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Quarrel leads to murder

August 26, 2011

A Hickory man is dead after a domestic dispute escalated at the Highland School Apartments at 1017 10th Ave. NE.

Police say Marcia Bernice Newman, 45, and Jamie Carlton Odom, 40, both of Hickory, were having a verbal argument at about 9:52 p.m. Thursday inside Odom’s apartment. The argument escalated and police said Odom was stabbed to death.

After responding to the dispute, officers found Odom lying in the doorway with a stab wound to the chest area. Emergency personnel responded and Odom was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police charged Newman with one count of murder.

Accused killer jailed

August 26, 2011


The man accused of murdering a Hickory taxicab driver Tuesday night is in the Catawba County Jail with no bond.


Police charged Camyron Fredrick Johnson, 22, with one count of murder in the death of Adam Williams, a Yellow Cab Company taxi driver who was killed Tuesday night outside a LongHorn Steakhouse off U.S. 70 in Hickory.

Newton wrecks leave 1 dead, 3 hurt

August 26, 2011

Multiple wrecks in Newton left one woman dead and three others injured Friday.

Marie P. Hewitt, of Newton, was killed in a two-car t-bone collision at the intersection of N.C. 16 and Burris Road Friday morning.

Hewitt was heading west on Burris Road and approached a stop sign at the intersection of N.C. 16.  After pulling away from the stop sign, Hewitt’s 1989 Ford Escort was struck on the right side by a 2010 Chrysler mini-van driven by Danny Mosteller, of Hildebran, said Newton Police Maj. Kevin Yarborough.

Voices unheard

August 26, 2011

When the sun sets in the summer, trees chew up light and spit out shadows. It is a phenomenon, for humans, that creates a natural nestling place.


We seek the shade. Naturally. To “survive the heat,” as some say.


On Tuesday, I found myself ambling awkwardly through a gravel parking lot toward a short tree providing enough shade for four strangers. They sat or stood 100 yards from the Salvation Army headquarters in Hickory.

They didn’t look welcoming, but not intimidating either, exchanging laughs and smiles and joking about something or other.  

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