All Around the Lake Community Citizenship Award is LKNConnect’s way of recognizing extraordinary citizens in the Lake Norman region each month. Margi Kyle, our director of non-profits, interviews Nelson Bass, our outstanding citizen for August 2020. — EH Stafford, Managing Editor


At this difficult time …

The non-profit organizations in the Lake Norman region have been struggling to keep up with the overwhelming number of people who need help during this COVID-19 crisis.


Individuals have stepped up to help

There are many families, restaurants, and businesses reaching out to help others.


Nelson Bass and Zack Jenkins

Nelson Bass and his chef Zack Jenkins from Blu Star Grill in Mooresville, NC have provided over 1500 meals since the crisis began.


The Interview




If you know of a family or an individual going above and beyond …

And would like to nominate them, contact Margi Kyle, at



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