• Ekwu is Davidson's 'Igwe' of compassion

    Ekwu is Davidson's 'Igwe' of compassion

    When Davidson began recruiting Nathan Ekwu, the joke inside the basketball office was that the Wildcats were pursuing “Andrew Lovedale 2.0.” Read More
  • Partnership creates computer lab for students in need

    Partnership creates computer lab for students in need

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- It is a commonly held belief that it takes a village at times to raise a child challenged by poverty, neglect or an unstable and sometimes volatile home life. It is also a commonly held belief that in a region as affluent as the Lake Norman area, such Read More
  • A Foundation built to serve the service

    A Foundation built to serve the service

    Susan Tillis creates new foundation to address unmet needs of active military and veterans. LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — Only a few months after Thom Tillis was sworn in as a freshman member of the United States Senate in January of 2015, the Huntersville resident and his wife, Susan, paid a Read More
  • HYAA: 30-plus years of dedication to youth

    HYAA: 30-plus years of dedication to youth

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Back in November, during a three-hour session held in an executive conference room provided by Metrolina Greenhouses, dozens of coaches, commissioners and other volunteers affiliated with the Huntersville Youth Athletic Association’s basketball program laid the foundation for the program’s upcoming season. With personnel profiles and spreadsheets distributed, Read More
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Sports
Saturday, 25 February 2017 23:55

Vikings fall in thriller at West Forsyth

CLEMMONS — After his North Meck Vikings trailed by 18 in the first quarter Saturday night at West Forsyth, coach Duane Lewis just hoped his team could steadily cut into the deficit enough to have a chance at the end.

Saturday, 25 February 2017 23:45

Knights' run ends with Shelby

It felt like more than just the end to a season for Lake Norman Charter boys basketball coach Aaron Reeves and a gymnasium full of Knights fans Saturday night, as the hosts were eliminated from the 2A playoffs in a 63-58 third-round loss to Shelby.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for February 22, 2017
    “There is a real need for the caregivers. Some of them don’t have a computer and are trying to find work. Some of them don’t have the appropriate clothes or the self-confidence, and it is our goal that we can provide them with a laptop and a couple of outfits…
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Final Thoughts

  • Extra scrutiny is worth the wait
    We have covered local government proceedings enough to know that sometimes those who fought to get elected must sit back and wonder why. The seemingly simple but lingering process of considering one rezoning request is driving home that point for members of the Huntersville Town Board. The size of the…
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  • Talk of the Towns for February 15, 2017
    The lamp rubbed It’s no secret to regular readers of these brief opinion pieces that Talkers have long lamented the pervasive nature of social media and its ability to embolden those who are not held to the standards of the real media (such as they seem to be anymore) to…
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  • Where Is Luke? for Feb. 22, 2017
    Where Is Luke? for Feb. 22, 2017 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

  • Study Hall Members of Lake Norman Charter’s Knightmare student section get in some last-minute reading — of the Citizen — prior to Friday night’s Big South Conference championship basketball game.