• The kindest touch

    CORNELIUS, N.C. -- “You would make a perfect hospice volunteer,” Amy Marks was told once by a nurse.It was advice given to her by a woman seeing to the end-of-life care for Marks’ mother as metastasized breast cancer made its final assault on her body. Read More
  • ‘Something didn’t feel right’

    Sarah Smith  insisted on a mammogram at age 30. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Sarah Smith is a busy young mom. With twins in the first grade and a 1-year-old entering the adventurous, toddling stage, the to-do list for her and husband Jeff never quite gets clear. And for breast cancer survivor Smith, Read More
  • Emerging diamond: rough cut nearing final polishing

    CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Barring yet another scheduling setback, traffic will be flowing in two lanes in both directions across the Catawba Avenue bridge over I-77 in Cornelius on Nov. 1. But all the commuting headaches won’t be over. Just as the North Carolina Department of Transportation and contractor Blythe Construction finish Read More
  • The Speaker’s speaker

    Susan Tillis has been a key fixture in her husband’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- When Susan Tillis stepped away from her role as broker-in-charge of Allen Tate Realtors’ Lake Norman office in June of last year, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Her husband, North Carolina Speaker Read More
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There were no mixed emotions for Community School of Davidson’s Courtney Mudge and Marisa Deininger on the tennis court this year.

Only positives.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 19:13

Sister act: Archers roll to 2A doubles title

It was an all sisters 2A tennis state final, and Lake Norman Charter’s duo of Hannah and Olivia Archer rolled by N.C. Science and Math’s Lydia and Sara Yuan 6-1, 6-1 to win the doubles championship Saturday at Cary Tennis Center.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for October 29, 2014
    “When this all started, I didn’t know what my role would be. ... Now Thom jokes about it. He says, ‘When people used to call, they wanted me. Now they just ask for Susan.’”— Susan Tillis on the role she has chosen to take in the U.S. Senate campaign of…
  • 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

  • When law and beliefs collide
    As a young Navy wife back in the early 1990s, I remember getting my attitude on one time about my husband’s frequent absences due to his, well, BEING IN THE NAVY. I say “Navy wife” but that title never weighed as heavily on me as it did on those who…
  • Talk of the Towns for October 29, 2014
    Sugar in Charlotte Sugar Daddy and Sugar Babies are long-beloved candies that, if not consumed carefully, could extract every gold filling in your teeth. At their advanced ages, Talkers can even recall a catchy little Sugar Daddy jingle from decades ago which, in its time, was perfectly innocent but today…
  • Where Is This? for October 29, 2014
    Where Is This? for October 29, 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, Cindy Johnston, Sharon Muldoon, Robert Lowrance, John O’Neill and Dan Boone identified our Where Is This? photo as the…

Image of the week

  • Hail to the (former) Chief Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter visited the Lake Norman area this past weekend when the former president officiated the wedding of his longtime friend, Bob Wilson, to Ineke Van Der Meulen at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Mooresville on Saturday. Above, the Carters greet other guests at the reception at Langtree Plantation.