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Sheriff’s Office: Stanley father, manslaughter suspect out on bond

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer An eastern Lincoln County man charged in the deaths of his young daughter and nephew is no longer behind bars. Jordan Keely Arwood, 32, posted a $15,000 secured bond Thursday, shortly after his arrest that day for two counts of involuntary manslaughter, the Sheriff’s Office said.…

Blue Devils too much for West Lincoln

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By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor MAIDEN –– West Lincoln’s volleyball team gave Maiden all it could, but in the end getting past the Blue Devils was just too tall of a task. Maiden’s tall front line overpowered the Rebels on Thursday, knocking down a total of 21 kills as it…

Equal footing

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Wolves, Red Devils end in tie By RYAN HERMAN Sports Editor State-ranked Lincolnton and perennial boys soccer power Newton-Conover entered Wednesday’s conference match tied in the standings. They finished the same way. The third-ranked Wolves owned the first half while the Red Devils owned the second, then the two powers…

Byrd honored by NCHSAA

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LINCOLN TIMES-NEWS Former Lincolnton High football standout Dennis Byrd has been named one of the top 100 male athletes to remember by the N.C. High School Athletic Association, the organization announced on Wednesday as it celebrates its centennial. Byrd, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 63, went…

Calendar — 9/20/13

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Upcoming games Note: Junior varsity start time for volleyball is typically 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. for boys soccer (5:15 p.m. for N. Piedmont 3A/4A soccer matches). Varsity contests will follow JVs, unless otherwise noted. Today Volleyball Carolina Christian at Lincoln Charter Boys soccer Carolina Christian at Lincoln Charter Saturday,…

Arwood charged with involuntary manslaughter

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A father who lost his daughter and nephew in a construction accident on his property in April has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said. Jordan Keely Arwood, 32, was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center Thursday…

Program focuses on future growth

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Lincoln County residents will have the chance to offer their input on the community’s future growth during a series of workshops on Monday. Part of the CONNECT Our Future initiative, three interactive sessions are planned throughout the day to allow participants to share their thoughts on…

Lincolnton couple pursues passion for art

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton couple Jonathan and Ginger Weathers each have their own creative talents and business ventures and look forward to showcasing their crafty creations with the community at one of the many booths that will be on display Saturday at Lincoln County’s 41st Apple Festival. Not only…

Flowers earns ‘Master Municipal Clerk’ certification

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Donna Flowers, longtime clerk for the city of Lincolnton, recently achieved a new level of certification after completing years of training. Flowers, who has been employed with the city since 1986, has earned the designation of “Master Municipal Clerk (MMC),” awarded by the International Institute of…

Hopper named Red Cross Chapter Executive

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Newly-assigned Community Chapter Executive for the unit of the American Red Cross spanning Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland Counties, Daughtry Hopper considers the nonprofit organization her “home.” The Durham native and Bessemer City resident said she could not be happier to return to the agency she left…

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