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Letter: Thank you from LKN Marine Commssion

[Letter] June 6. The Lake Norman Marine Commission would like to thank everyone for the response to our lifesaving ring giveaway!  We are distributing the rings to dock-owners around Lake Norman in an effort to prevent drownings—we all know one is too many and drownings from docks are easily preventable.  We also want to give […]

Life-ring drive buoyed by Marine Commission

May 23. The Lake Norman Marine Commission (LNMC) is offering free US Coast Guard approved lifesaving rings to owners of docks, piers and boat houses. “It’s a carrot not a stick,” said John Johnson, the LNMC commissioner from Cornelius. The commission, the governing body for Lake Norman and its shoreline area for all matters relating […]


Did you see the C-130 circle ‘Love Where you Lake’ Saturday? Here’s why.

May 15. Cade Redmond, the 14-year-old son of Elise and Douglas Redmond, received the Commissioner’s Award from the NC Department of Insurance during the Love Where You Lake event Saturday at Blythe Landing. Cade is the driving force behind the Devoted Float campaign to place life rings on public docks in Lake Norman. He was […]


Fun and safety: Love Where you Lake event Saturday will launch new policies for rental boats

May 11. In the wake of drownings on Lake Norman last year, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and Cornelius Lake Patrol are stepping up safety efforts, especially at public boat ramps in Cornelius. The new policies for rental boat companies using the boat ramps at Ramsey Creek and Blythe Landing will be shared at a […]

Changes in location, date for Saturday’s lake safety events

May 4. The venue and time of  the two-part “Love Where you Lake Event” at Blythe Landing Saturday have been changed due to the expected inclement weather —The 9:30am meeting with Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and Cornelius Lake Patrol has been moved from Blythe Landing to Fire Station No. 1 on S. Main. Officials […]

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West Marine, Qualified Captain on board with Cornelius-based Devoted Float

March 27. The Devoted Float, a Cornelius-based awareness and resource organization focused on drowning prevention, has teamed up with The Qualified Captain, the water industry’s leading expert on safety, and West Marine, North America’s marine supply resource leader, to launch a major national campaign that encourages the installation of waterside lifesaver rings throughout the country. […]

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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 […]

Float it Forward: Donation of life rings at YMCA

Lake safety one life ring at a time

Jan. 10. By Dave Yochum. Members of the Float it Forward lake safety effort donated life rings to the lakefront YMCA in Cornelius as part of their effort to install life rings on every dock. Elise Redmond, a Cornelius Realtor, and her son Cade, say that the life rings can save lives. Indeed, they were […]