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Thursday | 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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Related Topix: Newton, NC

Tue Aug 05, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Warrant: 'Selfie' may have implicated man in teacher's death

Police have revealed how a popular Catawba County teacher died, hours after her accused killer appeared in court for the first time.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Who said this would be easy for Republicans?

Lawmaking ain't easy, even with strong Republican majorities in the House and Senate and a Republican in the Executive Mansion.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Mocksville, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Man accused of killing Maggie Daniels to appear in court today

Man accused of killing Maggie Daniels to appear in court today Man accused of killing Maggie Daniels to appear in court today Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/08/04/man-accused-of-killing-maggie-daniels-to-appear-in-court-today/13562945/ NEWTON, N.C. -- The man accused of killing a Newton high school ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Newton, NC, Winston-Salem, NC

Fri Aug 01, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Public's help needed in finding drug suspect

Catawba County sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's help in finding a man suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine in his home.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Maiden, NC

Lincoln Times-News

Police round up drug suspects

The Lincolnton Police Department took to the streets bright and early on Wednesday for Operation Summertime Sweep, a round up of alleged drug offenders.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Lincolnton, NC, High Point, NC, Lincoln County, NC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

16 wanted, 23 arrested in Lincolnton's 'Summertime Sweep'

The Lincolnton Police Department conducted a drug roundup Wednesday, netting 152 felony narcotics charges and 23 arrests; police say 16 more remain wanted.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Lincolnton, NC, Lincoln County, NC, Gaston County, NC

WBTV

Teen pleads guilty to breaking into homes, stealing women's underwear

A Catawba County teen pleaded guilty in superior court on Wednesday after he was arrested in 2013 for breaking into homes and stealing women's underwear.

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