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Town Board approves repairs to fire boat

Feb. 7. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved the expenditure of $204,092 to repair the Cornelius Lemley Fire Dept. fire boat. Funds will be transferred from the 2023 fiscal year budget general fund surplus in order to cover the cost of the repair. Speaking with commissioners prior to the Feb. 6 board […]

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Can Marine Commission mandate life rings on Lake Norman docks?

Feb. 7. By TL Bernthal. The Lake Norman Marine Commission education committee is working on a draft proposal that would require a life ring at every dock. It’s early in the process, says commission Chairman David Scott, who personally supports the idea. The public can look for discussion and action in the coming months. The […]


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  […]

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It’s time to navigate a safer, fun time on Lake Norman

Jan. 11. By TL Bernthal. Lake lovers and leaders are charting a course to a different — and safer —boating season on Lake Norman in 2023. About 120 participants from 80 organizations came together recently to help change the culture around Lake Norman recreational safety. Mike Hauser, executive director of the non-profit Calvin Newman Youth […]

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Brace yourselves for the 45th annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Skiing Tournament

Dec. 27. The 45th Annual Lake Norman New Year’s Day Barefoot Tournament will be held Sunday, Jan. 1, at Lake Norman Marina and hosted by the Carolina Show Ski Team, It is one of the longest running and unique barefoot skiing tournaments in the world. Due to COVID-19, 2021 was the first year in the […]

Wildlife Commission announces 2023-2024 proposed rule changes

Dec. 14. Officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announced the 2023-2024 proposed changes to inland fishing, hunting, trapping, game land and other regulated activities; the public comment period runs into January 2023.  No public hearings will be held locally, but a virtual hearing will be held on Jan. 19. Registration is required to receive a meeting link to […]


Update: LKN Humane says Nutmeg will have surgery Monday

Dec. 9.  Nutmeg, the rescue dog, will undergo surgery Monday, Dec. 12. Lake Norman Humane put out a call in mid-November seeking donations to help Nutmeg  get the medical care she needs.  Dana Kelley, director of operations at Lake Norman Humane, said $2,925 was raised—enough to cover the surgery and recovery costs. When Nutmeg arrived […]

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Weekender Nov. 4-6: Barbecue, concerts and festivals abound

Here’s a look at what’s coming up this weekend: Nov. 4 Chorale and Symphony Orchestra 5 – 6:30 pm | Nov. 4. The Davidson Chorale and Chamber Singers present music from Baltic nations where the cultural heritage of singing is millenia old. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.  Davidson College, Knobloch […]

Veterans Day will be celebrated at Cornelius Town Hall and elsewhere.

Holiday activities along with other fun events coming in November

Trying to figure out what to do this month? This calendar points you to some of the best options in Lake Norman.  Nov. 1 Brooke M. Bauer, Ph.D.: Becoming Catawba: Catawba Indian Women and Nation-building, 1540-1840  7:30 pm | Nov. 1. Brooke M. Bauer, a citizen of the Catawba Nation of South Carolina and assistant […]

Wildlife news: Largemouth bass evaluation in LKN; avian influenza warning ; sea turtle success

Oct. 28. North Carolina Wildlife Resources  Commission’s  Lake Norman F-1 largemouth bass evaluation  is in its second year. This is a five-year study to examine the efficacy of stocking F-1 largemouth bass in Lake Norman. F-1 largemouth bass are a hybrid cross between Florida and northern strain largemouth bass that are produced in commercial fish […]