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Meet 5 Lake Norman entrepreneurs who are carving a new path

Date: 2/23/2017 1:07:00 AM

Sometimes all it takes is one idea, an accident, a hobby, or an itch to create a new business. Meet four Lake Norman entrepreneurs who are carving a new path and embracing the ups and downs of being a business owner. All Abby Kircher wanted was a

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Anime maintains popularity around Lake Norman

Date: 2/22/2017 9:07:00 PM

Schools, libraries and other organizations have begun forming anime groups as the art form continues to gain popularity. The term anime refers to a category of animated movies and TV shows from Japan, many of which are based on graphic novels also from

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Commissioners table request for development on Lake Norman

Date: 2/22/2017 5:53:00 PM

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners approved four rezoning requests and tabled a fifth during a meeting on Monday evening. Jerry Reese, a Charlotte attorney requesting an amendment to a previously approved residential development on Lake Norman, made

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Ekwu is Davidson's 'Igwe' of compassion

Lake Norman Citizen

Date: 2/22/2017 3:03:00 PM

When Davidson began recruiting Nathan Ekwu, the joke inside the basketball office was that the Wildcats were pursuing “Andrew Lovedale 2.0.” “Definitely an updated version,” says Lovedale, best known for his post play on Davidson’s 2008 Elite

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Quantum Health Appoints Bob Ihrie to Board of Advisors

Date: 2/22/2017 9:27:00 AM

Bob was a Board member of the National Business Group on Health for nine years and served as the chair of NBGH's Strategy Committee for six years. He also served for seven years on the Lake Norman Regional Hospital Board

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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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