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Boater survey closes Friday

Aug. 9. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is asking boat owners for feedback on their experiences boating in North Carolina. The survey, which is aimed at better serving boaters across the state, closes this Friday. To complete the survey, click here. Responses are confidential, and you may withdraw participation at any time.


Boating safety classes required for operators 35 and younger

Jan. 20. North Carolina requires anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988 to take and pass a Boater Safety Class in order to operate any motorized vessel on North Carolina waters. That includes personal watercraft like Jet Skis and Waverunners used on Lake Norman. Flotilla 26-04 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary has scheduled boating safety classes  […]

NC Wildlife ID’s drowning victim

July 25. A man in his early 60s drowned last night after jumping off a boat near the mouth of the cove by the Peninsula Yacht Club. The incident happened around 9:35 pm Sunday. The body of Joseph Suazo, 62, was recovered at 10:45 pm, according to the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. The Cornelius Police […]

A man drowned while tubing on Lake Norman in late June. Photo: WXII

Lake Norman: Beware traffic, inexperience, alcohol, speed

Aug. 10. Ignoring safe boating rules can quickly put an end to a fun outing on the water, “Pulling a water skier or tube adds tremendous complexity for the boat operator,” says Denis Bilodeau, a town commissioner. “Be safe by assigning a spotter as well as checking life vests for a proper fit,” he said. […]