• Windmill tilting or 'shot across the bow?'

    Experts express mixed opinions on I-77 lawsuit. LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- While a lawsuit by citizens group WidenI77.org to stop the addition of toll lanes on a 26-mile stretch of I-77 is peppered with many of the same claims and conjecture critics of the project have repeated over the past two Read More
  • Huskies cruise through MECKA waters

    Hough began the championship swim season with a sweeping performance this past weekend, as it won boys' and girls' MECKA Conference championships once again. Hough was dominant, winning 20 of 24 events at Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics Center. Read More
  • Giving wings to Eagles:101 of them

    Scoutmaster Larry Banks surpasses 100 Eagle Scouts with Troop 19. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Most people wrap community service around the demands of their personal and professional lives. From the time he earned his Bobcat badge as a 6-year-old Cub Scout in a troop near his west Charlotte home 46 years ago, Read More
  • 303 Delburg: a symbol of 'social division'

    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Tagging buildings with an official historic designation is traditionally about preserving a part of the past worth remembering. The Davidson Town Board's unanimous vote Jan. 13 to designate a mill house on Delburg Street as an historic landmark, however, is more about reminding today's citizens about something they Read More
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Friday, 30 January 2015 23:17

Viking boys, Lady Titans keep MECKA lead

Along with going for the season sweep against a rival, the Hopewell girls and North Meck boys entered Friday night hoping to stay out front in the MECKA Conference basketball races.

Having had very different weeks, both did.

Thursday, 29 January 2015 13:59

Davidson passing A-10 tests

Regardless of the adversity, the Davidson Wildcats just continue to find ways to win in their first Atlantic 10 season.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for January 28, 2015
    "Whether you kill people with a freight train or a commuter train, it doesn't matter. It's still bad public policy."— Huntersville Transportation Planner Bill Coxe emphasizing the importance of examining and possibly eliminating some of the railroad crossings in Huntersville's downtown area as a result of anticipated changes in railway…
  • Your column spoke to this mother
    This letter is in response to Lori Helms' Final Thoughts piece titled "Sights and sounds of Saturdays will never be the same" in the Dec. 17 edition of the Citizen. Editor, (Lori Helms') column about your son was heartfelt, unexpected and personal. I sat down this morning at my kitchen…

Final Thoughts

  • Seeking a scandal? Try 'cybergate'
    The Super Bowl is this Sunday. There are those out there who may be aware of that only because it serves as the backdrop for the real news of the last 10 days, "Deflategate." For anyone out there who didn't pay attention to the news in the 1970s or never…
  • Talk of the Towns for January 28, 2015
    Nothing like the real thing What is reality? On its wrinkled, blemished, slightly sun-damaged face, that question might sound like the prompt for a graduate-level philosophy thesis. But, in an increasingly digitalized world, the challenge of separating the actual from the virtual is ... well ... real. For decades, we've…
  • Where Is This? for January 28, 2015
    Where Is This? for January 28, 2015 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, Margaret Throckmorton, Andy White, Teresa Burrows, Robert Lowrance, Cindy Johnston, Dan Boone, Jim Ware, Ryan McDaniels, Charles Guignard and…

Image of the week

  • A Titan Legg-acy Hopewell High honored the No. 24 basketball jersey of Meredith Legg Stapleton Jan. 23 during the Titans' games with rival Hough. A 2005 graduate of Hopewell, Legg scored 1,250 points in her high school career, before becoming the all-time leading scorer and a Hall of Famer at USC-Aiken. She passed…