• Safety and training is big business at DPD

    Safety and training is big business at DPD

    MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations supplies to industrial customers throughout North America, recently presented the Town of Davidson and the Davidson Police Department with a $5,000 grant for personal safety equipment and officer training programs. “We appreciate the police department’s dedication Read More
  • It's all surreal for Baker

    It's all surreal for Baker

    Kathleen Baker wanted some frozen yogurt the other day, so she stopped to get some in her home town of Winston-Salem. Almost immediately, she was surrounded by kids who were excited to see her. It’s her new normal. Read More
  • PLP cuts ribbon on STEM building

    PLP cuts ribbon on STEM building

    MOUNT MOURNE, N.C. -- The opening of a monumental addition to classroom and extracurricular program space corresponded with the start of the new school year at Pine Lake Preparatory Academy in Mt. Mourne. Last Saturday, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and an open house were held at the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Read More
  • Huntersville weighs downtown grant project options

    Huntersville weighs downtown grant project options

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Enhanced lighting and an upgraded network of sidewalks and crossings to serve pedestrians are among the downtown Huntersville revitalization efforts that may be initiated using funds provided in a surprise grant from the state. Late last week, Town Manager Greg Ferguson said those projects and others are being Read More
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Sports
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 16:36

Losing record all-new for Davidson Day

Here’s a first: Davidson Day has a losing record in football.

The Patriots fell 41-28 last Friday at Erwin, a 3A public school in Asheville, and it marks not only the first time Davidson Day has lost a season opener, but also the only time it has more losses than wins at any point in its history.

Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:55

Hopewell beats Garinger in opener

At 8:30 Friday night, the Hopewell Titans looked well on their way to capturing their first win of the Brian Hurlocker era. Then, they were forced to wait.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for August 24, 2016
    “It’s pretty incredible. I feel like the same person.”— Huntersville resident, long-time SwimMAC swimmer and Olympic gold and silver medalist Kathleen Baker during a reception for returning Olympians Sunday at Port City Club in Cornelius. “I can’t even put into words how it feels and how much it means to…
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Final Thoughts

  • Citizen family mourns with its new friend Don Griffin
    Citizen family mourns with its new friend Don Griffin Being a 32-year resident of the greater Charlotte area, I’ve known of Don Griffin a long time. I have known him personally only a few months. The affable, gentlemanly Griffin has been off the television airwaves for three years, retiring after a 31-year career as a reporter and on-air personality…
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  • Talk of the Towns for August 24, 2016
    Different strokes Talkers joined residents throughout the region basking in the glory of athletes with local ties excelling at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. There’s something about watching someone you might see out and about in your own neighborhood succeed on a high-profile stage that gives just about everyone…
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  • Where Is Luke? for Aug. 24, 2016
    Where Is Luke? for Aug. 24, 2016 This picture of Citizen mascot Luke was taken somewhere in the Lake Norman area. Do you know where? Let us know by noon on Tuesday by e-mailing the Citizen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to include your name.
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Image of the week

  • Making a big splash Morgan and McKenzie Roebuck were among the first youngsters to have a soaking wet good time at the new splash pad in Smithville Park. The play area was donated by the Lake Norman Kiwanis Club, which pledged $150,000 toward construction, and opened Saturday, the same day that the Old Town…