• Pactiv digs into expansion

    Pactiv digs into expansion

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- A cold, steady rain on Tuesday afternoon didn’t hamper the sunny news for north Mecklenburg’s economy during groundbreaking ceremonies for Prairie Brookwood LLC’s major expansion at Commerce Station, the industrial park jointly owned by the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. The event was held to celebrate Prairie Read More
  • Another milestone for Main Street

    Another milestone for Main Street

    Huntersville board approves engineering contract for downtown street upgrade. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- A project discussed and debated for decades — envisioned to help with the dual tasks of easing traffic congestion while also encouraging development in Huntersville’s historic downtown district — has reached another milestone on its continuing long-range journey toward Read More
  • Holden back in the game

    Holden back in the game

    Leroy Holden is living two lives these days. Read More
  • Irvin to step down as Huntersville’s fire chief

    Irvin to step down as Huntersville’s fire chief

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Since before Lake Norman, before Interstate 77 and before comments about “North Meck” referenced any place other than the region’s new high school, a member of the Irvin family has led the Huntersville Fire Department. But in January, that tradition will end. Read More
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Thursday, 08 December 2016 15:29

Kreitter refocused after state final loss

Two days after last year’s wrestling state championships, Hough High coach Tripp Rogers called Caleb Kreitter into his office. The season was over, but there was one final task to complete: Rogers wanted Kreitter to watch the film of his heartbreaking state finals loss.

Thursday, 08 December 2016 00:50

Heels get spark from Maye, hold off Davidson

CHAPEL HILL — Jon Axel Gudmundsson saw Will Magarity cutting backdoor and found him for an easy dunk, and for a moment late Wednesday night in the Dean E. Smith Center, Davidson had hope.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for December 7, 2016
    “I think it’s important to emphasize that this is just the beginning, the start of a huge project.”— Huntersville Commissioner Rob Kidwell referencing the town’s authorization of funding for an engineering phase of the Main Street Upgrade project, slated for construction — if things proceed as scheduled — three years…

Final Thoughts

  • McCrory’s loss was across the state
    Governor Pat McCrory’s decision to finally give up the ghost on his re-election effort — with Monday’s concession delivered almost one month to the day since challenger Roy Cooper declared victory — could at long last signal the end to this election cycle. But, much like the choices made about…
  • Talk of the Towns for December 7, 2016
    It’s not always about size A recent conversation with a local executive turned to the state of the newspaper business. “I’m afraid for your industry,” he told a Talker. Upon further inquiry, he was referencing the state or the viability of print media, specifically citing the relentless paring down of…
  • Where Is Luke? for Dec. 7, 2016
    Where Is Luke? for Dec. 7, 2016 Citizen mascot Luke picked a very dreary day to “fill out his prescription” for a Christmas tree. Do you know where he shopped? Let us know by noon on Tuesday by e-mailing the Citizen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to include your name. Follow Luke on Twitter — @LuketheMascot.

Image of the week

  • They’re lovin’ it Some members of the MusicalMinds youth orchestra, comprised of underserved students from Blythe Elementary School and a CMS Title 1 school, serenaded families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte whose loved ones are hospitalized locally. It was the first of what will be a series of concerts held…