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The O-N-E morning read: May 2.

May 2, 2012

A 90-year old printing business is up for sale in downtown Newton, while another business in the city’s central district is closing its doors and moving to Conover.

More details on the closure of the Salvation Army thrift store’s closure and the future of Epps Printing in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.

Newton’s Heritage Trail is back open after the city spent six months replacing culverts along the three-quarter-mile stretch. How much has the city invested in this portion of the trail, and what is the future of the Greenway? Details in The O-N-E.

A man suspected in a gang-related shooting in Hickory was arrested after a shot stand-off in Catawba on Monday night.

Newton salutes area entrepreneur Javier Chavez with annual Unity Day Award.

SPORTS:
• Newton-Conover volleyball coach is the state preps Female Coach of the Year.

• Maiden baseball continues to make great strides as the Blue Devils enter the CVAC tourney.

• Final athletic conference approved for 2013.

• Newton-Conover wins CVAC conference golf title.

PRINT EXCLUSIVE:
• Newton MayFEST title sponsor Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet helps make the annual spring festival happen.

• Barbershop quartet performance benefits Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry.

• Abernethy Laurels salutes volunteers.

• Parade of Homes tour kicks off this weekend.

• Providing humane treatment for feral cats in Newton is best for everyone, according to a letter writer on PERSPECTIVES. The O-N-E staff writer Nash Dunn contends that voters will “settle” on a vote for president.

ONLINE ONLY:
• Newt Gingrich will ends his presidential campaign today: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/breaking-gingrich-plans-end-ca...

• The O-N-E reports area incidents and arrests: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/catawba-county-crime-may-1.

• Private sector job growth slows and stocks are expected to dip with the news. More details on The O-N-E’s business wire: http://www.observernewsonline.com/aggregator/sources/8.

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