• Early a bright spot for Lady Wildcats

    The first season in the Atlantic 10 Conference was a tough one for the Davidson College women's basketball team, but among the bright spots was 2011 Hopewell High graduate and junior Hannah Early, who etched her name into the record books for the 5-25 Lady Wildcats. Read More
  • Hough's Parks gets back on track

    Three games into last baseball season, Cole Parks was in pain. Read More
  • Lake Norman region gets vast majority of toll lane project bonus allocation

    LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — Interstate, street and intersection improvements in the Lake Norman region — with a substantial dose of Huntersville and Cornelius projects — will receive a sizable majority of the $144.5 million in bonus allocation funds tied to the planned addition of managed lanes on a 26-mile stretch of Interstate 77. Read More
  • Hoyle gets approval for new CPD software

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Time was of the essence, explained Cornelius Police Chief Bence Hoyle when he presented his case for a new software to merge his department's dispatch and records systems during the Cornelius Town Board's March 2 meeting. He conceded the short notice and the upwards of $550,000 price tag Read More
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Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:57

A Bear of a long snapper

Chris Lutzel will tell you that long snapping comes natural, once you get past the unnaturalness of it.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:50

Successful season, rough ending

A 31-point loss to Iowa in the NCAA Tournament is the final and most recent memory of Davidson's basketball season, but the most lasting of 2014-15 will be the breakthroughs.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for March 25, 2015
    "There's got to be a technology investment that saves personnel while maintaining an expected level of service."— Cornelius Commissioner Dave Gilroy on Police Chief Bence Hoyle's request to spend more than $500,000 for upgraded and integrated dispatch and records-keeping software during the town board's budget and planning retreat in Winston-Salem…
  • 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…

Final Thoughts

  • Rising to the task not always ‘madness’
    It's called "March Madness" for a reason. More than just a catchy slogan, those two words fully define the three weeks when the theoretical 64 best men's college basketball programs in the country are paired down to 16 over a four-day weekend, then down to four the following weekend and…
  • Talk of the Towns for March 25, 2015
    The paramour's plight Talkers think kicking people when they are down is cowardly behavior and failure to forgive others for mistakes is also an ugly character trait. But when the offender refuses to acknowledge the transgression or, worse yet, stubbornly demands that others forgive and forget no matter what, it's…
  • Where Is This? for March 25, 2015
    Where Is This? for March 25, 2015 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's photo of the Adirondack chairs in front of Ashley Carol Home & Garden in Cornelius was correctly identified by…

Image of the week

  • Shot across the bow Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Caleb Guest from Mooresville fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a replenishment-at-sea. Fitzgerald is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility…