• The judges have spoken ... here are the winners!

    The judges have spoken ... here are the winners!

    Following weeks of compiling and sifting through dozens upon dozens of thoughtful (and sometimes amusing) nominations from the Lake Norman community, as has been our practice every year, the Citizen’s esteemed panel of judges sequestered themselves recently in a stuffy room for the grueling work ahead, refusing any sustenance and Read More
  • Protest doesn’t rain on retiring DPD chief’s parade

    Protest doesn’t rain on retiring DPD chief’s parade

    DAVIDSON, N.C. — Rain didn’t stop plans for a “march for ethics” last Tuesday in Davidson, and as the Davidson Town Board meeting began, chants of “Save the woods, Mayor Woods” and “A park is not a parking lot” provided a sound track. A crowd of dozens gathered on the front Read More
  • Serepca wins 2nd straight Gatorade N.C. award

    Serepca wins 2nd straight Gatorade N.C. award

    Ashlynn Serepca’s path to soccer success, and ultimately a second straight Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year honor, was not direct this spring. Read More
  • Robertson's big year continues with the Orioles

    Robertson's big year continues with the Orioles

    Will Robertson will tell you that dreams do, in fact, come true. Read More
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Sports
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 14:46

Ober turning pro this time around

At 6-foot-9, Bailey Ober has, for a long time now, been an imposing figure on the mound.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 19:57

Greeson the latest Titan coach to resign

After eight years, Chet Greeson has coached his last baseball game at Hopewell High.

Greeson notified the Titan players and their parents of the move on June 6.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for June 21, 2017
    “I had the belief in myself that I could be a good player. I don’t know that I foresaw everything that happened this year, but I knew that I could contribute to the team.” — Davidson College left fielder Will Robertson on the struggles he experienced prior to his breakout senior…
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Final Thoughts

  • Celebrate, not hate all our differences
    A few months ago, I stood on the steps leading up to the sanctuary entrance at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. There was a small collection of colorful bouquets placed in front of the bright, stonewashed wall near the archway beneath the stairs, a lone but stark reminder…
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  • Talk of the Towns for June 21, 2017
    An artful correction Although it rarely happens, Talkers are not afraid to admit when they’re wrong. It happened in last week’s edition, when the omission of a single word in the first sentence of a story caused no small amount of heartburn for the ubiquitous Cornelius PARC Director Troy Fitzsimmons.…
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  • Where Is Luke? for June 21, 2017
    Where Is Luke? for June 21, 2017 Here’s one from the archives while Citizen mascot Luke is enjoying an early summer vacation. This picture (right) 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. Luke enjoying a little time…
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Image of the week

  • Happy trails, Chief Miller Prior to the Davidson Town Board of Commissioners’ June 13 meeting, the town held a reception for retiring police chief Jeanne Miller, whose 11-plus years at the helm of the Davidson Police Department caps a 44-year law enforcement career. For more on Miller’s retirement, see story on Page 4.