• Brown kids still take it to the barn

    Brown kids still take it to the barn

    Ninth annual Barnstock set for Saturday in Huntersville. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- When Brown siblings Miles, Julia and Daniel were young and became a little too loud for their mother to handle, she would say five simple words: “Take it to the barn.” Little did she know that things would get a Read More
  • Elites Summit begins year of development

    Elites Summit begins year of development

    LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- The sixth annual Young Elites Leadership Summit in June served as the starting point for a new initiative designed to give high school girls a year-round opportunity to enhance personal development skills and traits. For the first time, according to the organization’s President and CEO Jennifer Shiley, Read More
  • New chamber turns one, celebrates its different approach

    New chamber turns one, celebrates its different approach

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- One year in, the leadership of the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce gathered at the corner of Gilead and Old Statesville roads earlier this week to celebrate the group’s one-year anniversary and the establishment of a chamber model that’s a bit different from the norm. Chamber Executive Director Jill Read More
  • Together as Cubs, six are now Eagles

    Together as Cubs, six are now Eagles

    Six Scouts from Troop 72 in Cornelius — all of whom have been together since joining the same Cub Scout Pack in the first grade — have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. These six began as Tiger Cub Scouts in 2005 at Pack 72 at Bethel Presbyterian Church. They have all Read More
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Not that long ago, Justin Valenti and Chad Solomonson were tasked with the not-so-simple task of starting soccer programs at two new high schools in northern Mecklenburg County. By any measure, it seems they did their jobs. 

Not even a broken club could derail the sophomore season Davidson golfer Jack Lang had in 2017.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for July 19, 2017
    “I interpret (the value) to mean that we should act to protect the small-town atmosphere and values of Davidson, and in my judgment, although this is a good plan by good people, it doesn’t do that.” — Davidson Commissioner Jim Fuller referencing the town’s fifth core value of small town…

Final Thoughts

  • Corrections never reverse damage done
    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- First do no harm. What a simple and great philosophy. In the medical field, it’s not only a vital guiding principle, but also a clear reminder of the damage a wrong procedure could produce. There are other versions for other professions — for carpenters, it’s measure twice, cut…
  • Talk of the Towns for July 19, 2017
    Who did it? It did seem too funny — or at least too unusual to ignore — to be true (and apparently it was), but the headline-making news that a gassy passenger brought down an American Airlines plane Sunday afternoon does provide Talkers with another opportunity to wag a finger at media…
  • Where Is Luke? for July 19, 2017
    Where Is Luke? for July 19, 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 showing his appreciation for the newly installed statue of U.S. Army Corporal…

Image of the week

  • Image of the Week for July 19, 2017 Office-involved squirting Cornelius police officer Sgt. Jeff Connors engages in a squirtgun battle with several youngsters during the recent “Cool Off With a Cop” event at the splash pad at Smithville Park. The CPD, in conjunction with Pelican’s SnoBalls, sponsored the free event to provide youngsters with an opportunity to…