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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:43

Flipping for ocular melanoma support

(From left) Scot Slusarick, Brenda Frazier, Josh Shope and Summer Heath work the kitchen during the Huntersville Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast fundraiser last Saturday at Huntersville United Methodist Church. Proceeds will support patients and families in the Huntersville Ocular Melanoma (OM) Cancer Cluster group. Local OM patients, like 23-year-old Heath, require regular follow-up exams that are expensive and, in many cases, involve travel to meet with ophthalmology and oncology specialists familiar with the rare cancer. Heath is one of at least 12 individuals with residential or occupational ties to Huntersville diagnosed with OM in the last few years, a cancer that statistically impacts five to six people out of a million each year in the United States. (See story, Page 4).

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:02

Soup’s on!

Souper Bowl XIII brought out soup lovers of all ages for the annual tasting competition that supports the Davidson Housing Coalition’s HAMMERS program. John and Eleanor Young introduce 20-month-old Hattie Young to the wonders of soup. The event is held on the campus of Davidson College and this year featured soups from 10 Davidson-area restaurants and culinary purveyors.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 17:07

Hats off for the new rec center

Ceremonial hard hats rest atop equally ceremonial shovels in advance of last week’s groundbreaking for the long-awaited new Huntersville Recreation Center on Verhoeff Drive. Adjacent to Huntersville Athletic Park and CPCC’s Merancas Campus, and directly across Verhoeff from Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center, the facility has a 10-month construction schedule. When finished, the 23,577-square-foot, $7 million facility will feature indoor courts, meeting spaces and other amenities, and could open before the end of the year.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:49

Study Hall

Members of Lake Norman Charter’s Knightmare student section get in some last-minute reading — of the Citizen — prior to Friday night’s Big South Conference championship basketball game.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 12:12

C.A.R.E. for a bike?

Cornelius students Robert and Kira Anderson became the first two youths to earn new bikes through the new Earn-A-Bike Program offered at the Neighborhood C.A.R.E. Center’s GearUp Bike Shop. Robert and Kira completed the necessary mechanical and community service hours to earn the bike of their choice. The GearUp Bike Shop is open to any students ages 10-17 who want to learn mechanical skills to earn a bike for themselves or a family member. The GearUp Bike Shop is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. The Neighborhood C.A.R.E. Center is at 19711 Smith Circle. The C.A.R.E. center is a program of Grace Covenant Church. For more information, call 704-255-5500.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:53

... and at guard, No. 12 ...

Jack Gibbs! The Davidson College senior makes his way through a lineup of Wildcat teammates while being introduced at last Saturday’s home game against Rhode Island.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 17:14

He IS somebody!

Customers at the Subway restaurant in Davidson found themselves face-to-face with a local celebrity when Davidson College basketball coach Bob McKillop worked behind the counter during the lunch rush last Wednesday as part of the national Coaches vs. Cancer fund-raising effort. McKillop certainly felt like more than the humble cheese man, his assignment for his shift, when one customer approached the counter, saw him and, unable to recall why she recognized him, declared, “You are ... somebody!”

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:31

Mixed-use Bryton taking shape

The commercial aspects of the massive Bryton development at the southern edge of Huntersville are easy to see from N.C. 115, where Walmart is the major tenant and the two-story McDonald’s will soon be joined by Bojangles’ and a car wash, but the residential portion of the 450-acre mixed-use development, to the south of Commerce Station and its 430-foot Southwire extrusion tower landmark, is also taking shape. Apartments and duplexes — like these off Hambright Road — are rising in the interior of Bryton, where single-family home neighborhoods are also planned.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 17:24

A winning shot

Fans from Community School of Davidson celebrate and carry senior point guard Alex McMahan following last Friday’s 72-70 double-overtime win over rival Pine Lake Prep. McMahan hit a game-winning runner with three seconds left to secure the home win and series sweep. Joey Knox led CSD with 20 points, while Pine Lake’s Alex Cluff scored 29.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:04

‘Our flag was still there’

There were no rockets’ red glare or bombs bursting in air, but Old Glory was still waving on Saturday morning following a dark and (snow) stormy night on Lake Norman as the first significant blast of winter weather moved through the area.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 17:12

Home sweet (former) home

Since the founding of the Lake Norman Citizen in 2009, this building at 307 Gilead Road has been its home. The Citizen produced its last edition from this location Tuesday, next week coming to you from its new digs at 403 N. Old Statesville Road, the former home of Foster’s Frames. Citizen majority owner Irv Hager has sold the building to the Citizen’s next door neighbor, Burn Boot Camp, and the newspaper is moving into the building that was one of Hager’s childhood homes.