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United Way to celebrate successes at annual meeting

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   The United Way of Lincoln County will take a look back at its humble roots when it celebrates another year of success at its upcoming annual meeting. The organization will host the event from 6-8 p.m. on May 7 at Vesuvius Vineyards in…

Earth Day program set for Saturday

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    ADAM LAWSON Staff Writer   For the second consecutive year, Lincolnton will host an Earth Day celebration to inspire awareness and appreciation of the environment. This year’s celebration will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday at 401 N. Generals Boulevard. The event is free and will include…

Man whose daughter, nephew died in construction accident indicted for drugs

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      Staff report   A Stanley man whose daughter and nephew were buried alive in a 2013 construction accident has been indicted for multiple felony drug offenses. The indictment handed down on April 6 against Jordan Keely Arwood, 32, of 5858 Cedarbrook Court, was the result of an…

Country star will play Denver fireworks show

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   Nashville recording artist Lorrie Morgan will grace the stage on June 27 as the headliner for the Denver Area Business Association’s annual Independence Fireworks Show. The event, entering its 15th year, has progressively grown with each passing year. “When the event started, it…

Lincolnton Middle hosts ‘Athletes For Academics’

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   Lincolnton Middle School principal Dana Ayers was searching for a way to reach her students to promote the importance of education. She knew that she had to get their attention in order to reach them. With the focus on athletics being so strong…

Lincolnton drama club to perform ‘Godspell’

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    PHIL PERRY Staff Writer   According to Lincolnton High School drama club and choir teacher Shane Stephens, finding the right material for the talent is a big part of putting on a successful production. “I have a very diverse group of students and I was looking for something…

Deputies: Felon tried to sell guns

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      Staff report   A Lincoln County felon and his wife have been arrested on weapons charges following an investigation by Lincoln County and Randolph County deputies. Lincoln County detectives contacted a Randolph County Sheriff’s detective about a man in Lincoln County who was allegedly attempting to sell…

Deputies charge man with stealing guns

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    Staff report   A Lincolnton man has been charged with stealing guns from an Iron Station residence. Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Jeremy Neal McDougal, 25, of 2840 Wheatfield Court, was helping another man make repairs at a residence in the 200 block of Old Barn Road…

Criminal Charges — 4-15-15

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  The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: Ashley Elizabeth Rhoades, 27, of 516 Grier St. in Lincolnton was charged Apr. 10 with one count of communicating threats. Timothy Chance Cody, 32, of 2185 Joe Scronce Ln. in Lincolnton was charged Apr. 10 with one count each of…

Rotary auction set for this weekend

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    Staff report   For the 22nd year in a row, the annual Lincoln County Rotary Auction for Education, sponsored by the Lincoln Country Club, will be held this weekend in Lincolnton. Historically, the Rotary Clubs from Lincoln County have held the auction to fund low-interest student loans for…