He stopped the shotCSD lacrosse player sidelined, but upbeat after freak injury. Read More
I-77 Mobility Partners wins TIFIA loan approvalWait for decision on federal loan for $189 million partly responsible for financial close delay. CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The United States Department of Transportation's Credit Council has authorized $189 million in Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) funding for the long-discussed, $650 million, 26-mile managed lane project on Interstate 77… Read More
Going bald to help fight kids' cancerDAVIDSON, N.C. -- Area residents recently put their hair where there heart is and raised thousands of dollars to help the fight against childhood cancers. Through the organizational efforts of Michael and Kathleen McMillan, support from Millstone Bake House and Provisions in downtown Davidson, and a grassroots effort that included adults,… Read More
River carving his own pathPeople have jokingly called him Ocean, Lake and Pond and he's naturally been labeled as Ryder Ryan's little brother, but three years into his North Meck High career, River Ryan is carving his own path in the game he loves. Read More
Horse's Mouth for April 22, 2015
"We're not sitting in a closet thinking of all the crazy things we can do to you people."— North Carolina Sen. Jeff Tarte, describing the litany and range of legislation under consideration in Raleigh. "Conference committees are B.S., if you want to know the truth. ... It's a lot like…Read more...
Your column spoke to this mother
This letter is in response to Lori Helms' Final Thoughts piece titled "Sights and sounds of Saturdays will never be the same" in the Dec. 17 edition of the Citizen. Editor, (Lori Helms') column about your son was heartfelt, unexpected and personal. I sat down this morning at my kitchen…Read more...
Have you hugged a Yankee today?
"Have you hugged your child today?" Remember that? Years ago, those bumper stickers became standard gear for every station wagon or minivan, usually piloted by a disciple of Dr. Benjamin Spock and his tenets of lenient, warm-n-fuzzy parenting. Over time, those rear-end messages have morphed into far more wittier versions,…Read more...
Talk of the Towns for April 22, 2015
Quit CODDLE-ing Our culture has reached the tipping point to where everybody is offended by somebody — it's almost become fashionable to be angry — and anyone who thinks differently than someone else is either a bigot, a racist, a name-your-group-phobe or a fascist. And if you don't belong to…Read more...
Where Is This? for April 22, 2015
Image of the week
Huntersville residents Chris Joyce (left) and Viki Wilhelm Hager were strangers until last week, when Joyce and his wife, Barbara, reached out to Hager in a gesture of neighborly kindness. He gave Hager a baseball signed by her brother, Baseball National Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm (depicted as a young…