Your located down the road from me. About 1/2 hour to the East is a chain of lakes High Rock, Tuckertown, Badin, Tillery, and Blewett falls. They are part of the Yadkin- Pee Dee river. Lake Norman is about the same distance to the West, never fished on it, a lot of recreational vehicles. Welcome aboard, I'm new here also. I talked to a game warden last weekend on Tuckertown, he told me these chain of lakes are "the best bank fishing in NC". I'll find out this weekend. Taking my boy fishing. Later, Wook.