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Mooresville Weekend Events: Flock Swap, Princess Party


Date: 8/17/2017 7:27:00 PM

Need something to do this weekend? Here are some of the events going on in Mooresville and the Lake Norman region. MOORESVILLE, NC -- If you’re looking for something to do in the Mooresville and Lake Norman area, we’ve got a list of highlights for you

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Lake Norman, Mooresville rejoin the I-Meck

Lake Norman Citizen

Date: 8/17/2017 12:50:00 PM

The 2017 season marks the return of the I-Meck 4A Conference, with Lake Norman and Mooresville supplying the Iredell “I” in the mostly Mecklenburg eight-team league. It’s the same conference that was in place from 2009 to 2013, and the addition of

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Does Lake Norman regret booting Pat McCrory from office?

Date: 8/17/2017 2:56:00 AM

It’s hard to reduce results of statewide elections to a single issue — but last fall’s North Carolina governor race comes pretty darn close. Former Gov. Pat McCrory’s handling of House Bill 2 may have weakened his support statewide. But it was the

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It’s time to confess your Charlotte sins

Date: 8/17/2017 12:32:00 AM

I have a confession: I’ve lived in Charlotte for eight years and I’ve never been on or in Lake Norman. That’s right, I’ve somehow managed to not visit the largest manmade lake that sits just outside of the city. I’ve written about it and talked

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Kindred: Expect 'very different' experience with Lake Norman concept

The Business Journal

Date: 8/16/2017 11:53:00 PM

Lake Norman residents will have to wait a little longer for this highly anticipated restaurant’s debut. Hello, Sailor — located at the former Rusty Rudder site in Cornelius — is now targeting an October opening. Construction on that 4,000-square-foot

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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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