• NCDOT, Cintra map out I-77 plans

    LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Two hundred linear feet of engineers’ drawings laid out what thousands of Lake Norman-area drivers had been wondering about for months, if not years. Last week, officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Cintra Infraestructures and I-77 Mobility Partners Inc. unveiled maps that highlighted plans to Read More
  • Breast cancer battle provides a lesson for living

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C -- At first glance, it’s easy to be fooled. Kellie McAvoy seems small, almost frail, and seemingly incapable of enduring a year of challenges posed by disease, surgeries, upheaval and anxiety. And then you see the steel in her eyes, crystal icy blue, mesmerizing and shimmering with unwavering determination. Read More
  • Twenty-eight-year wait ends for Huntersville couple

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Cathy Fry and Joanne Marinaro had been in a committed relationship for 28 years and raised two adopted children together, but they refused to join other couples they knew who traveled outside North Carolina to tie the knot in states where same-sex marriage was legal. So they waited. Read More
  • Vikings hold off Hopewell, snap skid

    Long after the clock expired Friday night, North Meck High players gathered around the Shield of Victory, smiled and posed for cell phone pictures.  Read More
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:34

Davidson cast as the underdog

Folks expect the Davidson Wildcats to struggle in their first Atlantic 10 Conference basketball season.

That much is clear.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 21:24

Runners hoping to peak this time of year

It’s late October, and to high school cross country runners in North Carolina, there’s not a more exciting time.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for October 15, 2014
    “They wanted to schedule a diagnostic mammogram, and that was a shock, but I said okay let’s do it. And then they said it would be about three weeks. That was three weeks of pure hell. The anxiety, the ‘what ifs’ and the thoughts about all the possible outcomes. That…
  • 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

  • The whole toll truth, or simply tall tales?
    That’s it. As the only mom in the newsroom, I’m calling it. If you’re going to act like petulant 3-year-olds, you’re going to be treated as such. All y’all — the WidenI77.org anti-toll folks as well as those in the media carrying their water because they are apparently too lazy…
  • Talk of the Towns for October 15, 2014
    Runaway ‘partners’? Same gender couples across North Carolina, as they are in many other states, are rejoicing with the recent U.S. Supreme Court non-ruling that essentially upholds lower courts’ overturning of bans on gay marriage in the Tar Heel state and elsewhere. That means couples such as Cathy Fry and…
  • Where Is This? for October 15, 2014
    Where Is This? for October 15, 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, Andy White, Amy Hoyle, Lisa Thomas, Robert Lowrance, Dan Boone, Vinny Schaub, John O’Neill, Dave Gilroy, Ryan McDaniels, Joanne Ahern,…

Image of the week

  • Watery web Three certain signs of fall in the Piedmont, wet weather, spider webs and falling leaves, all came together in a colorful harmonic convergence just outside the door of the Citizen’s office in this image captured by John Deem.