• Bosom buddies and big boats, a winning combination

    Bosom buddies and big boats, a winning combination

    Dragon boat racing, breast cancer survivorship go hand-in-hand for the Healing Dragons team. LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- There is a belief in the Japanese culture that tattoos of dragons evoke power and magic. The dragon image enjoys a lengthy history of strength and courage, which makes it an ideal image to Read More
  • Researchers talk OM testing at state conference

    Researchers talk OM testing at state conference

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The professional network of those aware of, and intrigued by, the abnormal occurrence rate of ocular melanoma (OM) in the Huntersville community is expanding. Saturday morning, while more than 100 participants were taking part in the second Lookin’ For A Cure 5K Fun Run and Walk at The Read More
  • Family firm foils fakes and frauds

    Family firm foils fakes and frauds

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Jim Rockford, Thomas Magnum and Charlie’s Angels were all crackerjack detectives. Those classic television shows were neatly packaged between commercial breaks and solved within an hour. But their predictable storylines were also a far cry from reality. By contrast, Huntersville-based Vaudra International is an actual investigating firm with Read More
  • Huskies roll by Hopewell, into off week

    Huskies roll by Hopewell, into off week

    Halftime Friday marked the midpoint of Hough High’s football season, and the Huskies are off next week, providing coach Miles Aldridge with a chance to evaluate what has happened and anticipate what is to come. Read More
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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:32

Knights now alone in front

Intensity has been a point of emphasis for Lake Norman Charter soccer coach Justin Valenti this fall.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:29

Hough seeks more 'moments of greatness'


It’s what athletes and teams in every sport pursue, and the Hough High volleyball team has had it, especially on the local level, with a 2013 4A state finals appearance mixed in.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for September 28, 2016
    “We’re the opposite of Noah’s ark. We don’t have two of anything.” — Davidson Day football coach Chad Grier, on how a number of injuries have affected his football team’s already small number of players. “We are in the process of putting together the team that will decide how to best…

Final Thoughts

  • Viewing life through a different lens
    Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am an avid football fan. On any given Saturday or Sunday, I’m usually sitting back watching games when I see a real bone-headed play that leaves me thinking, “What was that all about?” Granted the play has been stopped, we know the…
  • Talk of the Towns for September 28, 2016
    Crack a book, not a window Like many, Talkers have never understood why late night major sports championship celebrations often include turning over cars, lighting things on fire or smashing windows. They are similarly perplexed as to how a handful of protesters, as they did in Charlotte just this week,…
  • Where Is Luke? for Sept. 28, 2016
    Where Is Luke? for Sept. 28, 2016 The picture above of Citizen mascot Luke was taken somewhere in the Lake Norman area. Do you know where? Let us know by noon on Tuesday 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

  • The look of survival Breast cancer survivor Paulette Ferrara flashes a bright smile during last Saturday’s survivors’ party and Pink Edition photo shoot at Dutchman’s Casual Living at Jetton Village in Cornelius.