• Vikings make plays late, beat Lions

    After scoring twice in a 23-second stretch of the first quarter, the North Meck Vikings appeared well on their way to blowing out MECKA 4A Conference foe West Charlotte Thursday, in a game played a day early in anticipation of inclement weather. Read More
  • ‘Suite’ new set-up at Birkdale Village

    New Birkdale Office Suites offer high-end workplace options for the Lake Norman area. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- For more than a decade, Birkdale Village in Huntersville has been a great go-to spot for folks with time on their hands and money in their wallets. Catch a movie, shop for clothes, grab a Read More
  • Finding support while looking for a cure for OM

    Nearly 450 runners raise nearly $50,000 in first Lookin’ For A Cure 5K. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Nearly 450 runners and walkers, including family members, friends, neighbors and a multitude of compassionate strangers — along with medical experts and researchers from Philadelphia, Duke University and the University of North Carolina — ignored the dismal Read More
  • A mother’s quest ... to keep being mom to Finley

    Ashley Jones draws strength from daughter in breast cancer fight. CORNELIUS, N.C. -- As Ashley Jones speaks, a persistent drizzle falls outside. Given the story she’s telling, it seems appropriate. Perhaps the only more-fitting setting would be if the rain were actually falling on her bald head and running down her Read More
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Friday, 02 October 2015 23:05

Lead slips away from LNC

Before Friday night’s home game with East Gaston, Lake Norman Charter coach Mark Steele told his players to have fun.

It’s not very often that you get to play a football game in the middle of a torrential rain, and he recalled one such game from his senior year of high school.

Thursday, 01 October 2015 16:03

LNC has 1-2 punch with Howlett, Evely

The first two miles of a race, Lake Norman Charter sophomores Izzy Evely and Mariah Howlett work together. The last mile, it’s every runner for herself. And that seems to be a formula for success, both on the individual and team levels.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for September 30, 2015
    “I was in shock. I just couldn’t believe it. I thought, ‘Why is this happening to me? I’m 35. I have a baby. I’m doing everything (to raise her) on my own. Things are hard enough already.’”— Cornelius resident and breast cancer patient Ashley Jones on the sequence of events…

Final Thoughts

  • A unnoticed mist on a drizzly day
    A unnoticed mist on a drizzly day Standing in the drizzle, listening as someone at Saturday’s Lookin’ For A Cure 5K recalled Kenan Colbert Koll’s brave battle against ocular melanoma, Kenny Colbert, just briefly, let go. For most of the morning, watching hundreds of community residents brave nasty conditions to show up for the benefit run, Kenny…
  • Talk of the Towns for September 30, 2015
    Over the moon Watching 22-year-old professional golfer Jordan Speith put an $11 million exclamation on a fairytale PGA Tour season over the weekend wasn’t the highest drama on television sets across America. No, Talkers observed, that distinction was reserved for a commercial. A very long commercial. For a watch. The…
  • Where Is This? for Sept. 30, 2015
    Where Is This? for Sept. 30, 2015 This photo was taken somewhere in the very soggy 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.

Image of the week

  • Lookin’ for support Sue Colbert reads a statement about her daughter, Kenan Colbert Koll, and her eventually fatal battle with ocular melanoma prior to the start of last Saturday’s Lookin’ For A Cure 5K, which drew nearly 450 participants raising nearly $50,000 in the inaugural event at The Park Huntersville. Holding the microphone…