• He stopped the shot

    CSD lacrosse player sidelined, but upbeat after freak injury. Read More
  • I-77 Mobility Partners wins TIFIA loan approval

    Wait for decision on federal loan for $189 million partly responsible for financial close delay. CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The United States Department of Transportation's Credit Council has authorized $189 million in Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) funding for the long-discussed, $650 million, 26-mile managed lane project on Interstate 77 Read More
  • Going bald to help fight kids' cancer

    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Area residents recently put their hair where there heart is and raised thousands of dollars to help the fight against childhood cancers. Through the organizational efforts of Michael and Kathleen McMillan, support from Millstone Bake House and Provisions in downtown Davidson, and a grassroots effort that included adults, Read More
  • River carving his own path

    People have jokingly called him Ocean, Lake and Pond and he's naturally been labeled as Ryder Ryan's little brother, but three years into his North Meck High career, River Ryan is carving his own path in the game he loves. Read More
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Thursday, 23 April 2015 15:52

Hough soccer team playing 'in the future'

Hough High has finished its last three soccer seasons in the 4A state finals match, winning two championships, and along the way, the Huskies have done just about everything really well.

Thursday, 16 April 2015 18:25

Hough again rolling in MECKA golf

Since winning all the I-Meck Conference matches in its debut 2011 spring season, the Hough High boys' golf team has been the team to beat in what is now the MECKA 4A Conference.

That hasn't changed this spring.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for April 22, 2015
    "We're not sitting in a closet thinking of all the crazy things we can do to you people."— North Carolina Sen. Jeff Tarte, describing the litany and range of legislation under consideration in Raleigh. "Conference committees are B.S., if you want to know the truth. ... It's a lot like…
  • Your column spoke to this mother
    This letter is in response to Lori Helms' Final Thoughts piece titled "Sights and sounds of Saturdays will never be the same" in the Dec. 17 edition of the Citizen. Editor, (Lori Helms') column about your son was heartfelt, unexpected and personal. I sat down this morning at my kitchen…

Final Thoughts

  • Have you hugged a Yankee today?
    "Have you hugged your child today?" Remember that? Years ago, those bumper stickers became standard gear for every station wagon or minivan, usually piloted by a disciple of Dr. Benjamin Spock and his tenets of lenient, warm-n-fuzzy parenting. Over time, those rear-end messages have morphed into far more wittier versions,…
  • Talk of the Towns for April 22, 2015
    Quit CODDLE-ing Our culture has reached the tipping point to where everybody is offended by somebody — it's almost become fashionable to be angry — and anyone who thinks differently than someone else is either a bigot, a racist, a name-your-group-phobe or a fascist. And if you don't belong to…
  • Where Is This? for April 22, 2015
    Where Is This? for April 22, 2015 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's photo of the dog statue in front of Main Street Veterinary Hospital in Cornelius was correctly identified by Andi…

Image of the week

  • A home run Huntersville residents Chris Joyce (left) and Viki Wilhelm Hager were strangers until last week, when Joyce and his wife, Barbara, reached out to Hager in a gesture of neighborly kindness. He gave Hager a baseball signed by her brother, Baseball National Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm (depicted as a young…