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Colonial spill: Estimate doubled from Jan. 6

Jan. 22. By Dave Yochum. In the space of two weeks, Colonial Pipeline has again revised the size of the gasoline spill, doubling it to roughly 1.2 million gallons. The spill in Huntersville this past August was originally estimated at 272,000 gallons, then 354,000 gallons in November and, as recently as Jan. 6., at nearly […]


LKN Marine Commission stocking lake with sterile carp

May 14. By Dave Yochum. The world, according to sterile carp, is an aquatic environment with Hydrilla, and Lake Norman apparently has plenty. Look for a lot more fish—as in 10,200 more—in Lake Norman starting tomorrow, thanks to the Lake Norman Marine Commission. The fish, which will be placed in the lake at Blythe Landing starting […]


Not quite a border war, but Cornelius defends northern edge

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board will look into how to write a resolution in opposition to the Potts Street Development that straddles the Davidson town line near the YMCA. Although the Cornelius portion of the rezoning application from Crescent Communities for nine homes has been withdrawn, plans for a 295 unit complex […]


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 […]

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.

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 [email protected] to reserve a free kayak, or rent one at the marina (call 704-827-0000).  Optional pay-as-you-go lunch at […]

Town Board meeting tonight

TODAY. At their meeting tonight, Cornelius commissioners are expected to consider waiving their right of first refusal so that the county can sell a 3,765 square foot portion of Robbins Park to the neighboring Preserve at Robbins Park development. The property is needed to allow the development to complete their storm water drainage system. In 2007 […]

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 […]

Covekeepers meet Sept. 24

The Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting Sept. 24 features the new Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation Executive Director, Emilee Syrewicze. She will lead an accelerated strategic planning session around goals, volunteer operations, water quality and quantity. The meeting starts at 7 pm at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 South Pilot Knob Road, Stanley. Info: Ben Benoit 704-489-6249.