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In response to drownings, the Joshua Murray boating safety center will open in May

March 18. The Joshua Murray Boating, Safety, Education and Awareness Center is expected to open at Blythe Landing in May with water safety education programs for the public. It will also be a training center prototype for water safety experts statewide. “This space, inspired by our community, aims to educate and empower new and novice […]

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Rescue crews searching for 19-year-old drowning victim

  [Updated] Aug. 2. First responders are searching the quarry area near Blue Stone Harbor for a swimmer who went missing near sunset Monday. [ Update: The body of the missing swimmer has been found. Fire officials said crews resumed the search this morning, looking for the victim, a 19-year-old male who apparently jumped off […]

Drowning victim identified

July 17. NC Wildlife has released the identity of the 49-year-old man who drowned late yesterday afternoon near The Sandbar in Lake Norman. Anthony Barnes fell off the back of a personal watercraft, according to NC Wildlife. A spokesperson said he was on the back of the PWC moving from The Sandbar to his own […]

[Updated] Police, Fire search for drowning victim

July 2. A search continues Sunday afternoon following a drowning in Lake Norman near mile marker D5, according to the Cornelius Fire Dept. There were five or six police and fireboats boats in the waters to the north of the The Sandbar and northwest of Staghorn. NEW: The body has been recovered but the victim’s […]


Did you see the C-130 circle ‘Love Where you Lake’ Saturday? Here’s why.

May 15. Cade Redmond, the 14-year-old son of Elise and Douglas Redmond, received the Commissioner’s Award from the NC Department of Insurance during the Love Where You Lake event Saturday at Blythe Landing. Cade is the driving force behind the Devoted Float campaign to place life rings on public docks in Lake Norman. He was […]