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Trending: Stripes and Espadrilles- Casual Midi Dress and Zara Espadrilles

Date: 4/23/2017 10:11:00 PM

I love the sun as it does help my mood but the heat can hold off for a few more months! This weekend we enjoyed just sitting out by Lake Norman bringing the pups and having lunch out. I’ve been having a hard time health wise struggling with coming down

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30 Jobs In The Charlotte Area: Civil Engineer, Deli Clerk And Account Executive


Date: 4/22/2017 8:06:00 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Companies across the Charlotte and Lake Norman region are looking for new employees, and Patch and Zip Recruiter have heaps of openings on our searchable jobs board. Here are recent postings for job openings in the Queen City area

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News Briefs – Week of 4/21

Date: 4/20/2017 10:43:00 PM

Vessel safety checks offered CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Police Department Lake Patrol Unit in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Lake Norman, will host two Vessel Safety Checkpoints at the Blythe Landing boat launch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on

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Area Sports Briefs: Intimidators win

Salisbury Post

Date: 4/20/2017 9:13:00 PM

Carson lost to Lake Norman in South’s tournament, 5-3. Carson had a 3-2 lead in the fourth after a two-run triple by Haley Howerton. Riley Stewart pitched a complete game for the Cougars (12-8). Jordyn Huecker had three hits for Wildcats. Carson out-hit

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Veterans treated to a day of fishing and camaraderie on Lake Norman

Charlotte Observer

Date: 4/20/2017 5:34:00 PM

James McDougal battled a spotted bass for 1 1/2 hours before finally reeling it in on Thursday. The feisty fish had twice eaten half the bait on his lure, as if to toy with him. “I might have to visit my psychiatrist again,” McDougal joked to Lee

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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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