Hundreds of people flocked to the beach on Lake Norman in Ramsey Creek Park, Cornelius, last year. The traffic caused problems in the surrounding neighborhood.
Hundreds of people flocked to the beach on Lake Norman in Ramsey Creek Park, Cornelius, last year. The traffic caused problems in the surrounding neighborhood. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Hundreds of people flocked to the beach on Lake Norman in Ramsey Creek Park, Cornelius, last year. The traffic caused problems in the surrounding neighborhood. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

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