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September 1st, 2014
New details have been made public this week regarding the investigation into the murder of popular Discovery High counselor Maggie Daniels.
Danielsâ€™ body was found in the bedroom of her apartment, unit 21 of Windsor Apartments in Newton, on June 28.
Local woodright Eddie Hamrick (left) and son James (right) hang their
completed, handcrafted, wooden seal in Newtonâ€™s newly renovated council chamber.
"We want to start teaching them the things that the community will expect when they're out in the real world," said Newton-Conover City Schools Superintendent, Dr. David Stegall.
South Newton Elementary implemented their new "Leader in Me" program at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
A western Lincoln County woman who was last seen on May 26, 2014 remains missing after three months.
Toasha Nicole Rice, 27, was last seen getting into a black four door sedan with a white female driver at a friendâ€™s home on Eaker Road and driving away. No one has seen her since.
Makenzie Patton, a first-grade student at North Newton Elementary School, listens anxiously to classmate Cooper Murray as he tells her a joke during lunch on Thursday. Newton-Conover schools are wrapping up their first week back to class after summer vacation.
Inside the Exhibit Hall, at the Hickory American Legion Fair, is a colorful military display. Two walls are covered with many faces. Numerous photos, either in color or black and white, look back at you. Some are smiling, while others don a more serious expression.
The alleged murderer of Newton counselor Maggie Daniels might face the death penalty if found guilty.
Daniels body was found in her residence at Windsor Apartments on June 28. Sharman Odom was indicted by a grand jury on Aug. 18 and faces first-degree murder, first-degree sexual offense and first-degree kidnapping charges.
Work on the Catawba County Justice and Public Safety Center project is progressing and may be more obvious to those passing by or visiting the campus as construction of a new parking deck has begun.
After a long summer away from campus, Lenoir-Rhyne University students returned to bring the Hickory campus back to life.
Standing tall in the heart of LRâ€™s campus is a structure new to this yearâ€™s students â€” Grace Chapel.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Samuel Biggerstaff, 7, of Vale, twisted the ribbon of his red balloon in anticipation as he tried his best to sit still on the picnic table at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds. Samuelâ€™s balloon was free for playing a skee ball game at the annual American Legion Fair in Hickory.
â€śEven though I only scored 90 points and you needed 200 to win, it was fun,â€ť he said.