Lake Norman & Mooresville

On the lake: Lake Norman Marine Commission OKs no-wake buoys

The Lake Norman Marine Commission recently approved an application from the Tweed Place Homeowners Association to install no-wake-zone buoys at the entrance to a cove off the McCrary Creek section of Lake Norman.

The commission approved the application unanimously at its Nov. 10 meeting in Mooresville.

The homeowners association had applied to have five buoys installed due to the size of the entrance of the cove, but commissioners approved just two buoys. However, Marine Commission Executive Director Ron Shoultz said the application was left open, giving the homeowners association the opportunity to request more buoys if they are needed.

In other business:

Jones, Morris win regatta class titles

Lake Norman Yacht Club members Kenneth Jones and Robert Morris won class titles during the 24th annual Carolina Keelboat One-Design Regatta, held Nov. 8-9 on Lake Norman.

Jones did not win a race but finished second in four of five starts to take the U-20 class ahead of Mark Aspland. Morris won twice and finished second twice to take the J-70 class title over Michael Jones.

Volunteers needed

The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists is looking for volunteers to help plan and organize a new event scheduled for April 18 at Langtree of Lake Norman. The emphasis of the new event will be on nature. For information or to volunteer, call 704-231-3317 or email

Christmas flotilla set Dec. 6

The Lake Norman Yacht Club will hold its fourth-annual Christmas Flotilla and Lights Parade beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 6.

The parade route will run from the LNYC to the Rusty Rudder lakeside restaurant in Cornelius, and back. Prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated sailboat.

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