• Unbeaten Vikings blank Mooresville

    Unbeaten Vikings blank Mooresville

    In the postgame huddle following his team’s 21-0 win over Mooresville in Friday night’s I-Meck opener, North Meck head coach Eric Morman proposed a question to the players — “Isn’t it fun to play like that?” Read More
  • Meet Lake Norman Charter School’s Teacher of the Year

    Meet Lake Norman Charter School’s Teacher of the Year

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Melissa Smith has been a teacher for 13 years, eight of those at Lake Norman Charter School, where she was recently named “Teacher of the Year” for the 2016-17 academic year. Read More
  • New clubhouse restaurant ‘dressed to the nines’

    New clubhouse restaurant ‘dressed to the nines’

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- A top-flight dining experience is now just a chip shot away from both the first tee and final green at Mooresville’s rejuvenated public golf course. Read More
  • Watch for thieves going 'wee wee wee'

    Watch for thieves going 'wee wee wee'

    CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Unusual crimes call for unusual rhymes, as evidenced by this message distributed Tuesday by the Cornelius Police Department and the Cornelius Department of Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture: Read More
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Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:56

Nagy, Hough cruise by Hopewell

Jarrett Nagy is naturally a hard runner, but the Hough High running back admits he has an extra source of motivation this season, too.

Friday, 22 September 2017 12:56

League play begins Friday

It’s time for some conference football, and things are a bit different locally in the first year after the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s realignment. 

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for Sept. 20, 2017
    “The biggest thing I’m enjoying from it is the guys are reaping the rewards for the work they put in in the offseason. We’ve just got to keep it going.”— North Meck High football coach Eric Morman on his team’s 4-0 start.
  • Readers share their views about hotel project piece
    A Talk of the Towns (TOT) item (“Protest propaganda”) in last week’s Citizen about a Davidson group’s opposition to a proposed hotel attracted plenty of response. On the newspaper’s website and Facebook page, and through direct correspondence to the Citizen, readers eagerly shared their reactions to the TOT, which expressed…

Final Thoughts

  • Talk of the Towns for Sept. 20, 2017
    Whistling in the windAfter a few relatively quiet years, residents of the East Coast and Gulf Coast were recently reminded of the powerful punch Atlantic hurricanes can deliver. The one-two combo delivered by Harvey and Irma left little doubt about the potential for damage the right (or wrong) mixture of…
  • Where Is Luke? for Sept. 20, 2017
    Where Is Luke? for Sept. 20, 2017 This picture of Citizen mascot Luke was taken somewhere in the Lake Norman area that all dogs know and love. 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. Last week’s picture of Luke relaxing by the fountain near the…

Image of the week

  • Big boost for Young Elites organization The local Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, held Saturday at Blythe Landing, not only provided a sizable contribution for the community’s Young Elites (YE) organization, but also featured a visit from a Charlotte Hornets big man. Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky (do we really need to tell you which one he…