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The O-N-E morning read: Friday, April 13

April 12, 2012

Hundreds of volunteers are at work in Hickory today as construction continues on a handicap-accessible playground in memory of Zahra Baker.

A community-build event kicked off Thursday at Kiwanis Park, and the effort to build the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground continues through Saturday.

Read more about the community playground effort in the Friday print edition of The O-N-E.

READER POLL: Gas prices affecting you?

April 12, 2012

Gas prices continue to increase throughout the Greater Hickory Metro.

National forecasters predict unleaded prices will reach $4 a gallon in North Carolina by Memorial Day.

Is the cost of gas affecting how many miles you drive, the routes you take or other driving habits?

Vote now at observernewsonline.com.

Employee injured in chemical plant fire

April 12, 2012

One employee was injured after a chemical fire blazed Thursday afternoon at RPM Wood Finishes Group in Hudson.

The fire started about 3:30 p.m. in a tank in the company's paints and coatings production building, said Gordon Hyde, RPM spokesman.

The fire was contained to that area of the building, and all 250 employees working at the time were evacuated as a precaution.

Tax filing deadline Tuesday

April 12, 2012

Americans have four days left to file 2011 tax returns or file for an extension.

This year’s deadline of April 17 gives residents more time to file than in most years, but some local accountants say the date still sneaks up on citizens.

Finishing company to create 50 jobs

April 12, 2012

TSG, a diverse commission products finisher, is consolidating its Pennsylvania-based operations into its existing North Carolina facilities in Long View, Hickory and Conover. Company officials expect the consolidation to create at least 50 jobs in the Greater Hickory Metro and provide an economic boost of at least $1.5 million through employment and equipment.

Zahra playground build begins

April 12, 2012

Hundreds of volunteers will be on site to construct the Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground today and Saturday at Kiwanis Park in Hickory.

Interest in the build was so strong that leaders had to stop accepting volunteers three days before the event started on Thursday.

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