Lake Norman | Columnists


Mom bought LKN retirement house without telling dad

Posted at 8:34am on Sep. 10, 2014

Marie Alexander loved the lake so much that she saved her elder care earnings and bought her dream retirement home there.

Tickets still available for LNWC Oyster & Shrimp Fest

Posted at 10:19am on Sep. 4, 2014

This year’s Oyster & Shrimp Fest will be held Sept. 20 at the Langtree of Lake Norman complex, located on Langtree Road in southern Iredell County.

Season’s end approaches; it’s too darn hot

Posted at 12:05pm on Sep. 3, 2014

It’s time to prepare your gardens for the new plants you’ll set out next month, to shop for bulbs you’ll be planting in October; and to plant leafy greens that can mature in around 50 days.

Gardening: Final harvest for Organic Gardening magazine

Posted at 10:48am on Aug. 27, 2014

At the beginning of 2015, after 72 years, Organic Gardening magazine will cease publication. Rodale Inc., Organic Gardening’s publisher, says it will rebrand the magazine as Rodale’s Organic Life, offering ‘a fresh spin on food, garden, home and well-being.’

Learn about Ramsey Creek Park swimming beach

Posted at 8:26am on Aug. 27, 2014

A meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the town hall will have information about a proposed swim beach at Ramsey Creek Park. Those attending will be able to review the proposed design and ask questions of staff and consultants.

N.C. 150 bridge work on Lake Norman to start soon

Posted at 10:43am on Aug. 21, 2014

Work will involve grinding and repaving the road surface, and sandblasting, repairing and repainting the steel support structures underneath the bridge.

Southern accent: Summer vacation can be a pain in the neck

Posted at 3:52pm on Aug. 12, 2014

I may not want to browse the school-supply aisles at Walmart just yet, but I do feel a bit like lying down.

Fishing with Gus: Find the bait; bass will be nearby

Posted at 3:31pm on Aug. 12, 2014

Big bass will eat insects, larvae, snakes, worms, frogs, crayfish, grass shrimp, rodents, baby ducks and even their own offspring, as well as bream, crappie and white perch.

Quilt says goodbye to leader of senior program

Posted at 8:56am on Aug. 13, 2014

A participant in the Lake Norman YMCA’s OWLS program – “older, wiser, living stronger” – handed out small rectangles of fabric to other members to sign with permanent markers. Then she stitched them together in a goodbye signature quilt to the departing program coordinator.

Second LKN SEAL Swim raises $57,000

Posted at 9:42am on Aug. 8, 2014

Three former SEALs complete 12.5-mile course to raise money for veterans