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Claremontâ€™s Ray Ball sometimes spends up to 60 hours a week working for Claremont Fire Department, but he never gets a paycheck. Read more about the military veteran and dedicated volunteer's service to his hometown in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry has renovated its thrift shop in a move to generate more revenue for the crisis assistance ministry in Newton.
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Hickoryâ€™s fire chief is retiring after 45 years of service with two fire departments.
â€˘Â Former kickboxing and karate champion aims to teach area young people discipline and respect with in Moss Martial Arts Academy.
â€˘Â Catawba Valley Community College added a North Gaston High senior to the volleyball for the fall season ahead.
â€˘Â Newton-Conoverâ€™s state champion volleyball team is hosting a volleyball camp in May.
â€˘Â North Carolinaâ€™s James McAdoo will return for his sophomore hoops season.
â€˘Â Sherrills Ford man wins a guitar championship in South Carolina.
â€˘Â A 5K race will benefit programs at Balls Creek Elementary School.
â€˘Â A dance at Lenoir-Rhyne University supports child abuse prevention efforts.
â€˘Â The O-N-E editor Matthew Tessnear details a black egg lurking in a colorful Easter basket on PERSPECTIVES, while Joseph P. Hester offers maxims to guide our moral lives.
â€˘Â Four of Catawba Countyâ€™s seven high schools will have new football coaches next year. Which of those coaches will have the most success? Vote in The O-N-E online poll: www.observernewsonline.com/content/reader-poll-which-new-coach-has-best-....
â€˘Â Find out about the latest criminal convictions from Catawba County courts: www.observernewsonline.com/content/weeks-criminal-convictions-2.
â€˘Â Lenoir-Rhyneâ€™s softball team is back in the nationâ€™s top 25. The Lady Bears have won 15 of their last 16 games: www.observernewsonline.com/content/lady-bears-move-back-top-25-poll.
â€˘Â Keep track of action at The Masters and details from baseballâ€™s opening day in The O-N-Eâ€™s national sports feed: www.observernewsonline.com/aggregator/categories/2.