• Barrels of fun

    Cornelius family combines love of California wines, career reinvention to create Lake Norman Winery. CORNELIUS, N.C. -- It’s not very common that sound financial advice for success comes with the caveat that to make that happen, never own land.   It runs contrary to almost everything we’re taught from cradle to Read More
  • An 'Awesome' Life

    Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in the Citizen in September 2009. It is the inspiration for next weekend's fifth annual Live Awesome Flag Football Tournament. LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Jeffrey Ross didn't know exactly who he'd be speed dialing if he clicked on the word "Awesome" at the top of Read More
  • Going up? Davidson’s downtown dilemma

    Town considers how to meet business demand. DAVIDSON, N.C. -- As it looks to its future, Davidson finds itself at a crossroads that its neighboring north Mecklenburg municipalities have yet to reach. While Huntersville and Cornelius try to bring new life to their historic cores, Davidson is faced with the challenge Read More
  • An awesome life not forgotten

    Live Awesome Flag Football Tournament honoring Kevin Carosa back for fifth year. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- There’s a red-and-black silicon on wristband that lies on an entry hall table at my house. It stays there because, on days when a little extra inspiration to face the day is needed, it serves as Read More
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Thursday, 18 September 2014 19:56

Close friends lead CSD, DDS into rivalry

Coaches Albert, Grier are tight — but their teams play Friday night.

Thursday, 18 September 2014 18:16

The Archer girls can play

Teams facing Lake Norman Charter in tennis this year now have not one, but two Archers to deal with. And that’s proving to be quite the challenge.

Hannah Archer, a junior, won the 1A state singles title as a freshman and reached the semifinals of the 2A bracket last year. She’s now joined in the LNC lineup by freshman sister Olivia, who is 21 months younger.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for September 17, 2014
    “You have an opportunity to save some businesses tonight, and I’m asking you to do that.”— Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce President Bill Russell to the Cornelius Town Board Monday night. Russell was encouraging the town board to invest $75,000 to accelerate completion of the Catawba Avenue bridge. “Enough is…
  • 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

  • Coffee, hummingbird crack and the power of quibbling
    My husband and I are officially an old married couple. After nearly a quarter of a century in each other’s company, it took a recent visit with our 19-year-old son to reach that epiphany. Waiting on our food at a local sushi place, Ray and I were henpecking each other…
  • Talk of the Towns for September 17, 2014
    Still in season If it seems like this hurricane season has been quiet, that’s because it has. Although we are only to the fifth named storm in the Atlantic, Edoard, Talkers are reminded that it was in late September 25 years ago that Hurricane Hugo turned Charlotte into an upscale…
  • Where Is This? for September 17, 2014
    Where Is This? for September 17, 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, Ryan McDaniels, Wanda McAuley, Don Harrow, Mike Thomas, Dan Boone, Angela Stroud, Amanda Shelton, Gentry Landman and Jason Landman…

Image of the week

  • Boozefighters convene in Huntersville Motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout the South, and some from as far away as northern Nevada, came together at In The Wind Bar on N.C. 115 in Huntersville last weekend during a regional gathering of the international Boozefighters Motorcycle Club. Hundreds of riders from Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia…