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Fishin' with Capt. Gus! ~ February 14, 2010

Normie , the Lake Monster

“Mystery of the Carolina Woods”, an article published in this month’s issue of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine suggests that a Nessie-like monster might live in Lake Norman.

“Normie” was named by Matt Myers, web designer and creator of Since there aren’t any valid photographs of Normie, the site features a cartoon-like rendering of how Matt sees the monster.

For those unfamiliar with Normie, below are excerpts from some of my columns over the years.

”Normie, the Lake Norman Monster" - is it a hoax, or is it real? That question has been asked by Lake Norman visitors for more than a quarter century. At first, its existence was only a rumor by individuals who claimed to see something very large swimming in the lake.”

Next, were tales from anonymous scuba divers . . .
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About Lake Norman & the Lake Norman Region

Lake Norman (Courtesy of: Duke Energy)
Cowans Ford Dam created the largest manmade body of fresh water in North Carolina when it dammed the Catawba River in 1963. The total length of the facility is 7,387 feet, including more than a mile of earthen dam. The concrete portion of the dam is 1,279 feet long and 130 feet high.

Lake Norman is an "inland sea" with 520 miles of shoreline and a surface area of more than 32,475 acres. Named after former Duke Power president Norman Cocke, Lake Norman is nearly as large as the other ten lakes on the Catawba combined.

Full pond elevation at Lake Norman is . . .
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Our goal is to encourage lake residents to Shop Lake Norman and thereby support local area businesses . . . always has been, always will.

Our site offers visitors a comprehensive user-friendly business directory that covers the entire lake. Residents now have a convenient, highly dynamic service; while busniesses enjoy a low-cost resource that can include all their company information, as well as hot-links to web, email & mapquest ~ their listing can even include a photo slide show. Think of our directory as a full web page that has been compressed into a slightly smaller space. Our rates are so low, we don't mind publishing them on the web. This is not your ordinary directory service!

Our Main Directory allows visitors to conduct a local search by . . .
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