020 4:30:00 PM
Martinsville Bulletin
The storms and flooding that deluged Henry County over the past week were record-setting in many ways, officials said.

5/29/2020 4:30:00 PM
Martinsville Bulletin
The storms and flooding that deluged Henry County over the past week were record-setting in many ways, officials said.

5/29/2020 11:17:00 AM
Blue Ridge Outdoors
As summer heats up, there’s no better way to cool down than exploring the waters of the Blue Ridge. With increased access to the outdoors hopefully on the ...

5/26/2020 9:00:00 PM
Martinsville Bulletin
Calendar items may be sent to calendar@martinsvillebulletin.com, brought to the office at 204 Broad St., Martinsville or mailed to P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, VA, 24112. Dates and times must be ...

5/25/2020 8:58:00 AM
WDBJ
No injuries were reported, and engineers have closed the head gate, while remaining on site, trying to restore power to the dam to continue controlling the release of water.

5/25/2020 8:36:00 AM
MSN
Engineers say water is safely being stored in Philpott Lake with no anticipated downstream impacts, despite the heavy rainfall Sunday. Friday, due to heavy rainfall over the Philpott Lake ...

5/24/2020 9:00:00 PM
Martinsville Bulletin
Calendar items may be sent to calendar@martinsvillebulletin.com, brought to the office at 204 Broad St., Martinsville or mailed to P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, VA, 24112. Dates and times must be ...

5/23/2020 9:00:00 PM
Martinsville Bulletin
Calendar items may be sent to calendar@martinsvillebulletin.com, brought to the office at 204 Broad St., Martinsville or mailed to P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, VA, 24112. Dates and times must be ...

5/22/2020 9:00:00 PM
Martinsville Bulletin
Calendar items may be sent to calendar@martinsvillebulletin.com, brought to the office at 204 Broad St., Martinsville or mailed to P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, VA, 24112. Dates and times must be ...

5/22/2020 5:52:00 PM
WSLS 10
All the recent rain we’ve received has caused a historic moment at Philpott Dam. The dam was built in 1948, began hydropower production in 1953 and for the first time ever, the lake overflowed its ...

5/22/2020 12:26:00 PM
MSN
BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) --Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. (DBI) announced the cancelation of Art at the Market and Steppin' Out 2020. Organizers canceled the event to prevent vendors and the public from ...

5/22/2020 10:55:00 AM
MSN
BASSETT, Va. (WDBJ7) - For the first time, the pool of Philpott Lake has filled past the crest elevation of the dam's spillway. That happened in the wake of heavy rainfall this week over Philpott ...

5/22/2020 10:37:00 AM
WDBJ
Operators say there is no danger of dam failure, and the flow over the spillway, combined with controlled releases, is not expected to have any downstream impacts.







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