• Aldridge out at Hough

    Aldridge out at Hough

    Miles Aldridge is out as head football coach at Hough High after leading the Huskies to a 29-11 record in three seasons. And he’s not happy about it. Read More
  • Battle brewing over police coverage in Huntersville ETJ

    Battle brewing over police coverage in Huntersville ETJ

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — The Huntersville Police Department (HPD) is preparing to assume patrol and response duties in the unincorporated areas around town on July 1, 2018. That scenario could change, the scope of HPD responsibility could be adjusted or the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) could retain most of its role Read More
  • Angels and Sparrows hosts Gather and Give dinner

    Angels and Sparrows hosts Gather and Give dinner

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — A decade ago, Sandy Tilley said she was called to create a food ministry to feed the hungry of Huntersville that few would admit were really here. Armed with nothing more than organizational skills, a love of cooking and the power of persuasion she set about to Read More
  • Asbestos removal set to begin at Davidson site

    Asbestos removal set to begin at Davidson site

    DAVIDSON, N.C. — A proposal to build a four-story apartment complex at the site of a former asbestos mill near downtown Davidson has turned into a full-scale environmental clean-up not only of the mill site, but of neighboring properties as well. In the coming weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency will Read More
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Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:05

Knights cap Big South golf title

Lake Norman Charter won its seventh Big South 2A/3A Conference match of the season Wednesday at River Bend to complete an unbeaten conference campaign.

Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:00

Woodruff, Hough win MECKA golf titles

Ben Woodruff birdied two of the final four holes at Birkdale Golf Club Wednesday and won the MECKA 4A Conference tournament.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for April 26, 2017
    “The horticulture program at North Meck is taking a pause ... but it will be back as Agricultural Science.” — Matthew Hayes, superintendent of the North Learning Community for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, describing plans for one of the Career and Training Education programs at North Mecklenburg High School. “We understand the program…

Final Thoughts

  • Looking back on 30 years of life at Lake Norman
    Putting together this week’s boating on Lake Norman special section took me back a few years. Almost 30 of them, in fact. It was the year 1987 when I first considered moving from Mint Hill, my first home in the Charlotte area since 1984, to a new construction neighborhood west…
  • Talk of the Towns for April 26, 2017
    Science is no picnic Talkers receive a lot of e-mails from people and organizations often eager to promote their latest news or to proselytize the audience to their point of view, most of which are disregarded because they have nothing to do with the contents of this newspaper nor its…
  • Where Is Luke? for April 26, 2017
    Where Is Luke? for April 26, 2017 The picture above 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 Where Is Luke?. Be sure to include your name. Luke wondering when it would be his turn at bat at Westmoreland Athletic Complex…

Image of the week

  • Which way is ...? Coaches and umpires don’t always see eye-to-eye, but that wasn’t really the case here. Last Thursday’s Hopewell vs. Hough softball game, eventually a 5-4 Hopewell win, was delayed for 30 minutes after a lightning strike in the area. After a brief meeting between the coaches and umpires, Hough coach Allison…