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ALL-COUNTY WRESTLING: Byers, Dugan, Edmiston, Shaw four of a kind on the mat

Statesville Record & Landmark

Date: 3/22/2018 3:57:00 PM

Sharing the distinction is the fantastic foursome: Lake Norman’s Nathan Dugan and Will Edmiston, and Mooresville’s Isaac Byers and Silas Shaw. Dugan triumphed over Fayetteville Jack Britt’s Luke Roberson by a 16-14 decision to win the 4A state title

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NASCAR's Kurt Busch Racing to Sell 'Chateau du Busch' for $3.95M

Date: 3/22/2018 7:22:00 AM

Built in 2007, the four-bedroom, six-bath home sits on a half-acre lot on the shores of Lake Norman, about an hour north of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The European-inspired mansion has a stone exterior with a cedar shake roof. Double doors open to a

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Spring Sports Roundup: Prep sports in full swing in spite of weather

Hickory Daily Record

Date: 3/22/2018 6:30:00 AM

Jacob Fuller also had an RBI single. Lake Norman Charter 14, Maiden 8 An eight-run second inning propelled Lake Norman Charter to a 14-8 win over Maiden. Dylan Abernathy, Grayeson Brown and Carlos Reynoso each had two hits for Maiden. Reynoso had a double

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The ultimate guide to beaches, water activities and lakeside restaurants on Lake Norman and Lake Wylie

Charlotte Agenda

Date: 3/22/2018 3:04:00 AM

This piece was originally published March 10, 2016 and was last updated March 14, 2018. The Catawba River and its manmade reservoirs — including Lake Norman and Lake Wylie — runs down the west side of Charlotte and its surrounding suburbs providing a

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Groundwater at Duke Energy coal ash sites faulted for high radioactivity levels

The Courier-Tribune

Date: 3/20/2018 12:20:00 PM

The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation is expressing concerns about radioactivity levels at the Marshall Steam Station on Lake Norman and other plants as disclosed in new lab results from Duke. At Marshall, on the northern banks of Lake Norman in Catawba

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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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