Catherine Lane

Weekdays Morning Show Co Host/Middays

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It is one of the most popular lakes in North Carolina but be advised, you should not swim in a part of it. At least not for awhile. Part of this North Carolina lake is under a no swim advisory due to sewage spill.

Swimming is too risky in one particular cove, where a reported 460 gallons of sewage was spilled in the Cornelius area. Charlotte-Mecklenburg storm water services alerted people in the area. A Contractor reportedly caused the damage by drilling into a pipe causing the spill May 28.

The good news is the spill was stopped and the pipe was repaired.  It happened on Torrence Chapel Estates Circle near I 77 in Cornelius, North Carolina. That is near the Catawba Avenue exit.  Authorities say they will monitor bacteria levels in the water.  When they consider it safe the no swimming advisory will be lifted.

Residents in the Lake Norman area can get  updates by texting MECKNOSWIM to 888-777.  Be sure and make sure levels are safe before you swim. To learn more get details here from the Charlotte Observer.

5 Places To Rent A Boat On Lake Norman North Carolina

Summertime is here! And while the 4th of July may be behind us there are still many weekends left to get out on the lake and enjoy some fun in the sun. Whether you like skiing or wakeboarding, tubing, floating, or just enjoying a cold beverage taking out the boat is the prime summer activity. But what if you don’t have a boat or a friend with a boat? Never fear you can rent one! There are several places to rent a boat on North Carolina’s Lake Norman.

Lake Wylie is just a short drive north of the Charlotte area and borders places such as Mooresville, Cornelius, and Huntersville. It’s by the far the most popular lake in the area with lots of cool spots to dock your boat.

Keep in mind many rental places require at least one person to have a North Carolina boating license. To receive one you have to take an approved boating education course. So if you are planning on renting make sure you inquire about the rental company’s policy.

Is Lake Wylie your lake of choice? Check out 5 Places to Rent a Boat On Lake Wylie!

5 Places To Rent A Boat On Lake Norman

  • Lake Norman Stay and Play


    1479 River Hwy.

    Mooresville, NC 28117


  • Cornelius Pontoon Rentals


    15901 N.C. 73

    Huntersville, NC 28078


  • Crown Harbor Boat Rentals


    21660 Crown Lake Dr.

    Cornelius, NC 28031


  • Safe Harbor Westport


    7879 Water Oaks Dr
    Denver, NC 28037


  • Lake Effects lake Norman


    571 Stutts Rd

    Mooresville, NC


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