• Huskies top Lions, will face Mavericks next

    Huskies top Lions, will face Mavericks next

    His football team is comprised of competitive humans rather than robots, and Hough coach Matt Jenkins has sensed his players have been thinking about a potential showdown with unbeaten Mallard Creek. Read More
  • Davidson Library has gone to the dogs

    Davidson Library has gone to the dogs

    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Brian Kissel is a literature professor at UNC-Charlotte, and is always looking for ways for his young children to read and go to the library. Read More
  • Huntersville family takes Halloween to new heights

    Huntersville family takes Halloween to new heights

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Halloween conjures up imagery of all things spooky and creepy, from cobwebs to ghosts and anything that goes bump in the night. One Huntersville family takes Halloween to the next level, with dozens of animatronics, nearly 70 headstones, a plethora of in-home jump-scares and one giant, multi-eyed spider. Read More
  • NW Huntersville roads topic at Thursday open house

    NW Huntersville roads topic at Thursday open house

    Two-hour drop-in session will collect input on future road alignments. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Concepts for the inner workings of northwest Huntersville’s future local road network — streets and thoroughfares designed to accommodate anticipated growth and provide enhanced routes and connections in a section bordered by N.C. 73, Beatties Ford Road, Gilead Road Read More
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Saturday, 21 October 2017 00:34

Vikings 'tough' in loss to Mavs

CHARLOTTE — After each of North Meck’s victories en route to a 7-0 start to the season, first-year head coach Eric Morman’s message to the Vikings was simple — “we haven’t arrived yet.”

CHARLOTTE — The Hough volleyball team has dominated its conference like no other team in the state, winning 95 of its last 96 league games (both I-Meck 4A, MECKA 4A) dating back to the 2011 season.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for Oct. 18, 2017
    “I have been moved to tears as business leaders continue to reach out, assuring us of their support, generously making donations to United for Puerto Rico and pledging to help us in any way they can as we move through this process.”— Puerto Rico Rising organizer Jocelyn Negron-Rios. The event…
  • O’Neill had it right, ‘All politics is local’
    Thomas Phillip “Tip” O’Neill, the 47th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, and perhaps one of the most influential members of the Congress, once said, “All politics is local.” He coined the phrase in a 1982 congressional campaign running against an attorney who was heavily financed with out-of-state campaign…

Final Thoughts

  • Feel free to share, just don’t dare disagree
    #MeToo. It’s a thing now, thanks to the pretty despicable actions that have finally come to light surrounding a predatory Hollywood movie mogul. Those on social media have recently been encouraged to post the “MeToo” hashtag as their status if they have been the victim of sexual assault or harassment…
  • Talk of the Towns for Oct. 18, 2017
    A bright idea Talkers constantly attempt to properly prioritize pet peeves, but with the gray days, foggy mornings and darker commute times accompanying the long-awaited but finally apparent arrival of fall, the absent-minded behavior of some Lake Norman area motorists merits immediate attention.
  • Where Is Luke? for Oct. 18, 2017
    Where Is Luke? for Oct. 18, 2017 This picture of Citizen mascot Luke 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.. Be sure to include your name. Last week’s picture of Luke at the Jetton Village gazebo in Cornelius was correctly identified by Frank…

Image of the week

  • Light it up CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Sergeant J.J. Sarver holds a reflective band that the Cornelius Police Department will be handing out to runners and bikers who are not clearly visible in darkness. They also have bike lights to distribute, thanks to NCDOT. Officers will seek out people who are not clearly visible…