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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. 0000000

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. 0000000


Cornelius Square: Can Exit 27 round out LKN’s menu of developable land?

Nov. 18. By V. Tom Gardner. Cornelius’ mix of residential vs. commercial taxes, currently around 80 percent residential to 20 percent commercial, is seriously unbalanced, according to Mike Griffin, treasurer of the Lake Norman Economic Development Corp. Speaking at the Business Today and Cornelius Today Newsmakers Breakfast this morning, Griffin said the proposed Exit 27 would open […]

Covekeepers meet Nov. 19

The Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting is 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 19. The guest speakers are Tom Dyson, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, and Rick Ross, Organic Footprint Lawn and Garden Center. They will discuss how to have a healthy lawn/garden with minimal negative impact on water quality and the environment. The meeting is at the East Lincoln Volunteer […]

Covekeepers meet Oct. 17 at 9

The Lake Norman Covekeepers are planning a morning on Lake Wylie.  The group will meet at 9 am Oct. 17 at Tailrace Marina, 1000 Marina Village Drive in Mt. Holly.  Bring your own kayak or canoe, e-mail to reserve a free kayak, or rent one at the marina (call 704-827-0000).  Optional pay-as-you-go lunch at […]

Clean the lake Oct. 10

The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation’s annual fall clean-up is Saturday, Oct. 10. Check-in begins at 8 am; the event runs until noon. There are two meeting/boat access sites: Pinnacle Access Area at the Hwy. 150 bridge in Mooresville, and Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver. The foundation is asking boat captains and all other volunteers to fill […]