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Sports

It was a transitional year of uniforms and colors, but the Carolina Rapids are becoming more and more comfortable in burgundy and blue as the soccer balls bounce and the days pass.

It’s not wholesale changes that Miles Aldridge is trying to make at Hough High this summer, just some tweaks and improvements.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for July 23, 2014
    Bentleys are like Camrys around here.”— Neal Ashburn, owner of Innovative Speed Shop and CarWash2You.com, on the sheer volume of luxury cars in the Lake Norman area. “I’m a car guy, I love cars and I love all the stuff I get to play with. If you’re a car guy,…
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  • 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…
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Final Thoughts

  • Meddling media member mocking municipal madness
    There’s a meaningful method to municipal management, but Monday night it morphed, momentarily, into a monumentally maddening mess. In the end, Huntersville commissioners voted 3-2 (with Melinda Bales and Rob Kidwell opposed) to change the town’s zoning ordinance and reduce the “level of service” standards related to the number of…
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  • Talk of the Towns for July 23, 2014
    Keeping abreast The news business, like most other endeavors, is competitive, and it’s a standard part of the job to keep track of what the competition is doing. With that in mind, when it comes to the big daily publication down south, Talkers admit to the tiny spark of glee…
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  • Where Is This? for July 23, 2014
    Where Is This? for July 23, 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, Cindy Johnston, John O’Neill, Alexe Rector and Dan Boone identified our Where Is This? photo as the parking lot…
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Image of the week

  • Sunset cove The waters of Lake Norman reflected the shimmering golden tones of a sunset last week, this vantage point from one of the docks at The Peninsula Yacht Club.