The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, March 23

Citizens are going to war against litter, and Keep Catawba County Beautiful is delivering unique messages as a reminder of how trash affects area roadsides.

Look for details in the Friday edition of The O-N-E and clever signs throughout Conover.

In Newton, city leaders have dedicated $100,000 in the budget for the year ahead to create engineering plans for a new fire department headquarters.

What other capital improvements will receive Newton investments in the year ahead, and how will they affect the property tax rate? Details in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

Citizen concerns lead to drug arrests in Conover and police seized marijuana, cocaine and guns.

• Fred T. Foard’s tennis team falls to defending conference champions from Watauga.

• The Lady Trojans fought to a victory when Bandys tangled with Maiden in Thursday’s softball action.

• Does bounty gate change the way you view the National Football League? Vote in The O-N-E online poll:

•The city of Hickory is looking for help in naming a new entertainment area on Union Square:

• Get the complete wrap-up of Thursday night’s NCAA hoops action:

•Students at Shuford and Lyle Creek elementary schools win Frye Regional Medical Center health challenge. Also in HEALTH, Frye Regional Medical Center was recently saluted for helping employees eat better and move more.

• The O-N-E editor Matthew Tessnear explore “mutiny” on the NFL “bounty” in PERSPECTIVES. Meanwhile, gubernatorial candidate Gary Dunn offers his opinion on the role of the state governor.