Asbestos removal set to begin at Davidson siteDAVIDSON, N.C. — A proposal to build a four-story apartment complex at the site of a former asbestos mill near downtown Davidson has turned into a full-scale environmental clean-up not only of the mill site, but of neighboring properties as well. In the coming weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency will… Read More
Hopewell Career Day provides a ‘different view’HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Students from the Engineering and Hospitality Academies of Hopewell High School in Huntersville took part in a speed networking event with local business owners and managers at the Annual Hopewell High School Career Day earlier this month. Thirty-five area businesses participated in the event coordinated by the Lake… Read More
Oracion gives Hough soccer team a 1-2 kickCORNELIUS, N.C. — It’s understandable that Ashlynn Serepca draws most of the attention when it comes to Hough High soccer. Read More
Years in the making, OM research finally startsA weekend of interviews begins geospatial analysis of victims of rare eye cancer. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — A determined quest that concerned parents began nearly four years ago has finally resulted in the start of a detailed scientific search for clues related to the high occurrence rate of a rare eye… Read More
Horse's Mouth for April 19, 2017
“You are seeing the heart of this community. They will stand by people in their weakest moments, and I don’t know that I can describe a weaker moment than losing a child.” — Huntersville Commissioner Charles Guignard praising the widespread community effort involved in securing a coordinated research program to…Read more...
OM testing vote a curious exercise
These are some facts to consider as the effort to learn more about ocular melanoma (OM) cases in the Huntersville area continues. • Despite the Town of Huntersville’s eagerness to invest part of a $100,000 research grant in initial environmental testing at and around Hopewell High School and other areas…Read more...
Talk of the Towns for April 19, 2017
Beats hospital food Talkers were happy to hear that quick, thoughtful action by an administrator at a Statesville hospital in early April kept things calm, peaceful and groovy when it was discovered that a batch of cookies and muffins distributed to hospital staff were unknowingly baked with cannabis oil. Somehow…Read more...
Where Is Luke? for April 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 Where Is Luke?. Be sure to include your name. Luke hanging out on the hay bales at Spring Water Farms on North Old Statesville…Read more...
Image of the week
Davidson Fire Chief Bo Fitzgerald (right), Mayor John Woods (left), and the Town Board honored fire fighter Wilson Sadler at the April 11 Davidson Town Board meeting. Sadler served with the Davidson Fire Department for 45 years, and the board adopted a retirement resolution officially thanking him for his service…