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After transfer to rival Lincolnton, receiver Sage Surratt set to face ex-East Lincoln teammates

Charlotte Observer

Date: 9/27/2016 4:30:00 PM

The Lincolnton-East Lincoln football game is annually among the biggest events in Lincoln County, home to nearly 80,000 residents along the western shore of Lake Norman and northwest of Charlotte. It’s a game coaches and players from both sides say

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What's the Strangest Frozen Food in Your Freezer Right Now?


Date: 9/26/2016 2:52:00 PM

For Hector S., that meant a fish caught from Lake Norman when his son was but eight years old. For Christine D. it meant a store of fully decorated, post-apocalypse–themed Attack on Titan sugar cookies. Sue D. was holding on to a container of 4-year-old

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Sea Tow Lake Wylie/Lake Norman names new owner

Rock Hill Herald

Date: 9/26/2016 7:40:00 AM

The Sea Tow business covering boaters that breakdown, run out of gas or need help on Lake Wylie, has a new owner. Capt. John Ward is the new owner of Sea Tow Lake Wylie/Lake Norman with more than 12 years of experience as a captain. Ward also runs leading

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lake Norman scores 28 points in second quarter, improves to 5-0

Statesville Record & Landmark

Date: 9/24/2016 12:59:00 AM

Cole Jackson rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries and the Lake Norman defense pitched a shutout in the first half and went on to roll West Iredell 49-13 on Friday at West Iredell High School. The Wildcats (5-0, 1-0 NPC) scored 28 points in

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Friday night observations: Myers Park improves to 6-0, has next week off before showdown with Butler

Charlotte Observer

Date: 9/23/2016 10:17:00 PM

Country Day (3-3) won for the second straight week. Forestview 35, Lake Norman Charter 7: Forestview led 21-0 at halftime and cruised. Teddy Spooner completed 17-of-31 passes for 129 yards for Lake Norman Charter, which got 15 tackles from Sean Duggan

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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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