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Catawba County Newswire

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  1. Prank 911 call released in Newton SWATting caseRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    Prank 911 call released in Newton SWATting case Authorities released the 911 call behind a murder and hostage hoax in Catawba County. Check out this story on WCNC.com: A man called 911 pretending to be someone else, claiming he shot and killed his girlfriend and was thinking about shooting his parents.

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  2. Newton family victim of hoax: "It literally scared me to death"Read the original story

    Yesterday | WCNC-TV Charlotte

    Newton family victim of hoax: "It literally scared me to death" A local family got an unexpected visit Saturday from members of the SWAT team in Catawba County. Check out this story on WCNC.com: The family was told they may never know who was behind a hoax that put them through a frightening ordeal.

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  3. Teen girl who died while taking picture of gun ID'dRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WIS-TV Columbia

    A teenage girl who died while taking a photo of a person with a gun, in Catawba County, has been identified by investigators. Sixteen-year-old Selena Seleste Lewis, of Maiden, was reportedly shot along the 2800 block of Rocky Ford Road Sunday afternoon.

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  4. Selena Lewis, 16, shot and killed while taking picture of a man holding rifleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Daily Mail

    ... a picture of Webb with the green and black Ruger .22 caliber when he accidentally pulled the trigger, the Catawba County Sheriff's Office said. Webb told officers that he did not realize that there was a magazine in the rifle, Catawba County ...

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  5. Girl shot, killed while taking picture of man holding gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WYFF-TV Greenville

    A teenage girl, who was taking a picture of an acquaintance with a gun that he was considering buying, was killed when the gun went off, hitting her in the chest, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office. Selena Lewis, 16, of Maiden, North Carolina, was with a friend of hers and one of his friends who was considering buying a .22-caliber rifle on Sunday afternoon.

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  6. Deputies: Teen girl dies after accidental shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WCTI

    Authorities say a 16-year-old girl has died after she was shot while taking a picture of a gun an acquaintance was holding. The Catawba County Sheriff's Office told local media a 21-year-old man was considering buying a .22-caliber rifle and the girl was taking a picture of the weapon Sunday afternoon in Newton when he accidentally pulled the trigger.

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  7. Newton teen girl dies after accidentally shooting herselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Burlington Times News

    The Catawba County Sheriff's Office tells local media that the girl was taking pictures with a rifle in Newton on Sunday afternoon when the gun fired and hit her in the chest. The girl was transported to a hospital and died before she could be flown to a Charlotte hospital.

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  8. N.C. teen accidentally killed taking pic of man with .22Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | New York Daily News

    ... Newton home of a mutual friend who wasn't there but left the weapon in his pickup truck so they could see it, Catawba County Sheriff's Office Capt. Joel Fish told the Daily News. The teen suggested they take a picture of the rifle, but the man fired ...

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  9. Officials: Teen accidentally shot, killed by boyfriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | WSOCTV

    Officials are investigating after a teenager died from a gunshot wound Sunday afternoon. The Catawba County Sheriff's Department said a 21-year-old man had a gun for sale.

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  10. Teen girl shot in Catawba Co. dies in hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | WBTV

    A teen girl who was shot in Catawba County died in the hospital, according to the Catawba Sheriff's Office. According to deputies, the teen was taken to the hospital and a helicopter was called to take her to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, but she passed away at the hospital.

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  11. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | WBTV

    A special effort is underway by a group in Catawba County to bring more diversity to a sport that's growing in popularity in the area. It's being done at a special, one-of-a-kind facility and the group behind it is offering low fees to attract more people.

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  12. Timeline unclear for depot relocationRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Lincoln Times-News

    ... rights were sold to the financial institution for $75,000. The depot was sold by the City of Lincolnton to Catawba County's Southeastern Narrow Gauge and Shortline Museum, a non-profit that is aided by its work with the Alexander chapter of the ...

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  13. Two dead in separate accidentsRead the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | Lincoln Times-News

    A man was killed Friday morning when a truck he was driving struck a guardrail near mile marker 30 on Highway 321 near the Lincoln County-Catawba County line, according to troopers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Samuel Young, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene after being thrown from the vehicle after it flipped following impact.

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  14. Top N.C. recruiter concerned state 'disarming' itself in incentives battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | Business Journal

    ... to a site near Charleston, South Carolina . Chung, speaking Thursday morning at the annual meeting of the Catawba County Economic Development Corp., added that he hesitated in commenting on the incentives issue. But he couldn't resist, noting that ...

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  15. Man killed in Highway 321 crashRead the original story

    Friday Jul 17 | Lincoln Times-News

    A man was killed Friday morning when a truck he was driving struck a guardrail near mile marker 30 on Highway 321 near the Lincoln County-Catawba County line, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

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  16. CBD oil bill passes NC House, heads to Governor McCrory's deskRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | WBTV

    ... who voted against it are Representative Carl Ford of Cabarrus/Rowan Counties and Representative Jay Adams of Catawba County. The bill was originally sponsored by House Representative Pat McElraft of Carteret and Jones County. The bill does not give ...

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  17. Sales tax plan helps some, hurts othersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | WBTV

    ... County, a quiet stretch of forests and farmland not far from New Bern. Duncan is city manager of Conover in Catawba County, a town with enough manufacturing and retail that its daytime population is three times its night-time size. Each would see ...

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  18. Obituaries - 7-13-15Read the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | Lincoln Times-News

    Rachel Williams Beal, age 85, of Lincolnton passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the home of her son. Born August 8, 1929 in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Marion Pinkney and Susie Campbell Williams.

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  19. Catawba, Wake, Durham honored as pioneering digital countiesRead the original story

    Monday Jul 13 | Local Tech Wire

    Catawba County placed number one in its population category, Wake County ranked 4 and Durham County 10 in the 2015 Digital Counties Survey by the Center for Digital Government. The 13th annual survey recognized 54 U.S. counties as "adaptive IT leaders, collaborators and arbiters of the public trust."

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  20. Volunteer voices for children soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Lenoir News-Topic

    ... 34 percent, have one. About 180 don't, the largest number in the 25th Judicial District. Much more populous Catawba County has fewer children in need of a guardian, about 260, and fewer than 150 lack one. In Burke County, about 90 of fewer than 140 ...

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