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Avery Hammock and Garrett Smith of Erskine College

Anglers on Lake Norman net $2,601 prize

March 28. Avery Hammock and Garrett Smith felt a gamut of emotions this week in winning the Strike King Bassmaster College Series at Lake Norman presented by Bass Pro Shops. They came to Cornelius with no guarantee of even competing, but made it from the waitlist into the tournament. They were in fourth place on […]

Michael Green with a sprinkler head on Peninsula Club

Watch out for costly irrigation systems as Spectrum’s big dig continues

March 8. By Dave Vieser. Damage by contractors hired by Spectrum has now spread to lawn sprinkler systems. Michael Green, who lives on Peninsula Club Drive, had several sprinkler heads broken by crews from MAS TEC, a Mooresville company hired to help install some 140 miles of new underground cable. “I understand this can be […]


This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 7. From the 80s on Sunday and today, to sub-freezing temps forecast for this coming weekend, anything can happen this time of year, including tornadoes. Gov. Roy Cooper has declared March 6-12 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Spring is typically the most active season for thunderstorms and tornadoes. There will be a statewide tornado […]

Two wastewater spills in Peninsula

March 3. Charlotte Water crews have responded to wastewater overflows near 18246 Mainsail Pointe Drive as well as the 18000 block of Peninsula Club. An estimated 84 gallons reached Lake Norman after a contractor accidentally damaged a pipe on Mainsail Pointe, according to Charlotte Water. The spill on Peninsula Club was about 120 gallons. Spills […]

Hank Cherry photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S

Fishing champ hosts tournament benefiting Warrior’s Journey

Dec. 8. Angler extraordinaire Hank Cherry of Lincolnton will host a special fishing tournament Dec. 11 for The Warrior’s Journey, an organization dedicated to serving military veterans and their families. The two-time Bassmaster Classic champion said the tournament winner is guaranteed a $5,000 purse. “The Warrior’s Journey gives everything they have to help serve so […]

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Weather outlook: Cool, warmer, cold, warm…and a perfect T-Day

Nov. 19. The cold front that raced through our region Thursday brought perfect conditions for windsurfing off Ramsey Creek Park and Jetton Park. Art director Jason Benavides caught this picture from his vantage point on the beach at Jetton Park. Temps were in the mid-70s across the Charlotte region. Look for much cooler temps today […]


Peninsula Yacht Club will waive December dues after 3-month clubhouse closure

Nov. 12. By Dave Yochum. A member mutiny at the Peninsula Yacht Club may have been averted with word that it will reopen in time for Thanksgiving dinner service indoors. The lakefront facility has been closed since Sept. 11, apparently because of water damage. The club is as much a private business as a club, […]


Charlotte Water responds to wastewater spill on Peninsula Club

Sept. 29. A relatively small sewage spill occurred in the 18500 block of Peninsula Club Drive, not far from The Peninsula Club. Charlotte Water said roughly 50 gallons of wastewater reached Lake Norman, out of a total of 75 gallons that spilled. A contractor accidentally broke a low pressure sewer pipe that conveys waste from […]

Cody Hoyle of Rutherfordton won the tournament

Fish tales: Rutherfordton angler wins Bassmaster Southern Open in Cornelius

Sept. 27. Cody Hoyle of Rutherfordton had the winning three-day total during the Basspro.com Bassmaster Southern Open on Lake Norman this past weekend. You might have seen the duded-out bass boats stalking coves and docks around Cornelius. “This is pretty amazing; I really wasn’t expecting to win,” said Hoyle, who pulled in $43,533. “I entered […]


Weekend weather: Sun, clouds showers

Sept. 17. Sun and clouds are what we’re in for during the next few days with possible showers today, Saturday and Sunday. High today of 83-ish, slightly warmer Saturday and Sunday. If you like humidity, you’re in luck! Saturday: Isolated showers, possible T-storms. High 85. Sunday: Slight chance of showers, possible T-storms. High 86, maybe […]