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A retired Coast Guard captain, Murray ‘steadying the ship’ as appointed D.A.

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Along with every other U.S. attorney in America, Andrew Murray complied with the request from the new administration in January to resign from his job.   Read Story »

Tags: Greg Newman | Judicial District 29B | Greg Newman removal effort | Andrew Murray | Prosecutorial District 42

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Newman's fate may ride on judge's interpretation of 'willful misconduct'

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Attorneys sparred in closing arguments on Wednesday morning over whether  actions that resulted in discipline by the state Bar against District Attorney Greg Newman amounted to willful misconduct that warrants his removal from office.   Read Story »

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Defense witnesses attest to Newman's character

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A parade of witnesses attested to the character and integrity of District Attorney Greg Newman during the second day of a hearing to determine whether the prosecutor remains in office.   Read Story »

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In dramatic testimony, victim in sex abuse case Newman pled out confronts him

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Valerie Marie Owenby got her day in court at last.   Read Story »

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'Unusable evidence' led to quick dismissal of abuse charges, Newman told Bar

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District Attorney Greg Newman acted like his “hair was on fire” to dismiss felony sexual assault charges and offered the defendant a plea bargain that outraged the victim and her family, a member of the state Bar’s disciplinary board said last November.   Read Story »

Tags: Greg Newman | child sex abuse | Greg Newman removal effort | James F. Sapp cases

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Timeline of District Attorney Newman case

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July 5, 2013: Gov. Pat McCrory appoints Newman, an attorney in private practice and former mayor of Hendersonville, as district attorney.   Read Story »

Tags: Greg Newman | Greg Newman removal effort

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Newman faces removal over handling of child sexual abuse case

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Less than a year after he was sworn into office as district attorney for Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties, Greg Newman received word of a child sexual assault case that sounded horrific.   Read Story »

Tags: legal profession | Greg Newman | District Attorney 29B | lawyers

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Newman endorses King in 11th Congressional District primary

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Greg Newman, district attorney for Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties, on Wednesday endorsed Wayne King in the election race to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows to represent North Carolina's 11th District.   Read Story »

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Defendants sent to prison on felony convictions

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Schalow faces third trial and 20 felonies

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A 50-year-old Hendersonville man whose attempted second-degree murder conviction was thrown on appeal is back in jail and facing 20 felony charges of assault and child abuse.   Read Story »

Tags: Greg Newman | Leonard Paul Schalow | District Attorney 42

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Newman, Hollocker 
spar over openness, drug court

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Newman announces candidacy for second term

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Driver in fatal crash had history of speeding

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Appeals court tosses conviction in a horrific wife beating case

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Local man gets 20-year sentence in sexual assault case

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Defendants get jail time

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Pearson leaving D.A.'s office for private practice

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Longtime Assistant District Attorney Doug Pearson has joined the Hendersonville law firm of Gillett Stallings and will be representing clients in both civil and criminal legal matters, District Attorney Greg Newman announced.   Read Story »

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Nine sent to prison after Superior Court trials

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Nine convicted felons received active prison time in a March 2-3 term of Superior County in Henderson County and a March 5 session in Transylvania County, District Attorney Greg Newman announced in a news release.   Read Story »

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Newman touts felony convictions

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A murder conviction and guilty pleas resulting in prison time for a variety of felonies highlighted recent Superior Court terms in Henderson and Transylvania counties, District Attorney Greg Newman said.   Read Story »

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Six convicted, sent to prison

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District Attorney Greg Newman reported that four defendants pleaded guilty to felonies and received active prison sentences in Henderson County Superior Court during the administrative term of June 23-24. Two more accused felons were convicted in Polk and Transylvania counties and given active prison terms.     Read Story »

Tags: crime | Greg Newman | District Attorney 29B

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District attorney makes endorsement in sheriff's race

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District Attorney Greg Newman praised Sheriff Charlie McDonald and urged Republicans help the incumbent continue in the job.     Read Story »

Tags: Greg Newman | 2014 sheriff election | District Attorney 29B

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Mishandling of file postpones murder trial

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A Superior Court judge ordered the Eric Cornell Wilson murder trial postponed after it came to light that defense lawyer's notes ended up in the office of the district attorney.     Read Story »

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Q&A: Newman 'will not be fearful of trying the case'

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Greg Newman is comfortable in the courtroom.   Read Story »

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New prosecutor sworn in for District 29B

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Asked whether his newest prosecutor would specialize in a specific area, District Attorney Greg Newman said she would "specialize in helping us."   Read Story »

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McCrory taps Newman for DWI task force

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Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Henderson County District Attorney Greg Newman to the North Carolina Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force.   Read Story »

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D.A.: No charge in accidental death of 4-year-old

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District Attorney Gregory A. Newman announced on Wednesday that he will not seek an indictment against Shirley Strickland in the accidental death of her 4-year-old grandson, Lance Duncan, last May 15, 2013 in Brevard.   Read Story »

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Newman, appointed D.A., promises more active court role

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Greg Newman, a veteran Hendersonville defense attorney and former Hendersonville mayor who had served as a prosecutor in Ohio and Kentucky, has been appointed district attorney for the judicial district made up of Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties.   Read Story »

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