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Vote tally tweaks, recount in the works
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:36

Following a final tally of absentee and provisional ballots, there have been minor adjustments to the vote counts in commissioner races for the towns of Cornelius and Davidson.

  • SouthLake wins NCISAA Division III state title

    SouthLake wins NCISAA Division III state title

    The SouthLake Christian Eagles are state champions once again. Read More
  • Making a (basketball) name for themselves

    Making a (basketball) name for themselves

    SouthLake Christian coach Rodney Monroe was a basketball star in his day, but it’s not the kind of thing he talks about in casual conversations. Read More
  • LNC troupe bound for state competition

    LNC troupe bound for state competition

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Student performers from Lake Norman Charter School (LNC) will be taking their act on the road to state-level competition after earning first place in regional competition. Read More
  • Special brides-to-be get a hand for their day in white

    Special brides-to-be get a hand for their day in white

    CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Planning a wedding isn’t easy for anyone, but with a future spouse who is deployed or working 12-hour shifts as a first responder, tasks like picking the menu or even selecting a dress invite a host of new challenges. Read More
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Saturday, 18 November 2017 00:49

Vikings rally, fall short at Mallard Creek

Standing on the field at Mallard Creek on Oct. 20, North Meck head coach Eric Morman made his team a promise.

Friday, 17 November 2017 23:41

Hough knocks off unbeaten West Forsyth

Hough football coach Matt Jenkins can remember playing on Thanksgiving weekend as a high school player in Redlands, Calif.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for Nov. 15, 2017
    “Too many females; way too young.”— Dr. Michael Brennan, a retired ophthalmologist who has orchestrated far-ranging grant-funded research into the inordinate number of ocular melanoma (OM) cases in the Huntersville area, emphasizing that the makeup of the local patient population — far different than established OM expectations — remains the most…
  • Come, thou long-expected November
    Martin Luther delivered his 95 theses in November 1517. His concern was salvation — its necessity and nature and the means by which it is achieved. Luther’s points were not original to him, nor was he the only one raising them. People throughout Europe, including some on the receiving end…

Final Thoughts

  • Talk of the Towns for Nov. 15, 2017
    Let leaves beOn any given weekday after kids load onto school buses and most people head off to work, Talkers see the men and women in the reflective green vests come out. They have contraptions that make an engine noise, revving and sucking in air at regular intervals. They’re a…
  • Where Is Luke? for Nov. 15, 2017
    Where Is Luke? for Nov. 15, 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to include your name.

Image of the week

  • A moment to reflect Cadets with the Hough High School Army JROTC unit bow their heads during the Town of Cornelius’ Veterans Day program invocation. A large crowd gathered in the Saturday morning chill to honor the scores of local residents who have served their country and those who are still on the watch.…