Lake Norman

Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

  A new beach is scheduled to open around Memorial Day on Lake Norman in Cornelius. It will be the first public swimming beach in a Mecklenburg County park in about 40 years, and it may not be the last.

David Boraks / WFAE

  More than 150 people showed up at a hearing in Hickory Tuesday night to express concern about the 30 million tons of coal ash stored at Duke Energy’s Marshall Steam Station, on Lake Norman. Thirty-two speakers quoted biblical passages, read poetry and urged state regulators to require Duke to transfer the ash to new, lined landfills, away from the lake.    

The Mooresville Planning Board on Thursday night recommended that town commissioners reject a development on Alcove Road that would include a four-story, 108-room hotel.

Police to visit neighborhood where woman disappeared

Jun 15, 2014

Mecklenburg Police are continuing their investigation into the disappearance last week of Bianca Richardson Tanner of Charlotte. On Sunday, members of the department’s Homicide and Missing Persons Unit planned to knock on doors in the 1000 block of Druid Circle, off Stateville Avenue, where she was last seen a week ago. Detectives had planned a 2 p.m. meeting at the intersection of Double Oaks Road and Newland Road, across from the Double Oaks Pool.  A $5,000 reward is being offered in the case.

Marine Commission Backs Ramsey Creek Swimming Beach

Jun 11, 2014
David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net

Lake Norman Marine Commissioners on Monday unanimously endorsed to Mecklenburg County’s plans to construct a public swimming beach at Ramsey Creek Park. County officials at the meeting said the project still needs state and federal approval, but that it’s on track for summer 2016 opening – if not sooner.

Lake Norman Has Its Own Monster Myth

Nov 29, 2013
lakenormanmonster.com

You’ve heard of the Loch Ness monster, but did you know that Lake Norman has its very own mythological monster? And his name is Normie.

Earlier this month, filmmakers of the History channel show, MonsterQuest, visited Lake Norman to check out the myth for a new series called Boogeymen. Matt Myers has been tracking fishing tales and monster sightings for much longer. He runs the website LakeNormanMonster.com, and he joined WFAE’s Ben Bradford to discuss Normie.


'Solace' For Afghani Kids In Lake Norman

Jul 25, 2013
Tasnim Shamma

This week, about 20 kids from Afghanistan are flying back home after spending six weeks in the Lake Norman area. They were here to get medical treatment they otherwise would not have received. Some have sustained war wounds from roadside bombs and others suffer from chronic illness. While here, the kids stay with host families.


Here’s an update on a story we brought you a couple of weeks ago, about plans for a public swimming beach on Lake Norman, at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius. It now appears that the new beach may not be open in Summer 2014, as originally reported.

Commissioner Karen Bentley said Tuesday that Mecklenburg Parks & Recreation officials have told her it could be 2016 before a swimming area is open at Ramsey Creek Park, though she says even that is a “fluid date. ”

no swimming sign at Ramsey Creek
CorneliusNews.net

After a longtime ban, public swimming will return to a Mecklenburg County park on Lake Norman next year. Our news partner CorneliusNews.net reports that a new public swimming area at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius could open as early as a year from now, in Summer 2014. 

Slideshow: Charlotte Asian Dragon Boat Festival

May 6, 2013
Tasnim Shamma

 Thirty-seven teams competed for the top spot at the eighth annual dragon boat festival in Cornelius on Saturday. The teams consisted of up to 20 people and included three rounds of 200-meter races.  Wells Fargo Aquabeasts (Team I) took home the top prize. 

    See the full results here

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