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405 gallons of wastewater reaches lake

June 30. About 405 gallons of wastewater overflow spilled into Lake Norman off ​Paradise Cove Court​, not far from Jetton Road. A total of 810 gallons​ was spilled, according to Charlotte Water. Utility officials said a truck driver accidentally broke a pipe​.​ There is a no-swim advisory in effect. A no-swimming advisory issued by the […]


Lincolnton angler lands $300K in Texas bass tournament

June 14. A professional angler from Lincolnton has won the top prize—$300,000 in cash—at a tournament in Texas. Hank Cherry caught five bass Sunday that weighed 13 pounds, 1 ounce and won the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic with a three-day total of 50 pounds, 15 ounces. He is only the fourth angler in […]


Big Day at the Lake on July 24 needs Boat Hosts

June 23. The 16th annual “Big Day at the Lake” event for at-risk kids in Big Brothers Big Sisters will be held Saturday, July 24 on Lake Norman.  The day is filled with fun activities on the lake thanks to Boat Hosts. Not held last year due to the pandemic—2020 would have been Year 16—nearly […]

A screen shot of the GetMyBoat site for Lake Norman

App matches boat owners, renters

March 12. By Dave Yochum. There’s Uber and Lyft, which match car owners and those who need a ride. Airbnb matches homeowners with people who need a place to stay. GetMyBoat hopes to be the sharing app for both sides of the boat ownership equation. GetMyBoat currently has nearly two dozen “boat and water experience” […]

Fishers of Men tournament coming to LKN

Feb. 26. The Fishers of Men National Bass Tournament will bring five events to Lake Norman during the next two years. The organization operates fishing tournaments in 34 states. This is the first one on Lake Norman, according to Travis Dancy, director of sales at VIsit Lake Norman, the local convention and visitors bureau. The […]


2021 Bassmaster Open coming back to LKN

Dec. 17. The 2021 Bassmaster Opens comes back in 2021, a little later than usual, but back nevertheless. Lake Norman is on deck Sept. 23-25. Since the 2020 schedule was pushed back by the COVID-19 pandemic, it didn’t finish until the first week of December. As a result, the 2021 schedule begins in March instead […]


298 Santas had a great lake day

Dec. 13. If you had visions of Santas fishing on Lake Norman Saturday, you didn’t have sugar plums messing with your head. Hundreds of Santas rode boats instead of sleds during the Ugly Stik “World’s Largest Santa Claus Bass Tournament” Saturday at Queens Landing. Nearly 300 anglers competed in the one-day bass fishing tournament dressed […]

Dock ramp in center of photo tilts up because of high water. Picture taken on Belle Isle Drive

Lake level starting to come down

Nov. 13. Updated 1 pm. Tropical Storm Eta dumped as much as 9 inches of rain on the region, pushing lake levels rapidly higher. Lake Norman was at 100 feet/full pond this morning, with water spilling at Cowans Ford Dam. Mountain Island Lake was at 103 feet this morning. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm […]

Coastal flooding. Photo credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about

July 16. If you’re thinking about getting a little place at the beach, you might want to invest in waders. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts more and worsening flooding along the North Carolina coast as sea levels rise. Known as high tide flooding, it typically occurs when ocean waters rise well above the […]


Aquesta reports sharply higher earnings

Jan. 16 Aquesta Financial Holdings, the parent company of Aquesta Bank, reported record earnings and loan growth for the fourth quarter of 2018 as well as the full year. The Cornelius-based bank reported net income of $942,000 compared to $204,000 during the last quarter of 2017. For the full year 2018, net income was $4.2 […]