Posted on 17 May 2013.
Business and nonprofit leaders were among the guests. (Duke Energy photo)
The weather was perfect Thursday afternoon for the 23rd annual Business After Hours networking reception at the EnergyExplorium, at Duke Energy’s McGuire Nuclear Station on Lake Norman. The event brought businesspeople from Mecklenburg, Iredell and Lincoln counties.
Guests sampled burgers, chips and dips, sandwiches, chicken wings, desserts and other food from 17 area restaurants and caterers. DJ Echo provided the music and some guests actually got out on the water for boat tours around by Luxury Yacht. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius People, Lake Norman, Photo of the Day, Top Stories
Posted on 08 May 2013.
Heavy spring rains raised water levels all along the Catawba River basin this week, leading to flooding in some low-lying areas of the river and area lakes. Residents along Lake Norman reported flooding, and some residents in northwest Charlotte’s Riverside neighborhood were evacuated amid rising waters. Read on for a photo gallery. Read the full story
Posted in Environment, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Photo of the Day, Photo of the Day, Public safety
Posted on 07 May 2013.
The Jetton Park Triathlon 2013 is scheduled this Saturday, May 11, at Jetton Park on Lake Norman. The event, organized by Wakeman Charities to benefit Brookstone Schools and Hope House Foundation, will bring some lane closures in the park area. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville
Posted on 07 May 2013.
Rising water surrounded a picnic table at Jetton Park in Cornelius Tuesday. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
After several days of heavy rain, water levels around Lake Norman are above normal, prompting warnings this week from officials who manage safety on the lake. Duke Energy said it is boosting flows at its dams in the Catawba River basin, and urging lakeside residents to beware of flooding in low-lying areas.
The National Weather Service reported Tuesday morning that some residents along the river were being evacuated, especially in the area between Lake Norman and Mountain Island Lake. Fire officials said Tuesday night that about 40 homes in the Riverside community in northwest Charlotte were evacuated.
Meanwhile, the Lake Norman Marine Commission is asking boaters to avoid big wakes near shore. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Environment, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Lincoln County, Mecklenburg County, Mooresville, Public safety
Posted on 30 April 2013.
MOORESVILLE - A goal in the first overtime gave Lake Norman a 2-1 victory over Hough Monday night in a game that decided the I-Meck 4A girls’ soccer championship. Barry Pulver reports. Story & photos in SPORTS»
Posted in Cornelius, Mooresville, Schools, Sports
Posted on 29 April 2013.
A delivery truck delivered about 300 grass carp into Lake Norman last Tuesday, April 24. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
MOORESVILLE – Officials from Duke Energy, the the Lake Norman Marine Commission and the state of North Carolina gathered at the Davidson College Lake Campus in Mooresville one morning last week for a fish release. Not game fish, but “grass carp,” which the state has been using for more than a decade to control the growth of invasive hydrilla on Lake Norman.
Ron Shoultz is executive director of the marine commission, and a 15-year resident and boater. We asked him a few questions as we awaited the arrival of a tractor-trailer from Arkansas, carrying tanks of the large grey fish.
Listen to an audio version of this interview below. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Davidson College, Environment, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Lincoln County, Mooresville
Posted on 25 April 2013.
“Paradise” seems fitting for this early morning scene on Lake Norman. The view is from the Half Moon Bay condos in the Kings Point area, off West Catawba Ave. (Barry Michael/CorneliusNewsnet)
Read below for info on how to submit your photo of the day. And to see previous photos of the day, CLICK HERE» Read the full story
Posted in Photo of the Day
Posted on 22 April 2013.
Trent Burgess of the Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron checked Kevin Lambert’s personal watercraft Saturday during a day of free safety checks at Peninsula Yacht Club. (Amy Ellis/CorneliusNews.net)
The Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron
has begun its spring campaign for boating safety. The group hosted a boat safety check
on Saturday, April 20, at the Peninsula Yacht Club on Lake Norman. And there’s a boating safety class coming up this Saturday, April 27, at Duke Energy’s Environmental Center, off NC 73 in Huntersville. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Lake Norman, Photo of the Day, Public safety