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The O-N-E Morning Read: Friday, Nov. 25

November 25, 2011

On the day after Thanksgiving, The O-N-E edition arriving at homes today focuses on community efforts to deliver a happy holiday on the area’s needy.

While those community servants serve other area residents, Maiden native Joe Lineberger is serving his nation - just as he has for more than 60 years. Lineberger, 80, served 28 years in active duty with the U.S. Airforce and since then he has served 32 years as a civilian. He recently received the Spirit of Service Award and The O-N-E tells his story in the print and online at www.observernewsonline.com.

A Newton man was stabbed in front of his home on North Main Avenue and The O-N-E has all the details, including information on the Claremont man arrested for the crime.

Other news in The O-N-E edition on news stands now and online at www.observernewsonline.com includes:

• Tickets are still available for the Newton-Conover Education Foundation Tour of Homes. The Dec. 1 tour helps NCEF deliver classroom grants and student scholarships in the Newton-Conover City Schools system.

• N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent Dr. Glennie Daniels offers tips for holiday spending, and The O-N-E does, too: Support the Hickory Metro economy by keeping holiday spending right here. Be sure to visit your local merchants on "Small Business Saturday," which N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue officially declared for Saturday.

• SPORTS: Newton-Conover’s Angelo Palozzi is the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference coach of the year, while Red Devils Chandler Johnson is player of the year. See The O-N-E for more All-Conference selections. Also only in the print edition, readers find “What we learned during 2011” in prep football as well as a look ahead to this year’s wrestling season.

Be sure to pick up a copy of The O-N-E for comics, obituaries, classifieds and details on where to find the best deals for your holiday shopping.

Visit www.observernewsonline.com for news updates throughout the day.

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