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Freezin’ for a reason at the Y

Jan. 18. Saturday will be sunny and around 32 degrees—perfect for the Lake Norman YMCA’s Annual Polar Plunge & Chili Cook-off. Teams will be walk, jump and tiptoe into the lake to support funding for programs such as summer camp, Afterschool, Preschool, swim lessons and safety around water for all, regardless of ability to pay. […]

Sewage spill on Belle Isle near the end of John Connor

Wastewater spill on Belle Isle near John Connor

Jan. 12. Charlotte Water crews responded to a wastewater overflow in the 17300 block of Belle Isle Drive last night. An estimated 900 gallons of sewage reached Lake Norman. Charlotte Water said most homes along the lake that are served by low pressure sewer systems convey waste to a gravity-fed sewer to wastewater treatment plants. […]

Barefoot skiing at the Lake Norman Marina

Go jump in the lake, barefoot, on New Year’s Day

Jan. 4. Although choppy conditions affected performances, the 46th annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Tournament wowed those who turned out on a sunny 50 degree day. The wide range of competitor’s ages and abilities made this year’s event particularly interesting. From five-year-old Lydia Harrington of Davidson to 81-year-olds (Ted Eisenstat and Fred Steinbaum, […]

Ramsey Creek boat ramp is open

Boat ramps reopening after drought-induced low lake levels

Dec. 28. For all you winter boaters, the ramps at Blythe Landing and Ramsey Creek Park have reopened. The lake level was back up—and above target—at about 97.5 feet this morning, well above Duke Energy’s target level of 96. Full pond—when the lake is at capacity—is 100 feet. Drought conditions have been responsible for low […]

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Short-term rentals depend on where you are

Dec. 18. By Dave Vieser. Two years ago, there appeared to be significant support among members of the North Carolina  General Assembly to adopt a new statewide law with regulations applying to short term rentals, such as those offered by Airbnb. The statewide laws would then be used instead of local laws adopted by towns […]

Barefoot skiing at the Lake Norman Marina

Go jump in the lake Jan. 1 with Carolina Show Ski Team

Dec. 14. The 46th Annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Tournament will be held Monday, Jan. 1, at Lake Norman Marina and hosted by the Carolina Show Ski Team. Can you think of a cooler way to ring in the New Year? This is one of the longest running and most unique barefoot skiing […]

LKN Christmas Boat Parade on deck Dec. 16

LKN Lighted Christmas Boat Parade is Saturday, Dec. 16

Dec. 9. The Lake Norman Lighted Christmas Boat Parade will launch at 5:30 pm as planned on Dec. 16. Cornelius Police will help lead the parade—and keep it in deep water—with three major stops: Blythe Landing at 5:30 pm, then on to Ramsey Creek, continuing to the Peninsula Yacht Club and then Duke Energy Explorium […]

Davidson urges citizens practice water conservation

Nov. 8. The Town of Davidson is “strongly encouraging’ all residents to consider voluntary conservation activities in light of Stage 1 drought conditions which require the first phase of operational adjustments at Duke Energy’s hydroelectric facilities and Charlotte Water. Click here for water conservation tips from Charlotte Water. There is no rain expected until Friday […]

First place: Jeremy Wallace's aerial shot of a lake sunset

VLN photo contest captures beauty of Lake Norman

Nov. 2. We do live in a beautiful area, just take a look at the three winners of the Visit Lake Norman (VLN) “Capture Lake Norman” photo contest. Jeremy Wallace won first place with his aerial sunset photo. Dion White landed second place for his crane photo at Lake Norman State Park. Third place winner […]

Lake Norman water level Oct. 2023

Duke asks for water conservation as ‘low inflow protocol’ begins

Nov. 1. By Dave Yochum. Duke Energy says drought conditions have made it necessary to enter Stage 1 of “Low Inflow Protocol” (LIP) in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin, which includes Lake Norman and Mountain Island Lake. As of today, Lake Norman is 2.4 feet below target level and .6 above minimum. As dry weather conditions […]