• New pizza joint and bar brings new vibe to LKN

    Much like the infamous number, music and food are (almost) endless at The Vinyl Pi. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- In starting a conversation about a new business whose concept is none too simple to describe (nor are the personalities behind the new venture), it’s probably necessary to toss out a few definitions Read More
  • ‘Private sector is the way to go’

    Experts laud P3 approach to I-77 widening. Cite LBJ Express as example. LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- For Cintra Infraestructures, S.A., the N.C. Department of Transportation’s choice as lead contractor for the widening of a 26-mile stretch of I-77 from Exit 11 in Charlotte to Exit 36 in Mooresville, the upwards of Read More
  • Coal ash is becoming a useful development tool

    LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Outside of the ongoing intrigue in the Ukraine, Patrick Cannon’s interpretation of political ethics and the epic failure of instant replay review as an improvement to Major League Baseball, coal ash may be the hottest hot-button issue going. So what do you know about it? Certainly you Read More
  • Be a Scot for the weekend

      Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Game begin Saturday at Rural Hill. Soaked in a tartan-clad tradition of athletic competition and music-backed majesty, the 21st annual Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Games will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, at the centuries-old, 265-acre farm off Neck Road Read More
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:18

Creel trying to measure up

Lake Norman Charter pitcher has drawn the look of a few pro scouts.

Thursday, 10 April 2014 20:25

Briggs hits a recruiting curveball

Davidson Day senior signed with Temple — but then the Owls dropped baseball.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for April 16, 2014
    “The federal government is cash strapped, and the states are the ones being innovative. Moving these kinds of projects into the private sector is the way to go.”— Emily Goff of the Heritage Foundation, one of the nation’s most influential conservative think tanks. “The private sector is not going to…
  • Letters to the Editor for February 26, 2014
    Thanks for trees at Exit 25 This is overdue but I want to thank the people responsible for taking down the diseased tulip poplars that were all around Exit 25 and also near the North County Regional Library and replacing them with new trees!  The old spooky trees will not…

Final Thoughts

  • Talk of the Towns for April 16, 2014
    Bedeviling decision In the coming weeks, Huntersville officials are going to have to make a big decision. And Talkers know that decision will be affected by a few ghosts from the past. With a $3.6 million federal grant deadline bearing down on them, they will have to choose between a…
  • Where Is This? for April 16, 2014
    Where Is This? for April 16, 2014 This photo was taken somewhere in the Lake Norman area. Do you know where? If you do, don’t attempt to post it here but rather let us know by e-mailing the Citizen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Last week, Jerry Little, Dave Garbrick, Rod Hager, Andy White, Kate Stutheit, Clint Ballard, Mark Ippolito,…

Image of the week

  • New books for schools? CHEC! The Community of Huntersville Education Collaborative (CHEC), in partnership with Barnes & Noble and with support from throughout north Mecklenburg, recently collected nearly 1,500 books to distribute to area schools and libraries. CHEC Chairperson Carrie Kester (right) along with J.M. Alexander PTA President Christy Cowan and CHEC board members (from…