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The judges have spoke ... here are the winners!

Lake Norman Citizen

Date: 6/21/2017 3:53:00 AM

Following weeks of compiling and sifting through dozens upon dozens of thoughtful (and sometimes amusing) nominations from the Lake Norman community, as has been our practice every year, the Citizen’s esteemed panel of judges sequestered themselves

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Country singer headlines Lake Norman area fireworks festival

Charlotte Observer

Date: 6/20/2017 10:23:00 PM

Raye is a 10-time Male Vocalist of the Year nominee with 24 top-10 records and 16 No. 1 hits. The festival, which drew a record 15,000 to 16,000 people last year, also features food and numerous other vendors. Admission is free. Gates open at 4 p.m., with

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What’s beneath the surface of Lake Norman?

Date: 6/20/2017 10:08:00 PM

If you’ve just driven by or spent an afternoon on a boat on the pristine waters of Lake Norman, chances are you didn’t think much about what’s below the surface. The man-made lake, just to the north of Charlotte, features 520 miles of shoreline that

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20+ free and cheap things for kids to do this summer around Charlotte

WCNC Charlotte

Date: 6/20/2017 4:39:00 PM

Go to the beach: Ramsey Creek Park is Mecklenburg County’s only public beach on Lake Norman. If you park at the park ‘n’ ride and take the free shuttle, there’s no admission charge. Free outdoor movies: Once again, several Charlotte area locations

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Mooresville man dies after struggling in the water at Lake Norman on Father’s Day

Charlotte Observer

Date: 6/19/2017 5:10:00 PM

A Mooresville man has died at an area hospital after struggling while swimming in Lake Norman on Father’s Day, according to the Statesville News & Record. John Joseph Klenchik, 77, was swimming with his family in Lake Norman when he began to have

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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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