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day of Caring 2017

United Way: ​Volunteers contribute 1​,​508 hours​ in 4 days

Sept. ​21. ​United Way of Central Carolinas brought together 377 Mooresville/Lake Norman-area residents to serve their neighbors from Wednesday to Saturday last week for the ​sixth​ annual Days of Caring. United Way’s celebration of service has grown considerably since 2012, when it was a single-day event, thanks to widespread community interest and key sponsors who […]


​On the​ waterfront: ​Lake levels ​higher than last year

​By Dave Vieser. What a difference a year can make. That’s certainly true when it comes to Lake Norman this summer. It’s the amount of precipitation our area has experienced which has made the difference. WeatherUnderground says we are more than five inches above average for rainfall through Aug. 6. You can see it in lake levels. […]

A day at the beach 11 am

Ramsey Creek Beach opens Saturday

May 16. By Dave Yochum. On Monday night, Mecklenburg County Park Director Jim Garges let the Town Board know there are 50 new parking spaces, new signs and surveillance cameras wired directly to the Police Station as well as a variety of new procedures at Ramsey Creek Park. Whether Nantz Road residents will be happy […]


It’s our lake, our drinking water

  May 6. OPINION. In an open letter to legislators, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett has called on them to revise SB 434 so that  cities, towns and counties can regulate environmental buffers on rivers, streams and lakes. The proposed legislation, approved in the Senate, would eliminate the 50-foot shoreline buffer that protects the Catawba and Lake […]


Boat safely: Free vessel check Saturday

April 21. What’s a backfire flame control? It’s one of nearly a dozen key boating safety features which will be inspected free of charge during vessel safety checks at Blythe Landing. The safety check, sponsored the Cornelius Police Department and the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and will take place Saturday, April 22 and again on Saturday, May 6, […]


How dry we are

Nov. 13. By Dave Vieser. True or false: The genesis of the drought currently plaguing Lake Norman and much of the southeast United States is the Northern Pacific Ocean. If you answered in the affirmative, take a bow. “Over the last few weeks, the jet stream has actually been largely stuck in place north of the […]

Fast-growing app design studio Tapity moves to Cornelius

By Dave Yochum. Jeremy Olson faced a choice in 2012 while he was still a student at UNC-Charlotte: He could continue with his studies and graduate or devote himself full time to the app design studio he had started three years earlier. Olson, the lead designer at Tapity, which he incorporated in 2011, said it was […]

Lake Norman Covekeepers to meet Sept. 15

Lake Norman residents can explore the Rock Springs Nature Preserve at the Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting Sept. 15. Covekeeper Sylvia Holmes will brief participants on the origin and features of the preserve. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at 6684 Pine Ridge Drive in Denver.  For more information, contact Ben Benoit at 704-489-6249.

Update on June 12 drowning

July 12. A 27-year-old Charlotte woman who drowned in Lake Norman Sunday June 12 was a attempting to retrieve her hat, which had blown overboard, according to Cornelius police. The victim was identified as Shakira Varner, and the drowning happened off of Island Forest Drive. Cornelius police say Varner and another woman were on a private […]

Covekeepers meet March 24

The Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting is March 24 at the East Lincoln Fire Department, 406 South Pilot Knob Road in Stanley. The guest speaker, Doug Rae, will discuss the various factors that contribute to Lake Norman’s value as well as its true economic worth. Info Ben Benoit 704-489-6249.