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Tuesday Apr 15 | WCNC-TV Charlotte

Trooper shortage hurting NCHP response times

In Catawba County, Sgt. Everette Reid gets into his car and hits the road, but the ranks around him are thin.

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Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Granite Falls man sentenced to life for murder

A Granite Falls man was convicted Monday in Catawba County of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole for his role in the death of a Newton woman in 2013.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Granite Falls, NC, Newton, NC

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

GKN Driveline to Create 228 Jobs in Catawba County

Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that GKN Driveline will expand its Catawba County manufacturing facility.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Washington Examiner

Auto parts maker to add 200+ jobs at NC factory

A British-based company that manufactures parts for automakers plans to expand a North Carolina factory by nearly 230 jobs over five years.

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Business Journal

New life for stalled Catawba County development?

Morrow Development Group and the Simonini Group are eyeing a property in Sherrills Ford that was once expected to become a 206-acre mix of residential, commercial and office buildings, the Hickory Daily Record reports.

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Related Topix: Sherrills Ford, NC, Hickory, NC

Mon Apr 07, 2014

WSOCTV

Catawba Co. man gets life sentence for murder

A Catawba County man will spend the rest of his life in prison after he pleaded guilty to breaking into his ex-girlfriend's house, kidnapping and killing her in August 2013.

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Lincoln Times-News

Maiden Police: Morganton sex offender accessed Catawba Co. school property three times

Maiden Police have arrested a Burke County sex offender accused of accessing a school property on three separate occasions throughout March and April.

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Related Topix: Maiden, NC, Morganton, NC, Burke County, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Police: Sex offender visited middle school 3 times

Police in Maiden have arrested a registered sex offender who's accused of being on the property of a middle school three times.

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Related Topix: Maiden, NC

Sat Apr 05, 2014

WBTV

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Catawba County Services is offering free sessions for training in Youth Mental First Aid for parents and teachers on April 7th and May 17th.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Lincoln Times-News

Sheriff's Office: Lincoln narcs, Catawba Co. K-9 bust Charlotte man for drugs, stolen guns

A Charlotte man was arrested Thursday night after narcotics investigators located more than 200 grams of marijuana and a stolen shotgun inside a Lincoln County residence, deputies said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Springfield (Charlotte, NC), Charlotte, NC, Lincoln County, NC

WLOS

Correction: Charter School Closing story

In a story April 3 about the closing of StudentFirst Academy Charter School in Charlotte, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the charter authorizing the school's operation was revoked by North Carolina's State Board of Education.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

Lincoln Times-News

Zoning issues coming before county commissioners

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners and Planning Board will hold public hearings on Monday to consider several rezoning and permit requests.

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Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Lincoln Times-News

Sheriff's Office: DWI suspect dragged deputy with vehicle, charged with 3 felonies

A Catawba County man intoxicated by alcohol used his vehicle to drag a Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy several feet down an area roadway after refusing to comply with officers during a traffic stop Wednesday night, the Sheriff's Office said.

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Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC, Denver, NC

Burlington Times News

Students scrambled by charter's quick closing

Money and management problems are forcing the closing of a North Carolina charter school, pushing almost 300 students into new classrooms a month before the end of the academic year.

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WSOCTV

Police: Man with Blow Pop in pocket tried to lure girl into car

Police arrested a man after a girl said he tried to kidnap her, according to Newton Police Department.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Lincoln Times-News

Sheriff's Office: Three arrested in traffic stop, officers seize meth, needles, fake IDs

Deputies said they arrested two Catawba County residents and one Caldwell County man Sunday morning after locating a knife, hypodermic needles, counterfeit identification documents and methamphetamine inside the suspects' vehicle during a traffic stop on N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton.

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Related Topix: Caldwell County, NC, Drugs

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Lenoir News-Topic

Caldwell County Republican candidates voice platforms

Caldwell County Republican candidates gathered Tuesday night at Caldwell County to discuss the upcoming May primary, which is all but certain to decide the races for sheriff, district attorney and county board of commissioners because no Democrats filed.

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Related Topix: Caldwell County, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

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