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Person of interest sought in robbery of elderly woman

Charlotte Observer

Date: 7/21/2017 9:30:00 PM

The woman was held at gunpoint after walking in on burglars in her home near Lake Norman on Thursday. [RELATED: Burglar forced elderly victim into back room during break-in. He forgot one thing.] The woman thought the light brown or tan sedan in her

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Peak season for air conditioning problems: how you can prevent them

WCNC Charlotte

Date: 7/21/2017 5:12:00 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - As temperatures climbed today everyone was looking for a little relief. Some folks cooled off on Lake Norman, others found activities do inside their nice, air-conditioned home. It sounds like a great idea until your A/C breaks

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Soccer coaches guided CSD, LNC to the top

Lake Norman Citizen

Date: 7/21/2017 12:58:00 PM

By any measure, it seems they did their jobs. Lake Norman Charter’s Valenti and Community School of Davidson’s Solomonson helped establish the local programs as perennial winners and state contenders, and both are proud of their programs as they now

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This Week’s Most Amazing Homes In Charlotte, Lake Norman


Date: 7/21/2017 8:41:00 AM

A five-bedroom home in the gated community of Morrocroft Estates in SouthPark is on the market for $3.2 million. This estate home features a lush private landscaping a 2-story grand covered outdoor living space, an open floorplan, an owners retreat and spa

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There’s another building boom in Charlotte — 55-and-older active living communities

Date: 7/21/2017 3:00:00 AM

At least half a dozen of them — Trilogy Lake Norman, Cypress, Tree Tops, Aldersgate, Cresswind Charlotte and Carolina Orchard — have popped up over the last few years, and there are still plenty under construction. Though there are no set price

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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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