• Making more room for Monday merriment

    Steady stream of regulars and new followers fuel growth at Jack’s Corner Tap. Cornelius, N.C. -- Monday Monday, can’t trust that day, Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way. — The Mamas & The Papas Those were some true words of wisdom from the legendary 1960s folk group, to be Read More
  • Ashes to assets: finding commerce in coal ash

    LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- In the United States, where less than 40 percent of energy is generated from coal combustion, more than 100 million tons of coal ash are produced every year. In some developing countries that depend more on coal-fired facilities, the amount of ash produced is higher. And while Read More
  • Look for more boat traffic on Lake Norman

      Registered boats — and age of owners — on the rise. LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Boaters will tell you that Lake Norman seems to get busier every year. They’re probably right. Although it’s impossible to know how many of them actually use Lake Norman, the number of boats registered in the four Read More
  • New pizza joint and bar brings new vibe to LKN

    Much like the infamous number, music and food are (almost) endless at The Vinyl Pi. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- In starting a conversation about a new business whose concept is none too simple to describe (nor are the personalities behind the new venture), it’s probably necessary to toss out a few definitions Read More
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Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:29

Rivals lead MECKA, face off next

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, the baseball teams from Hopewell, Hough and North Meck high schools are in the hunt for the MECKA Conference championship.

It’s the scenario that local baseball fans always want to see.

Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:21

Huskies relying on some youthful talent

Managing young talent can often be a tricky proposition. Whether it’s development or realizing when a young player is physically and mentally ready for the big stage, there are always multiple decisions to be made. But for Hough High baseball coach Jimmy Cochran, the philosophy is simple: if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for April 23, 2014
    “We can’t be 46th in anything.”— Rhonda Lennon, District 1 representative on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, in reference to North Carolina’s place in national teacher pay rankings while outlining the board’s request for funds to include a three percent pay hike for CMS employees. “I was aware of the pay…
  • Letters to the Editor for February 26, 2014
    Thanks for trees at Exit 25 This is overdue but I want to thank the people responsible for taking down the diseased tulip poplars that were all around Exit 25 and also near the North County Regional Library and replacing them with new trees!  The old spooky trees will not…

Final Thoughts

  • Shedding more light on suicide
    About a year or so ago, I “liked” the Daily Mail Online page on Facebook after occasional shares by other friends captured my interest. Since then, Daily Mail, a newspaper in the United Kingdom, has frequently offered stories I don’t usually see anywhere else. Its content comes from interesting corners…
  • Talk of the Towns for April 23, 2014
      Oh, deer! How many government workers does it take to remove a deer carcass from the edge of the road in front of an elected official’s house? Talkers lost count. Monday morning, an employee at the Citizen office on Gilead Road — in the heart of Huntersville — looked…
  • Where is This? for April 23, 2014
    Where is This? for April 23, 2014 This photo was taken somewhere in the Lake Norman area. Do you know where? If you do, don’t try to post it here because it won’t work, but instead let us know by e-mailing the Citizen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Last week, Jerry Little, Andrea Henry, Marta McGuire, John Novak, Michael Ledbetter,…

Image of the week

  • A cross of flowers On Easter Sunday, worshippers at First Baptist Church-Huntersville were asked to bring flowers to be arranged into a flowering cross displayed in front of the sancutary.