Wednesday, April 3, 2013 —
BOARDMAN, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is partnering with the N.C. Department of Transportation to manage a boating access area on U.S. 74 in Robeson County just outside Boardman, giving the public free, 24-hour access to the Lumber River.
Anglers fishing this section of the Lumber can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish and redbreast sunfish. Along the river, there are opportunities for hunting deer, squirrel and other game, and it is not uncommon to see raccoon, beaver, mink, turkey and ducks.
The Boardman access area consists of a boat ramp and gravel lot. The Commission plans to renovate it in the future.
The Commission also operates three additional boating access areas along the Lumber: Wagram, McNeils Bridge and High Hill.
For more information on boating in North Carolina, including an interactive map of more than 200 free, publicly accessible boating access areas, visit www.ncwildlife.org.
About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 —
DOT closes roads in Cabarrus due to flooding
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Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir begin winter tour
Wingate, N.C. – The Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kenney Potter, will be performing concerts around the state. They will perform sacred works from the 18th century as well as the 21st century. Additionally, they will be performing African-American spirituals and South African folk songs.
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