• Revitalized mill receives ‘Great’ honor

    Revitalized mill receives ‘Great’ honor

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) has recognized the Merino Mill in Mooresville with a “Great Transformation” award as part of its 2017 Great Places in North Carolina awards program. Purchased by Michal Bay in 2010, the former Burlington Mill had stood empty for Read More
  • ‘Box’ed in and fitter than ever

    ‘Box’ed in and fitter than ever

    CORNELIUS, N.C. — A little more than three years ago, the Citizen featured a Cornelius couple who had taken on the challenge of renovating and repurposing space in Old Town Cornelius to open what would become “CrossFit Cornelius.” Co-owner Kristin Ratnofsky said at the time, “I love Old Cornelius and Read More
  • HFD Station 4 next step in expanding services

    HFD Station 4 next step in expanding services

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — The one-time purchase of basic necessities related to the anticipated opening of a new fire station and a 3.5 percent pay increase for staff members account for the bulk of a $988,000 funding increase first-year Huntersville Fire Department Chief Jim Dotoli is seeking for his department in Read More
  • Given his shot, Maye hits a big one

    Given his shot, Maye hits a big one

    Luke Maye, Tar Heel legend. Read More
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 22:28

The shot seen around the world

Initially, Luke Maye was recruited to North Carolina as a walk-on, but the former Hough High star received a basketball scholarship before arriving on campus in 2015.

That’s what prompted coach Roy Williams’ comment to CBS’s Tracy Wolfson after Maye’s game-winning shot Sunday put the Tar Heels in the Final Four.

Saturday, 25 March 2017 14:11

Hough to play in national event

The Hough High baseball team will be in elite company this week.

Feature Columns

  • Horse's Mouth for March 29, 2017
    “Most fun I’ve had watching a game, for sure.” — Cole Maye on watching his brother, Luke, make the game-winning shot against Kentucky to put the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in the Final Four while in his dorm room at the University of Florida. Cole is a freshman…

Final Thoughts

  • Brennan has kept focus on OM probe
    It isn’t about anger anymore, it’s about answers. For several years, local individuals and families devastated by ocular melanoma diagnoses screamed for attention, shouted that something was wrong and demanded that someone, anyone, look for clues to explain why an extremely rare cancer that statistically strikes five to six people…
  • Talk of the Towns for March 29, 2017
    Equal time In case you somehow missed it, this week’s cover was our annual April Fool’s edition page, and it was all fake news. But a phone call Talkers received last week reminded them that often truth can be stranger than fiction. If they hadn’t consulted their calendar to see…
  • Where Is Luke? for March 29, 2017
    Where Is Luke? for March 29, 2017 Okay, allow us one more bit of April Fool’s fun ... This is Luke, alright, but not our furry, four-legged Citizen mascot Luke. In case you’re the only person on the planet who hasn’t heard of him by now, this is Huntersville’s own Luke Maye in his now famous performance…

Image of the week

  • Honoring a local legend This plaque at the new athletic fields complex behind Cornelius Elementary School was unveiled during last Saturday’s dedication of the reclaimed facility as James Hoyt Wilhelm Park. Wilhelm was a north Mecklenburg native who played high school baseball at Cornelius High School, where Cornelius Elementary School now stands, and played…