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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 […]

State agency officials urge safe waterfowl hunting

Nov. 16. As duck hunting season ramps up across the state, officials with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission urge waterfowl hunters to practice safety and to share best practices with someone new to the sport, especially when hunting from a vessel. The Wildlife Commission reported that of the 23 people who died boating on North […]


Sharrow the road

May 6. The possibility of Cornelius seeing its first sharrows grew more likely recently when the town’s Transportation Advisory Board gave the idea a thumbs-up. Sharrows are diagrams embedded in the pavement for those situations where cyclists and drivers must use the same lane. The sharrows are being considered for the eastbound/outbound left lane of […]