• Help CPD ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ for students in need

    Help CPD ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ for students in need

    The Cornelius Police Department is looking for help to load up a patrol car with school supplies for the 2017-18 school year, which started this week for some students and will be in high gear when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools opens its doors Monday, Aug. 28. Read More
  • Ready for retail, residential, rituals and red meat?

    Ready for retail, residential, rituals and red meat?

    CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Town of Cornelius is growing, and its government as well as its citizens have a vested interest in what it becomes. Read More
  • A coach's life? Albert blazes his own trail

    A coach's life? Albert blazes his own trail

    The sun is bright as T.J. Albert shuts the door on his shiny silver pickup truck and begins the short walk toward the Community School of Davidson practice field, a flat patch of Bermuda nestled among townhomes and a developing neighborhood of trendy houses. Read More
  • His quarterback's keeper

    His quarterback's keeper

    It’s a scene so common in football that it often goes unnoticed. A quarterback gets hit and slammed to the turf, and immediately, his teammates rush to pick him up, make sure he’s okay and get him ready for what’s next. You can see it on any Friday night in Read More
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Friday, 18 August 2017 11:01

2017: A season of change

The lines are marked, the grass has a sweet smell and if you listen closely, you can hear the rumble of shoulder pads in the distance. 

It’s time for football. 

Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:02

Hough has a promising mix of talent

Hough has posted five straight winning seasons, and there’s plenty of optimism among Huskies that the streak will not end there.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for Aug. 16, 2017
    “I am not able to vote for this proposal — I would vote for it, if it were going to be funded by a GO [general obligation] bond where people could hear all the information and then ... make the decision about whether to spend $15 or $16 million.” — Davidson…

Final Thoughts

  • Talk of the Towns for Aug. 16, 2017
    Blame all aroundTalkers can’t pretend to comprehend all the forces and factors that intertwined to trigger the senseless death of a 32-year-old woman in the chaos of Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. Talkers don’t know the difference between protesters and counter-protesters, unless it’s all just a matter of who started shouting…
  • Where Is Luke? for Aug. 16, 2017
    Where Is Luke? for Aug. 16, 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. Last week’s picture of Luke helping collect donations with members of the Marine Corps League at the…

Image of the week

  • It's child's play The August “2nd Friday” festival in Cornelius offered a special opportunity for kids to get messy and creative. Artist Maguerico M. Nye created an abstract painting and then handed over the details to kids who attended the monthly event. Nye brought gloves and acrylic paint and handed off the gear…