• NCDOT holds meeting on downtown Huntersville streets

    NCDOT holds meeting on downtown Huntersville streets

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- On a typical weekday, the total number of vehicles that pass through Gilead Road intersections at U.S. 21 and N.C. 115 in Huntersville during peak morning and afternoon commute times is almost equal to the combined total number of people who live, not just drive, in the neighboring Read More
  • Cornelius budget heats up

    Cornelius budget heats up

    Talk of possible tax hike dates back to retreat. CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Year after year, the budget season at Cornelius Town Hall could best be described as pedestrian. Even as commissioners wrestled with the mathematical algorithms in the aftermath of 2011’s troubled countywide revaluation, by the time the budget was discussed Read More
  • Duo makes Hough strong up the middle

    Duo makes Hough strong up the middle

    A chopper to short is cleanly secured, tossed to second and turned, and just like that, it’s an inning-ending double play. Read More
  • CSD stuns Hough

    CSD stuns Hough

    Community School of Davidson was seeking a challenge when it scheduled Hough in girls’ soccer, but the Spartans got more than that Thursday night in Cornelius. A lot more. Read More
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Thursday, 28 April 2016 13:23

Wagoner steady as Hough rolls through MECKA

After Blake Wagoner’s round of 69 Monday, Hough High teammate Ben Woodruff asked him what he shot on the front nine at Birkdale Golf Club.

“Thirty-three,” replied Wagoner, peering out from beneath a white visor in the shade of the clubhouse.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 15:28

I-Meck returning in realignment

Goodbye MECKA. Hello I-Meck.

That will be the case beginning in 2017 when the local 4A high school conference reverts to what it was prior to this four-year cycle. The N.C. High School Athletic Association’s conference realignment plan was finalized last week.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for April 27, 2016
    “A couple of my fellow public servants, especially Mayor Chuck Travis, are campaigning hard to increase our town’s tax rate. This is unnecessary.”— Cornelius Commissioner Dave Gilroy in his regular e-mail newsletter to town residents regarding upcoming budget talks. “No one is ‘pushing’ for a tax increase. All elected officials…

Final Thoughts

  • Finally more eyes join OM probe
    Years ago, when the list kept growing, there was sadness, anger and even desperation. As the number of known ocular melanoma cases in and around Huntersville expanded, so did the confusion and the questions: Why was this happening? What could be causing it? And, of course: Who is to blame?…
  • Talk of the Towns for April 27, 2016
    Can’t see the forest Talkers never cease to be amused when their TV news brethren report something they they have “learned,” but a story reported last week on WBTV took the education of a talking microphone stand to a whole new level. And by level, they mean not one on…
  • Where Is Luke for April 27, 2016
    Where Is Luke for April 27, 2016 This photo of Citizen mascot Luke being a little sassy with his handler 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. Last week’s photo of Luke goofing…

Image of the week

  • LNC visits D.C. The fifth grade class at Lake Norman charter School recently toured the nation’s capitol, and among the stops was a visit with the U.S. Senator from the school’s home town of Huntersville, Thom Tillis. Above, the students listen to a talk delivered by Tillis on the steps of the Capitol…