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How to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around Lake Norman

Since St. Patrick’s Day falls in the middle of the week, there are options to celebrate the luck of the Irish over two weekends. Two years ago, the holiday was the first to be impacted by the pandemic, and now businesses are looking forward to providing an extra dose of green-themed fellowship.   Shake Your Shamrock  A full day of […]

Lake Norman restaurant health inspections – Week of Sept. 6

Health departments in Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln and Catawba counties inspected the following restaurants and food-service establishments Aug. 27-Sept. 2: Huntersville Barnes & Noble Cafe, 8725 Townley Road – 98.5 Hawthorne’s NY Pizza, 14205 Reese Blvd. – 99 Panera Bread, 9905 Knockando Lane – 97 Waffle House, 14106 Statesville Road – 94.5 Wendy’s, 14139 Statesville Road – 97.5 Cornelius Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin […]

Next chapter at Galway Hooker: New owner infuses spirit of late sister


CORNELIUS – A celebration on the cusp of St. Patrick’s Day will be the appropriate time to start a new page in the Galway Hooker family album. After months of collaboration that became a close connection, the ceremonial, symbolic and friendly passing of the shillelagh to mark new ownership at the authentic Irish pub – that in 20 years has become a […]

Lake Norman restaurant health inspections – Week of Feb. 22

Health departments in Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln and Catawba counties inspected the following restaurants and food-service establishments Feb. 12-18: Huntersville Bagel Bin, 9815 Sam Furr Road – 98.5 Inizio Pizza Napoletana, 16627 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. – 98.5 The Lost Cajun, 9709 Sam Furr Road – 97.5 Panera Bread, 9905 Knockando Lane – 97 Sushi Star Asian Cafe, 9905 Rose Commons Drive […]

Hotels, restaurants enduring brunt of Lake Norman’s COVID-19 impacts


Travel, tourism and food service are among the industries hardest hit by COVID-19 shutdowns and shifts in behavior, and recent national statistics and updates from local tourism professionals underscore the impacts. A June 18 release from the N.C. Restaurant & Lodging Association references an Oxford Economics report – shared by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) – indicating state […]

5 things to know about lake-area St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

1. Galway Hooker holds a two-day Block Party Galway Hooker Irish Pub hosts its 17th annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party Celebration March 14 and 17. Taking over Kenton Drive in Cornelius, the event features live music throughout both days, food, multiple bars and Irish dancers. It also supports the American Patriot, which provides solutions and support for members of […]