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Newton mourns Maggie Daniels, beloved teacher and counselor

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Friends, family and community members made their way to Newton-Conover High School today for a memorial service remembering beloved teacher and counselor, Maggie Daniels.

“I definitely know she helped me out a lot with my grandfather whenever he passed away," said Julia Cook, a former student. "She gave me a lot of good advice.”

Newton-Conover City Schools Superintendent David Stegall said today's service was meant to be a celebration of Daniels' life.

"I hope we are able to honor her in the family’s eyes and let them see the impact she’s had," Stegall said. "She was a lot of things to a lot of people, much beyond the impact she had in the classroom. So, she’s leaving a huge void in our community, in our schools and the lives of all she came in contact with.”

During the service, Stegall along with other colleagues spoke about Daniels' impact on students and practically everyone she met.

Daniels' sister, Colleen Daniels, address the crowd on behalf of the family saying, "The overwhelming outpour speaks volumes of who she was and what she meant to so many people.”

Two tribute videos were shown  during the 40-minute event, displaying photos and screen captures of the late teacher's tweets accompanied by some of her favorite songs.

Photo boards lined the entryway; and mourners had the opportunity to leave written and video messages for the family.

Maggie Daniels was found murdered in her home at Windsor Apartments in Newton, Saturday, June 28.

The event comes a day after Newton Police released what could be one of the last images taken of the Discovery High School guidance counselor. She was captured on surveillance cameras leaving the Conover Wal-Mart in the morning hours of Friday, June 27.

Police have asked the public for exterior surveillance recordings from homes or businesses located between 15th and 20th streets in Newton on June 27 or 28.

Investigators are also asking anyone who may have seen Daniels June 27 at Wal-Mart in Conover to call 828-465-7430. 

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