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  1. Police have persons of interest in 2008 Catawba Co. killingRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WSOCTV

    Police in Long View in Catawba County said Tuesday they have persons of interest in the shooting death of Eddie Greene - a homicide that occurred in 2008. "This is his business card," Wilma Yount said.

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  2. Bust nets 2 for heroinRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Lincoln Times-News

    Lincoln County narcotics investigators placed a Catawba County couple under arrest for heroin charges Wednesday afternoon, following a three-month surveillance operation. According to a press release, Melissa Rachelle Sipe, 34, of 25 North Davis Avenue in Newton, and Jason Matthew Owen, 30, of 2151 Kool Park Road NE in Hickory, were arrested after allegedly buying heroin from an unknown source in Charlotte.

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  3. Couple under arrest after thee month surveillance operationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 25 | Lincoln Times-News

    Lincoln County Narcotics investigators placed a Catawba County couple under arrest Wednesday afternoon following a three month long surveillance operation. According to a press release, Melissa Rachelle Sipe, 34, of 25 North Davis Avenue in Newton and Jason Matthew Owen, 30, of 2151 Kool Park Road NE in Hickory were arrested after allegedly buying heroin from an unknown source in Charlotte that was to be distributed in Lincoln and Catawba Counties.

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  4. Catawba Co. couple face heroin trafficking chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | WSOCTV

    A Catawba County couple are facing drug trafficking charges. Investigators arrested Melissa Sipe, 34, of Newton and Jason Owens, 30, of Hickory during a traffic stop in Lincoln County Wednesday.

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  5. Woman arrested for forged prescriptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Lincoln Times-News

    ... Blancher, 43, of 358 Lantern Ridge Drive in Lincolnton, was taken into custody on the warrants by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office on Friday. She was placed in the Catawba County jail and a $100,000 secured bond was set. Blancher was later ...

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  6. Joint Burke-Catawba jail will be closedRead the original story

    Friday Sep 19 | WLOS

    ... soon on a new jail with about 250 beds. It's expected to take about three years to design and build. Catawba County also has a jail in Newton that was built with the room to expand as needed. Officials say there is room to add up to 500 beds if ...

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  7. Hickory man convicted of assaulting a femaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | The Charlotte Observer

    A Hickory man could serve more than 4 years in prison after a Catawba County jury found him guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female, prosecutors said Friday. Jerome Shaw, Jr., 33, was found guilty following a two-day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court earlier this week, according to the district attorney's office.

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  8. Coach found not guilty on all sexual assault chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | The Charlotte Observer

    A Catawba County jury on Tuesday found a boys' basketball coach at Hickory High School not guilty of all nine sexual assault charges brought against him. Shawn Johnson, who faced charges including statutory rape and indecent liberties with a minor, issued a statement after the verdicts thanking everyone in the community who stood by him.

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  9. Coach found not guilty of all charges brought against himRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | The Charlotte Observer

    A Catawba County jury on Tuesday found a boys’ basketball coach at Hickory High School not guilty of all nine sexual assault charges brought against him. Shawn Johnson, who’d faced charges including statutory rape and indecent liberties with a minor, issued a statement after the verdicts thanking everyone in the community who’d stood by him.

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  10. Newton man sentenced in convenience store robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | The Charlotte Observer

    ... than three years in prison, after he was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon, authorities said. (Catawba County Detention Center photo.) A Newton man has been ordered to spend more than three years in prison after being convicted last week ...

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  11. Deputies: Two men arrested for theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Lincoln Times-News

    ... the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, the men were placed under arrest after deputies responded to a call from Catawba County Communications regarding a possible stolen forklift and a large custom-made wood stove. Deputies from Catawba County placed ...

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  12. New technology drives job growth, expansion at GKN Driveline in NewtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Business Journal

    ... million addition to the 505,000-square-foot automobile components factory. The ceremony drew scores of state, Catawba County and company officials. By 2018, GKN expects the facility to have more than 1,000 workers making drivetrain components for ...

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  13. Two arrested in forklift theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | The Gaston Gazette

    Police in Catawba County first encountered Clayton Ray Campbell, 21, of 3542 Fostall Lane, of Maiden, and James Thomas Thatcher, 20, of 6610 Kidville Road, Denver, after their vehicle broke down. According to police, the two men had on them a stolen forklift and a large custom made woodstove taken from a location in Lincoln County.

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  14. GKN Driveline accepting job applications for Catawba County expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | The Charlotte Observer

    Automotive supplier GKN Driveline will break ground Friday on an expanded Catawba County facility and is accepting applications for jobs connected to the expansion, officials said on Thursday. The automotive supplier, which announced the expansion of its Maiden facility in April , invested more than $100 million in the project and expects to add more than 200 new jobs by the end of 2018.

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  15. Burke man sentenced for having gun on college propertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 11 | The Charlotte Observer

    ... Springs, was sentenced to prison this week after being convicted of three felonies, prosecutors said. (Catawba County Detention Center photo) A Burke County man has been sentenced to at least two years in prison after being convicted of taking a ...

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  16. State seeks death penalty in Maggie Daniels murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 8 | The Charlotte Observer

    Sharman Odom, 34, has been indicted by a grand jury in Catawba County on murder, first-degree sexual assault and first-degree kidnapping charges, prosecutors say. A court hearing in Newton Monday made it official.

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  17. Heavy storms develop northwest of CharlotteRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 6 | The Charlotte Observer

    ... counties by 7:30 p.m. Additional storms were developing and moving into the Lake Norman area. Authorities in Catawba County reported strong winds blew a tree onto a house on 17th Street S.E., about a mile southeast of Hickory. And power lines were ...

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  18. 1 dead, 3 hurt in head-on Catawba crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 6 | The Charlotte Observer

    SHERRILLS FORD A 33-year-old man was killed in a head-on crash that injured three other people early Saturday in Catawba County, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. Troopers identified the victim as Clinton Daniel Tolley.

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  19. Union, Newton-Conover top area graduation ratesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 4 | The Charlotte Observer

    ... stems in the Foothills also surpassed the 90 percent graduation rate – Caldwell County (90.9 percent), Catawba County (90.8 percent) and Burke County (90.3 percent).

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  20. Deputies help nab fugitiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 1 | Lincoln Times-News

    ... is also wanted in San Diego, California on a burglary charge and was arrested on outstanding charges from Catawba County. Detectives Frank Runyon and Greg Hager were assisted by Charlie District Patrol officers during the investigation. Goulet is ...

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