The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, Feb. 10

After the husband of a Conover City Council member allegedly struck a citizen during a council meeting, charges are expected to be filed today.

Visit for updates as soon as they are available, and get more details on the altercation in the Friday edition of The O-N-E and online here:

Apart from an apparent skirmish among audience members, Conover City Council addressed city business when it met Monday night, including voting 3-3 on a plan that would ban future churches, non-profit organizations and funeral homes from the city’s downtown business district.

What happens in the event of a tie in Conover? Details in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

More than 25 area dentists are providing free oral health care for children in need this month.

Newton resident Anne Wepner was recently named a 2011 Main Street Champion for her contribution to revitalization efforts in the city’s downtown.

• Wrestling teams from Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard were eliminated from the state dual team tournament on Thursday night.

• Maiden’s Richard Kerekes aims to become the school’s first state wrestling champion. He is undefeated this year and has already earned the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference’s wrestler of the year award.

• Catawba Valley Medical Center’s cancer program has been accredited for the quality care it provides.

• The Great Backyard Bird Count will be Feb. 18-19 at Murray’s Mill Historic Disrict.

• Soldiers visit patients at Frye Regional Medical Center. Get more details in HEALTH, along with information about physician honors and new doctors in the area.

• A bill proposed by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr would reform the nation’s unemployment program to require those receiving benefits to complete community service and actively work to seek jobs. More details in PERSPECTIVES, along with The O-N-E editor Matthew Tessnear’s perspective on the battle of the blues.

• See the prep notebook for details from Thursday’s state duals wrestling tournament, as well as the state 3A swimming competition.

• Can you spot a counterfeit bill? Read tips for identifying funny money, and vote in The O-N-E online poll.