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Arwood out on bail

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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…

One-mile stretch of NC-27 to close

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   A portion of N.C. 27 in Boger City will be closed starting today as North Carolina Department of Transportation crews work to widen the roadway. The construction will impact a one-mile stretch of the state highway and is expected to take about a month, weather…

New gas station coming to Lincolnton

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   Construction is currently underway on a new express mart in Lincolnton. Murphy Oil Corporation received approval last summer for a conditional-use permit to construct a store on the west side of North Generals Boulevard, near Zippers Restaurant and about 900 feet south of the…

Deadline for flood loans approaches

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The deadline is fast approaching for those Lincoln County residents who experienced physical-property damage during recent flooding to apply for disaster assistance. Applications for the low-interest loans are due Oct. 7 to the U.S. Small Business Administration, which gave Lincoln and surrounding counties a…

Obituaries — 9-23-13

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William ‘Bill’ Silis Kirkpatrick Mr. William “Bill” Silis Kirkpatrick, age 66, of 110 Turner Street in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Cardinal Healthcare. His funeral service will be 2 p.m. today in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ricky Brown officiating. Burial will follow in High…

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,…