Lake Norman

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce joins Huntersville and Cornelius town commissions in opposing the nearly $1 billion dollar bond package for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. 

On Monday, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce members will decided whether to take a position on the nearly $1 billion bond plan for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Opposition to the November bond referendum is strong in the northern part of the county where many residents think they are being slighted.

Some residents in Davidson have taken to social media to express opposition to a four-story hotel being built on Griffith Street, near I-77. They say the project is too close to two schools and predict it will attract crime and pose a threat to school children and nearby residents.

Searchers have found the body of a Charlotte man who drowned Sunday night after he jumped off a boat into Lake Norman.

Authorities resumed a search Monday morning for the body of a 28-year-old man who drowned Sunday night while boating with friends on Lake Norman. 

Mooresville residents lined up to speak at a Mooresville public hearing June 5 about the mixed-used development.
Town of Mooresville video

Development is booming again in the Lake Norman area. The recession that began in 2008 killed or delayed many projects. But now, new projects are going up from Huntersville to Mooresville. Some residents don't like it - and they're using social media and protests to pressure local officials. Votes are planned this week on two such developments - Monday night in Mooresville and Tuesday night in Davidson. WFAE host Mark Rumsey talked with reporter David Boraks, who has been following the projects.

A lab technician handles water samples at Charlotte Water's laboratory off Billy Graham Parkway.
David Boraks / WFAE

Mecklenburg County's drinking water met federal standards for safety and quality again last year. That's according to the annual report out from Charlotte Water. 

Mecklenburg County is banning all swimming near a cove on Lake Norman after nearly 400 gallons of sewage spilled into the water Thursday. Meanwhile, fire investigators in Raleigh say they still haven't determined what caused a $50 million fire at an unfinished apartment building in March. And, police in Charlotte are investigating after an infant was allegedly abandoned by her mother overnight.

Here are some of Friday afternoon's top headlines on WFAE.

A CMPD police boat at McDowell Nature Preserve landing. CMPD and other agencies will be out on area lakes this Memorial Day weekend.
David Boraks / WFAE

Boating season gets into full swing this holiday weekend on North Carolina's lakes and waterways. Public safety officials will be out enforcing the rules, including a new state law that stiffens penalties for boating while impaired.

Duke Energy

Duke Energy has asked a federal appeals court in Washington, DC, to review its request for a longer license to manage about 300 miles of the Catawba River in North and South Carolina.

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