Lake Norman & Mooresville

Lake Norman & Mooresville

Lake Norman's boat rafting rules move the party

“I do not think we have a rafting issue on Lake Norman, I think we have a noise ordinance issue on Lake Norman,” Bill Young said.

South Charlotte

Honoring outstanding performances in fall sports

Editors note: Starting today, each Wednesday the Community News sections will highlight high school athletes with outstanding performances in fall sports. In most cases, the athletes will come from sports that don’t get a lot of recognition. However, the goal is to recognize excellence. If you want to suggest someone to be included in This Fall’s Finest column, send email to Jay Edwards at edwardswork23@gmail.com. Information published today includes statistics through Aug. 21.

Education

Set those alarm clocks: Most classes start on Aug. 29

The 2016-2017 school year begins Monday for most public schools in the North Carolina – that includes 2,477 regular public schools, 167 charter schools and one regional school. While the number of students remains relatively flat this year, the amount of state money invested in public education continues to grow.

Videos

Cautions for Lake Norman boaters who raft-up

Sgt. George Brinzey says boating enthusiasts who raft-up on Lake Norman should be aware of the potential dangers. They also should obey signs limiting where they can gather.
Marty Price Special to the Observer
Cautions for Lake Norman boaters who raft-up 1:35

Cautions for Lake Norman boaters who raft-up

Having fun to build, and strengthen, relationships 1:25

Having fun to build, and strengthen, relationships

Kid's Festival in Davidson 1:44

Kid's Festival in Davidson

Hough High student starts no makeup week to encourage self-love among peers 0:53

Hough High student starts no makeup week to encourage self-love among peers