• Angels in transition

    Tilley, Fortner take on new roles at Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Sandy Tilley wants you to know one thing. “I’m not being replaced,” says Tilley, founder of the Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen, which opened six years ago this month. “I’m not going anywhere.” Assumptions of Tilley’s Read More
  • Gilead/U.S. 21 delay?

    Coordination with Exit 23 project may push project back two years. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Required preliminary stages of the superstreet-like redesign of the Gilead Road/U.S. 21 (Statesville Road) intersection will be more involved, and more time-consuming, than originally planned, which may actually help the project merge more smoothly with efforts to Read More
  • Advantage, survivors

    Tennis helps bond relationships for friends who beat breast cancer. LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Tennis players have a language all their own. Spend any amount of time at all around the courts — particularly those populated by women’s doubles players — and you’ll hear words and phrases that mean one thing to the Read More
  • 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
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Saturday, 25 October 2014 04:16

SouthLake rolls past Harrells 49-19

SouthLake Christian junior running back Robert Washington topped 5,000 career rushing yards, and the Eagles moved within range of a top seed in the upcoming high school football playoffs Friday night.

Saturday, 25 October 2014 04:10

Davidson Day takes lopsided loss to Latin

Davidson Day had more turnovers than touchdowns Friday night in what Patriots coach Chad Grier described as one of those games when nothing went right. 

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for October 22, 2014
    “One thing about airports is they attract airplanes. When they go overhead, people tend to notice. When that change occurred, I know I saw more traffic overhead.”— Charlotte-Douglas Airport Aviation Director Brent Cagle, who lives in Huntersville, on last year’s increase of air traffic over the Lake Norman area with…
  • 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

  • Robert Cashion was a true business, community leader
    The waters at Cashion’s Cove were dark and silent this past week as the grand patriarch of the Cashion family, and one of our true Lake Norman treasures, slipped quietly away.  Perhaps no family has had such an impact on our community since the Duke brothers and the creation of…
  • Talk of the Towns for October 22, 2014
    (Sort of) endorsement Politics might make strange bedfellows, but sometimes the politicking appears to happen on a waterbed with a class of kindergartners jumping on it. Follow us on this one. With more than three million members, the National Education Association (NEA) is the largest labor union in America. It’s…
  • Where Is This? for October 22, 2014
    Where Is This? for October 22, 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, John O’Neill, Rod Hager, Kathy Mangan, Dan Boone, Samantha Key, Andy White, Rob Jackson, John Woods, Robert Lowrance, Chris…

Image of the week

  • Pink day In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there was plenty of pink on display at Chesterbrook Academy earlier this month. Everyone wore pink and students, teachers and staff made donations in exchange for pink cupcakes, pink ribbons, pink lemonade and pink hair. Above, Katie Smith, Amoure Pleas, Myla Zelent, Avery…