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Thieves use sledgehammer to break into store

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in involving masked intruders, who used a sledgehammer to access a city store on Friday. According to an agency report, thieves broke into the Dollar General, located at 3701 Gastonia Highway in Lincolnton, around 2:45 a.m. When…

Rebels’ practice makes perfect

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Relay for Life set for Sunday

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   As Relay for Life Lincolnton prepares to celebrate 20 years in the county in 2014, committee members are encouraging community to gather at a special event kickoff Sunday at Lincolnton High School. Not only are all current survivors and teams asked to attend but also…

Boyles named Chamber of Commerce chair

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  LTN Staff Reports   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce announced its new chair of the board last week. David Boyles of Carolina Furniture Mart will serve in the role beginning in January of 2014. He is currently the 2013 chair-elect, and he serves as vice chair of Public…

Vesuvius to host Lincoln County Community Foundation event

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincoln County Community Foundation will soon host an event celebrating its history of inspiring local philanthropy, with tickets on sale now. Scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station, the event is designed to help build awareness…

Men get years for drug crimes

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Two Lincoln County men will spend the next few years in a state prison facility after being found guilty of illegal drug activity this month in separate cases. Adrian Bernard McLean, 27, of Old Plank Road in Stanley, stood trial Monday and Tuesday for…

41st Apple Festival a hit, despite weather

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Thousands of people braved a light rain to pack the streets of Lincolnton for the 41st Apple Festival on Saturday.…

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…