• A primary secondary

    Once you’ve seen the Hough High defensive backs in action, a quarterback’s nightmare scenario is rather simple to visualize. Read More
  • Chiquita Classic evolves into vital community player

    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Representatives of Chiquita Brands International were pleased with just about every aspect of last year’s Chiquita Classic golf tournament at River Run Country Club in Davidson. Now they are focused on making just about everything about the Web.com Tour Finals event even better.  “2013 was enormously successful for Read More
  • Potential suitor for Anchor Mill approaches Huntersville

     HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The abandoned, old stepsister in the heart of Huntersville’s downtown may have a promising suitor.  Prior to Monday’s regular town board meeting, Huntersville officials heard a preliminary proposal from representatives of Florida-based TDON Development Inc. that would transform the vacant site of a long-gone manufacturing plant — known as Read More
  • Something's brewing

    Mooresville's only brewery joints its only roaster for a match made in hops heaven. MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- [A busy city sidewalk, circa 198-whatever, where two twenty-somethings coming from opposite directions, each listening to their Walkman, slam into each other. One had been munching on a chocolate bar, while the other, for Read More
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Saturday, 23 August 2014 04:54

Lake Norman recovers to top North Meck

Lake Norman led by 21 points in the first half at North Meck Friday night, but the Wildcats actually had to rally to get the 35-28 season-opening win.


Friday, 22 August 2014 20:08

LNC hoping it can win once again

For Lake Norman Charter, the 2014 season represents new hope and a chance to return to winning.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for August 20, 2014
    “I will not be able to answer intelligently primarily because ... (highway improvement) is not a county function. We just don’t have a dog in the fight.”— Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners Chairman Trevor Fuller to a group of north Mecklenburg residents in Davidson, some of whom were on hand…
  • Letters to the Editor for July 16, 2014
    How can there be so little funding? The very basic question/comments I have are: 1- I shouldn’t need to fully understand the intricate details of the agreement or traffic solution methods as our taxpayer $ pay for NCDOT and CRTPO staff to look out for our best interest. 2- How…

Final Thoughts

  • A serious lesson from a seriously funny man
    The next time you hear anyone suggest that a person with depression should “snap out of it” and “just be happy,” I want you to answer with two words: Robin Williams. The frenetic comedian, who died Monday of an apparent suicide, lived a public life in which it appeared he’d…
  • Talk of the Towns for August 20, 2014
    Dollars and sense Talkers can’t comprehend all the jukin’ and jivin’ in the high-finance world of mergers and acquisitions, but when “dollars” start popping up everywhere, it’s hard not to pay attention. Best we can tell, if you’ve got “Dollar” in your name, you gotta be in the game as…
  • Where Is This? for August 20, 2014
    Where Is This? for August 20, 2014 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, Janet Spain, Jean Detroi, Linda Orehovec, Steve Joseph, Joyce Sorrells, Dan Boone, Robert Lowrance, John O’Neill, Wayne Segar, Harold…

Image of the week

  • The minions of Jetton Tree stumps along Jetton Road in Cornelius near The Peninsula were recently decorated as “minion” characters from the animated Despicable Me movies. As of early this week, there was no word on who was responsible for the new landscaping feature or, more importantly, why.