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Summer Split: Public Beaches / Summer Reads

Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation
Ramsey Creek Beach

We hear about the first public beach on Lake Norman in 40 years and the prospect of more on the way and about cool reads for hot summer days.

Part 1
Summer is upon us.  Beach time.  But this year, you don’t have to drive hours to get to one.  Over Memorial Day Weekend, a public beach opened on Lake Norman, allowing access to the lake to those who don’t own property there. We hear about the first county park in 40 years to allow swimming and how more could be on the way.

James (Jim) Garges – Director Mecklenburg County Park and Recreations Department
Bill Russell – President, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
Christy Churchill - Recreation Planning Project Manager, Duke Energy 

Part 2
It’s time for some beach reading.  Park Road Books’ Sally Brewster shares her thoughts on cool reads for hot days.

Sally Brewster
- owner, Park Road Books 

Sally Brewster's Summer Book Picks

Books out now
“Before The Fall” By Noah Hawley
“Modern Lovers” By Emma Straub
“Everybody’s Fool” By Richard Russo
“Redemption Road” By John Hart
“After Party” By Anton Disclifani
“As Good As Gone” By Larry Watson
“Lessons From The Sand: Family-Friendly Science Activities You Can Do On A North Carolina Beach” By Charles O. Pilkey

Books coming out later this summer
“Dark Matter” By Blake Crouch (On Sale 7/26/16)
“Welcome To The Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear And Finding Home In The Great White North” By Blair Braverman (On Sale 7/5/16)
“Miss Jane” By Brad Watson (On Sale 7/12/16)