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Tuesday, 07 April 2015 17:14

Holy hunger battle Batman!

The Dark Knight caped crusader himself made an appearance during the Lotta Foundation's party for students of an area elementary school and their families. The charitable organization provided a good time for kids and adults, as well as plenty of food to help families whose children receive free- or reduced-priced lunches at school stay fed through the spring break week.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 17:20

Spring afire

The start of spring brings about a burst of color as trees awaken from their winter slumber set against the backdrop of green foliage. This particular scene is located adjacent to the parking lot behind the Citizen's office.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:58

Shot across the bow

Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Caleb Guest from Mooresville fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a replenishment-at-sea. Fitzgerald is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:00

Is it here yet?

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 16:08

A cheerful season

Davidson College's men's basketball team has given the student body plenty to cheer about this year, last week wrapping up the regular season Atlantic 10 Conference championship and earning a double-bye in this weekend's conference tournament. Read more of Justin Parker's coverage in sports.

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:44

It's all downhill

Last week's snowfall in the Lake Norman area provided some rare wintertime recreational opportunities for the young and young-at-heart. Kendall Heath of Huntersville captured this image of Vermillion residents sledding in an undeveloped area of the neighborhood.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 06:31

Freakin' Groundhog!

This isn't news to high school baseball teams still waiting for a chance to practice outside, or basketball teams in the second week of "wait-and-see" mode as weather wreaks havoc on playoff schedules, but winter has arrived and made itself right at home here in the Piedmont. Record lows have been just part of the story and icy scenes like this — usually a steady stream bouncing down the rocks near the War Memorial Building in Mooresville — have replaced traditional signs of an approaching spring.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 06:52

A she in wolf's clothing

A trendy fashion statement about protecting endangered animals made a timely, seasonal appearance last week in north Mecklenburg. As the early blasts of the recent reminder that it's still winter arrived, Davidson College senior Ellie Diamant was spotted on campus in this red wolf-like (ears and all) 100 percent faux fur wrap from Spirithoods.com. Diamant, like the Spirithoods company, is from Los Angeles and said the clothing line, with similar replicas honoring snow leopards, polar bears, pandas and other endangered species, contributes 10 percent of its net profits to animal conservation efforts.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 15:21

Beaming with pride

The final piece of steel was raised into place at Davidson College's Vance Athletic Center during a ceremony Saturday. The $15 million center adjoins the Baker Sports Complex and will feature new practice courts for the Wildcat basketball and volleyball teams, a new athletic club meeting area, an expanded Nisbit Hall of Fame, administrative offices, team rooms, internal and external ticket offices, dance studios and an easily accessible main entrance for game days.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 16:57

A curious visitor

As the Citizen's Lee Sullivan was passing by a fenced-in field at Hinds' Feet Farm in Huntersville, he was greeted by Martin the mule. Martin is named after one of the brain injury treatment facility's founders, Martin Foil. Hinds' Feet Farm is on Black Farms Road, offering equine therapy, day programs and residences for those battling with brain injury.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 18:27

A Titan Legg-acy

Hopewell High honored the No. 24 basketball jersey of Meredith Legg Stapleton Jan. 23 during the Titans' games with rival Hough. A 2005 graduate of Hopewell, Legg scored 1,250 points in her high school career, before becoming the all-time leading scorer and a Hall of Famer at USC-Aiken. She passed away last February after a lengthy bout with cancer. She was 26. Pictured are (from left) Hopewell Principal John Gisiano, Hopewell athletic director Jamie Billings and Legg's parents, Robin and Basil.