• Davidson counting on its freshmen

    It's not yet exam time at Davidson, but freshmen Peyton Aldridge, Nathan Ekwu and Oskar Michelsen are already being put to the test. Read More
  • Working to douse smoldering embers

    Non-compliant firewood business near downtown Huntersville is at the intersection of small town and mid-size city conflict. Then came the churches, then came the schools Then came the lawyers, and then came the rules HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The verse from the Dire Straits classic "Telegraph Road" is about the most succinct Read More
  • Cornelius, county agree in principle on lake patrol

    CORNELIUS, N.C. -- It has taken the efforts of three mayors of Cornelius as well as many of their commissioners and town administrators, but it appears that Cornelius will achieve its long-awaited goal of providing lake patrol and serving as the primary responder to emergency calls on Lake Norman. After years Read More
  • Eagles beat Patriots, win state title in OT thriller

    CHARLOTTE — The first-ever football game between Davidson Day and SouthLake Christian turned out to be not only one of high anticipation and emotion, but also one to remember. Read More
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Thursday, 27 November 2014 01:45

Huskies, Wildcats meet in round of 8

Hough and Lake Norman played a down-to-the-wire football game on Sept. 5, and when the two meet Friday in the third round of the 4AA state playoffs, there's no reason to think the second meeting will be anything less.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:48

Holden Classic set for Friday, Saturday

North Meck High will host the second annual Leroy Holden Classic basketball tournament this weekend.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for November 26, 2014
    "My initial foray into politics was as an angry suburban mother who couldn't understand why her kids would be reassigned (to different schools) three times in five years. ... I knew it cost me a lot of money, I knew it cost me a lot of time, and I knew…
  • Letters to the Editor for November 5, 2014
    Someone please explain the DDI Editor, I would like someone to explain to me how four vehicle traffic lanes crossing each other ... TWICE ... is more efficient than the old-fashioned, run-of-the-mill four lanes passing each other ... ONCE. I am referring to the disaster under construction at I-77 Exit…

Final Thoughts

  • Countering 'ridiculousness' with a positive message
    The merchants of Exit 28 are fighting back. They're fighting back from summer doldrums of historic proportions, when they struggled for survival as construction of the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) dragged on and drivers were more interested in just getting through than they were in stopping by. Meanwhile, others who…
  • Talk of the Towns for November 26, 2014
    Lights! Camera! Insight? Talkers can't pretend to comprehend all the emotions, frustrations and fears stemming from this week's grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo. But in the midst of all the smoke, flashing lights, confusion and confrontation broadcast to the world on Monday night, one fact seemed obvious: television crews…
  • Where Is This? for November 26, 2014
    Where Is This? for November 26, 2014 This photo was taken somewhere in the Lake Norman area. Do you know where? Let us know by e-mailing the Citizen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Make sure to include your name. Last week, Mason DeMauro, Jennifer Perez, Dorthy Booth and Dan Boone identified our Where Is This? photo as Benny's Yard Art…

Image of the week

  • Hangin' in Huntersville Town of Huntersville workers perch atop a cherry picker as they work to install Christmas lights on the trees just outside of Town Center in downtown. The decorations will be up in time for next weekend's Christmas in Huntersville celebration, set for Friday, Dec. 5.