Catawba County Newswire

Catawba County Newswire

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  1. McCrory gets it right with vetoRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Robesonian

    ... team to flip-flop on such a closely watched vote. Another interesting wrinkle came from a business owner in Catawba County. Equality NC reports that John Pope, the CEO of Cargo Transports that employs 750 people, said in a letter to McCrory that he ...

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  2. Catawba deputies credit neighbors for drug arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WBTV

    A Conover drug arrest was a result of multiple complaints from his neighbors, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office. During the search of his home on Rifle Range Road, deputies reportedly seized five grams of crack cocaine, two grams of marijuana, and various assorted drug paraphernalia, as well as 5 quarts of non-taxed paid alcohol.

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  3. Officials: Brothers shot after damaging neighbor's car in Catawba Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WBTV

    Two brothers were shot in Catawba County after taking a hammer to a neighbor's car Wednesday evening, deputies say. The incident, which officials are calling an "ongoing dispute," happened in the Bandys Crossroads area in Claremont around 8 p.m. The brothers, whose names have not been released, were allegedly using a hammer to damage the neighbor's car.

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  4. NC Gov. McCrory signs bill into law sought by parentsRead the original story

    Wednesday | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    ... disabilities. The parents lobbied following allegations their adult son was sexually abused by a Catawba County group home worker, and other workers may have known about it. The measure increases the severity of the misdemeanor against someone found ...

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  5. Catawba Co. man gets decades in prison for child sex offense chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WBTV

    A Catawba County man will spend at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sexual offenses with a child. Robert Lee Downs, 32 of Claremont, is accused of engaging in numerous sexual acts over a three-year period with the girl between the ages of 10 and 13. Her identity is not being released.

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  6. After leaving her country home, Steph Stewart returned to build a band of BoyfriendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Independent Weekly

    Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends Saturday, May 30, 8 p.m., $10$12 Cat's Cradle Back Room, 300 E. Main St., Carrboro 919-967-9053, www.catscradle.com She'd been born and raised in the rolling foothills of rural Catawba County, in a region celebrated for its bluegrass and old-time music. But growing up there is different from appreciating its native art from afar, she says, and she didn't want to stick around, let alone go home again.

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  7. Traffic check point leads to big meth bust in small townRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | WBTV

    A traffic checkpoint Friday night in the town of Long View in Catawba County was just designed to turn up drunk drivers and other traffic violations. Instead, it turned into the biggest methamphetamine bust that undercover officers there can remember.

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    Tuesday May 26 | WBTV

    ... disabilities. The parents lobbied following allegations their adult son was sexually abused by a Catawba County group home worker, and other workers may have known about it. The measure increases the severity of the misdemeanor against someone found ...

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  9. McBrayer appointed to serve on State Board of Community CollegesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | The Star Online

    ... and two sons, Will and Thomas. A graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University, McBrayer is active in: Boy Scouts, Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, Hickory Regional Planning Commission, Catawba Valley Job Ready Partnership, Catawba County Workforce ...

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  10. Marley and Zeus: Bonded, well-behaved dogs in danger of being euthanizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Examiner.com

    Marley and Zeus were reluctantly surrendered by their owner for financial reasons; she stated there was no other choice. Both dogs are currently at the Catawba County Animal Services in North Carolina and are now in danger of being euthanized.

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  11. Heavy rains flood homes, roads in North CarolinaRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | The Daily Advance

    A system of thunderstorms across western North Carolina stalled on Saturday and dumped about a foot of rain on the area, causing power outages and flash floods that swamped homes and washed out roads and bridges. There were 18 reports of swift-water rescues, and one minor injury, said Jim Dickerson, spokesman for Catawba County Emergency Services.

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  12. 4-year-old child bit by shepherd, airlifted to Levine Children's HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | WBTV

    A four-year-old child was airlifted to a local hospital after being bitten by a dog at a Catawba County home, according to police. The incident happened Monday afternoon in the back yard of a home on North McLin Creek Road in Conover.

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  13. Charlotte region claims best place to start a business in North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Business Journal

    ... recording an impressive average revenue per business of $2.2 million." Hickory and Conover, both in Catawba County and generally considered part of the greater Charlotte region, also cracked the top 10. Hickory is the only one of the top 10 with a ...

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  14. Emergency crews rescue man who crashed moped near creek in Catawba Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | WSOCTV

    Rescue crews had to rush a man to the hospital after he crashed a moped near a creek in Catawba County Tuesday morning. The wreck happened along Snow Creek Road, just north of Hickory.

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  15. Hickory man charged with killing brotherRead the original story

    Sunday May 10 | The Daily Advance

    Catawba County deputies say 54-year-old Billy Seagle then went back inside Friday night and called 911, saying he thought his brother was going to his car to get a gun. But the brothers' mother told the Hickory Daily Record that she thinks 53-year-old Kenneth Seagle was killed because he was leaving to get arrest warrants signed against his brother to force him to leave the home they shared.

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  16. Crash closes Interstate 40 in Catawba CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WBTV

    The accident happened just before 2 p.m. near mile marker 120, which is near the Burke Catawba line. The interstate was open by 2:15 p.m. There is no word on how many people were injured, or their conditions but medical helicopters landed near the scene.

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  17. Teen indicted after crash killing two classmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | WSOCTV

    The Catawba County grand jury indicted a teenager this week nearly six months after a crash killed his high school classmates. PAST ARTICLE: Bunker Hill HS students mourn classmates killed in cras h Jacob Turner, 19, faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and assault.

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  18. Grand Jury indicts teen on charges from 2014 crash that killed two classmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | WBTV

    A Claremont teenager was indicted by the Catawba County Grand Jury Monday in connection with the deaths of two high school students in a vehicle crash from 2014. Jacob Dalton Turner, 19, was indicted on two counts of involuntary manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon.

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  19. Students create memorial garden for Maggie DanielsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | WSOCTV

    Students are building a memorial garden at a Catawba County high school Thursday for Maggie Daniels, a high school counselor who was murdered in 2014. Daniels worked as a guidance counselor at Discovery High School in Newton.

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  20. Virginia Man Sentenced for Sex Crimes Involving Young GirlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | WCAV

    The Catawba County District Attorney says a Virginia man convicted of multiple sex crimes against two young girls has been sentenced to at least 50 years in prison. The Herald-Courier reports 40-year-old Linzie Swink was found guilty Monday of two counts of rape of a child and indecent liberties with a child in Vale.

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