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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Penalties, turnovers haunt Statesville in 14-0 loss to Anson

Statesville Record & Landmark

Date: 9/22/2018 7:27:00 AM

The loss drops the Hounds to 4-2, with their only other loss coming at the hands of Lake Norman. The Wildcats won 2-0. The Hounds turned over the ball four times and had a number of penalties that sta

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Our View: On presidential visits, letting 5 out on bond


Date: 9/21/2018 12:11:00 AM

True, there were a couple of awkward moments, such as when he asked about the Lake Norman area where he owns a golf club, but his visit was good and probably uplifting for a number of those affected

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Lake Norman Plug Overshadows Trump's NC Survey Of Florence Damage

USA Patch

Date: 9/20/2018 12:57:00 PM

MOORESVILLE, NC — President Trump visited North Carolina on Wednesday to survey damage wrought by Hurricane Florence, but something he said about Mooresville during a live televised briefing

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Wednesday’s Roundup: Mallard Creek stops rival Hough in volleyball

The Charlotte Observer

Date: 9/20/2018 11:53:00 AM

Hough 2, North Mecklenburg 1: Trystan Orbe scored both Huskie goals. Mooresville 2, Lake Norman 0 Vance 9, West Charlotte 0: Moises Carranza (two goals, two assists) and Emmanuel Muin II (two goals, o

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Opinion Roundup: Florence & Trump, surveying agriculture losses, contamination from flooding and more


Date: 9/20/2018 5:51:00 AM

MARK PRICE: Trump asks about Lake Norman while surveying devastation (Charlotte Observer reports) -- President Donald Trump asked about Lake Norman during a Wednesday visit to survey North Carolina’s

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• Length: 520 Miles
• Surface Area: 32,510 Acres
• Drainage Area: 1,790 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 34 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 110 feet
• Length: 34 Miles
Lake Norman, created between 1959 and 1964 as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy, is the largest manmade body of fresh water located in North Carolina.

Lake Norman is fed by the Catawba River, and drains into Mountain Island Lake to the south. It was named after former Duke Power president Norman Cornelius. Lake Norman is sometimes referred to as the "inland sea" of North Carolina; it offers 520 miles of shoreline and a surface area of more than 50 square miles. Full pond at Lake Norman is 760 feet above mean sea level. Interstate 77 and North Carolina Highway 150 cross Lake Norman at different points.
Lake Norman provides electricity to the Piedmont region of the Carolinas. It powers the generators at the hydroelectric station at Cowans Ford Dam, and is used by Marshall Steam Station and McGuire Nuclear Station to cool the steam that drives their turbines. The lake supplies water to Lincoln County, Iredell County, Mooresville, Charlotte, and other towns in Mecklenburg County, particularly Davidson and Huntersville.
Duke Power partnered with the state of North Carolina to establish Lake Norman State Park. It has also built two bank fishing areas and eight public boating access areas along the shoreline. One site is leased to Mecklenburg County and one to Iredell County. Popular game fish in Lake Norman include catfish, crappie, bluegill and yellow perch, as well as striped, largemouth, white bass along with multiple types of turtles.
Lake Norman is also the location for one of the International Jet Sport Boats Association (IJSBA) tour stops. Team Tweek, a race team headquartered in Mooresville, helps promote and coordinate the annual event.
Lake Norman is also the location of Lake Norman Yacht Club which is the host of many South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association (SAYRA) sailboat races throughout the year. Davidson College also owns and operates a "Lake Campus" for students on Lake Norman.
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