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Davidson Weather: When Will The Freeze Break?


Date: 1/19/2018 12:22:00 AM

DAVIDSON, NC — There was no significant new snowfall and no precipitation to put more ice on roads overnight in the Charlotte and Lake Norman regions. But, like much of the rest of the Tar Heel state, the area was still in a deep freeze Thursday morning

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Pike Nurseries to host Career Fair for new Lake Norman location

The Mecklenburg Times

Date: 1/18/2018 12:26:00 PM

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Mooresville Winter Storm: Government, School, Road Closures


Date: 1/18/2018 12:39:00 AM

MOORESVILLE, NC — The Lake Norman region woke up under a blanket of snow Wednesday morning, with schools, businesses and government offices shut down and a state of emergency in effect. Gov. Roy Cooper issued the state of emergency Tuesday for all 100

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‘Experience Local’ at the 13th annual WVAC Oyster Roast

Salisbury Post

Date: 1/17/2018 9:02:00 PM

Mounds of steamed oysters for shucking and shrimp for peeling, by Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman, plus locally-famous College Barbecue and numerous side dishes are sure to satisfy every taste. Local ales, wine, Cheerwine and soft drinks will flow all evening

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Soccer academy earns top NC honor

Mooresville Tribune

Date: 1/17/2018 9:59:00 AM

A year unlike any other. That was the case for the Mooresville-based Lake Norman Soccer Club Academy Program. It now has the recognition in place to support such a boast. The North Carolina Youth Soccer organization has selected the LNSC Academy Program as

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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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