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Other Voices: If it happened to them, it could happen to you

Salisbury Post

Date: 7/25/2017 9:24:00 PM

While the drowning death last Tuesday of a man in High Rock Lake was only the first reported this summer in Davidson County, it was at least the second in High Rock. The other one occurred a week earlier in Rowan County. At first glance, the victims don

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Dragon boat paddlers compete this weekend in Rowan County

The Business Journal

Date: 7/25/2017 8:04:00 AM

The fourth annual Rowan Chamber Dragon Boat Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday on High Rock Lake with 25 teams and more than 3,000 spectators. “It highlights our quality of life with abundant water resources, friendly people and unique team building

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Fourth annual Dragon Boat Festival happening Saturday

Salisbury Post

Date: 7/24/2017 9:13:00 PM

SALISBURY — The fourth annual Dragon Boat Festival, hosted by the Rowan Chamber of Commerce at High Rock Lake, kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday. The festival, which started as a team-building event for the chamber, has turned into a day of fun for the entire

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Wildlife officers increasing patrols at High Rock Lake after drownings


Date: 7/21/2017 7:44:00 PM

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- Officer Mitchell Lawrence makes rounds patrolling High Rock Lake. He's a wildlife officer with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and one of four officers who patrol the lake. "We're looking for different safety concerns

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High Rock Lake drowning victim identified


Date: 7/19/2017 7:55:00 PM

LEXINGTON — Davidson County Sheriff's Office has identified Tuesday's drowning victim at High Rock Lake. Jerry Meldon, of Hopkinton, Mass., was seen going underwater and never resurfacing around 2:30 p.m., according to a sheriff's office news release

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• Surface Area: 15,980 Acres
High Rock Lake is a reservoir lake located in the Davidson and Rowan counties of North Carolina, serving as a boundary between them. It is a reservoir for hydroelectric power generation. It is the northernmost of the Uwharrie Lakes and the second largest lake in North Carolina behind Lake Norman. Its water surface covers 15,180 acres and there are 365 miles of shoreline. It begins at the confluence of the Yadkin River and the South Yadkin River. The lake's name is derived from neighboring "High Rock Mountain", the tallest mountain in the Uwharrie Mountains. High Rock Lake is currently managed and operated by the Alcoa company.
The lake is spanned by two bridges at the northern end of the lake: the I-85/US 52 bridge and the older US 29/US 70/NC 150 bridge. The NC 8 causeway crosses the Abbotts Creek tributary of the lake, as does a bridge at Holloway Church Road farther north of Abbotts Creek. Railroad tracks and their causeways also cross the southeastern portion of the lake at the Hwy 8 causeway and over Flat Swamp Creek. Numerous communities align the lake's banks including Lexington, Salisbury, Southmont, Linwood, High Rock, and Spencer.
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