• Marsh swims her own path to Olympic Trials

    Marsh swims her own path to Olympic Trials

    Alyssa Marsh is not an easy swimmer to intimidate these days. Regardless of the competition, chances are she’s swam against better. Read More
  • Draft dreams a reality when name is called

    Draft dreams a reality when name is called

    Bailey Ober was hanging out with friends and family, Ryder Ryan was heading to his brother’s high school graduation and Clark Beeker was beginning to wonder if he’d be joining the real world. Read More
  • Cornelius hears beach traffic plan, okays budget

    Cornelius hears beach traffic plan, okays budget

    CORNELIUS, N.C. -- As he addressed the Cornelius Town Board of Commissioners during Monday evening’s pre-meeting discussion, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department Park Supervisor Greg Clemmer summed up the difficulties resulting from the first three weeks of operation of the new Ramsey Creek Park swim beach with one sentence. “We Read More
  • Young Elites gain insight with return of program alums

    Young Elites gain insight with return of program alums

    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Since its inception, the Young Elites program based in north Mecklenburg has focused on helping high school-age girls recognize their potential; encouraging them to venture beyond individual comfort zones, pursue new challenges, and discover and develop the leadership skills and tenacity required to identify and achieve goals. And Read More
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 15:37

QB Hartman picks Wake as stock rises

Add a verbal commitment to Wake Forest to Sam Hartman’s growing list of recent achievements.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 16:07

Former Titan looks for his shot

On the snap, Jason Williams ran downfield five yards, put a head fake on the defensive back, then cut right on a slant route. As he hauled in the pass and cut downfield, Williams earned nods of approval from the coaches and some of his fellow players.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for June 22, 2016
    “There’s been a lot of confusion, I think, about this issue over the last week, John, frankly surrounding your visit to Raleigh. I want to make it really clear to everybody where this board stands.”— Davidson Commissioner Brian Jenest to Mayor John Woods during last Tuesday’s regular town board meeting…

Final Thoughts

  • Teacher’s final act was a surprise
    I think most of us who had a fulfilling high school experience had a teacher or two who had an enduring impact on how our lives played out from there. I had a couple of them, including Janet Anderson, my journalism teacher in my junior year, who went from not…
  • Talk of the Towns for June 22, 2016
    ‘Set a course for adventure’ Among the great benefits of being an intern among a staff of grizzled newspaper veterans is that a young, aspiring journalist has an opportunity to learn about the business from folks who are decades removed from formal education and have been further educated in the…
  • Where Is Luke? for June 22, 2016
    Where Is Luke? for June 22, 2016 This picture of Citizen mascot Luke was taken somewhere in the Lake Norman area (before all the brides could take it over). 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.

Image of the week

  • Symphony at McGuire With nuclear reactors serving as a backdrop, about 10,000 gathered on the lawn and in the cove at the EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station for its annual Charlotte Symphony Orchestra concert. The Symphony featured its “Summer Spirit” performance including selections from Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz, Batman and more. The…