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Saturday Aug 30 | WBTV

3 more unsealed search warrants sharpen focus on apartment where Maggie Daniels killed

Search warrants unsealed on Friday sharpened the focus on the apartment where popular Newton-Conover high school counselor Margaret "Maggie" Daniels was killed on June 28. The mother of Daniels' boyfriend and others found Daniels lying face down on her bedroom floor in front of the door and to the left of her bed, the warrants said.

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Related Topix: Newton, NC

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Lincoln Times-News

Fugitive nabbed in Denver

ANNIE BLACKBURN Staff Writer A Denver man wanted in California and Florida was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals with assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Denver, NC, Lincoln County, NC

Thu Aug 28, 2014

WLOS

DA seeks death penalty in school counselor's death

The Catawba County district attorney has filed a motion seeking the death penalty in the case of a man accused in the death of a high school counselor.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Newton, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Judge to unseal warrants in Maggie Daniels' murder

Judge to unseal warrants in Maggie Daniels' murder Judge to unseal warrants in Maggie Daniels' murder Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/08/28/judge-to-unseal-warrants-in-maggie-daniels-murder/14726841/ The man accused of killing popular Newton school guidance counselor was formally indicted last Monday by a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Newton, NC

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Lincoln Times-News

West Lincoln Area Council wants changes to county UDO

The West Lincoln Area Council, a group of western Lincoln County business owners and residents, is partnering with county planning officials to develop a comprehensive vision for the western end of the county.

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Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC, Vale, NC, Gaston County, NC

Lincoln Times-News

Arrests made in Maiden school thefts

Maiden police officers have recovered several iPads that were stolen from Maiden Elementary school on Aug. 21. Three teens broke into the Media Center of the school during the overnight hours and stole an undisclosed number of Apple iPads that belonged to the school and were in the process of being set up for the new school year, officers said.

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Related Topix: Maiden, NC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

2 sentenced in Catawba County meth case

Joyce Brown Crouse, 38, of Hickory, was sentenced to between 44 and 65 months in prison after being convicted, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WBTV

NC Ag requests sexual misconduct lawsuit against Jay Gaither be dismissed

North Carolina's Attorney General has filed a motion to have a sexual harassment lawsuit against Catawba County District Attorney Jay Gaither thrown out.

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Related Topix: Cellphones

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WLOS

NC Patrol works to unravel hit-and-run

The Highway Patrol is trying to unravel a highway hit-and-run which claimed the life of a man in Catawba County.

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Related Topix: Buncombe County, NC

WSOCTV

Man accused of killing Newton teacher indicted for murder, sex assault

A grand jury has indicted Sharman Odom on first-degree murder, first-degree sexual offense and first-degree kidnapping in the Maggie Daniels case.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Odom, accused in Daniels' murder, indicted

District Attorney James Gaither announced Monday that accused murderer Sharman Odom has been indicted in the death of a 31-year-old counselor from Newton, Maggie Daniels.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

WSOCTV

Troopers: 1 killed in Catawba Co. hit-and-run

North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers were actively searching for the vehicle which struck and killed a person on Highway 321 in Catawba County early Monday morning.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Lincoln officials: Man's body found in Lake Norman

The Sheriff's Office said the body of an adult male was discovered shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday in the lake, off Dick Wilson Road.

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Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC, Lincolnton, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WBTV

Vandals wreak havoc in Hickory

Larry Bumgarner is one of almost two dozen victims of vandals in the city of Hickory over the past few days.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

News Observer

NC counties roll out new WIC computer system

Counties using the state's new computer system to administer the federal nutrition program for women and children say so far they've experienced only a few hiccups – a welcome change from the last software change mandated by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Related Topix: Wake County, NC, Johnston County, NC, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition

Lincoln Times-News

Group asks city to oppose county office move

The Citizens for Smart Spending, along with several downtown merchants and residents urged City Council members Thursday night to endorse their efforts to keep county offices within city limits.

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Related Topix: Lincolnton, NC, Lincoln County, NC, Newton, NC

WSOCTV

Troopers investigating deadly overnight crash in Catawba Co.

North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers were investigating a deadly overnight crash in Catawba County near the Lincoln County line.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

WBTV

Police: Man arrested after bank robbery, multi-county chase

A man was arrested in Catawba County Thursday after police say he robbed a Burke County bank then led authorities on a multi-county chase.

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The Charlotte Observer

Man sentenced on weapons, drug convictions

A 23-year-old Catawba County man was sentenced to prison after he was convicted of weapons and drug offenses.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Connelly Springs, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Newton awarded electric vehicle charging station

In partnership with Catawba County, Newton will locate the station at the Newton branch of the Catawba County Public Library, 115 W. C St. ElectriCities was awarded a $59,892 grant to help pay for the stations through the North Carolina Solar Center Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project .

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