The O-N-E Morning Read: Monday, Nov. 21

The Thanksgiving holiday week is here, and this week, The Observer News Enterprise has plenty of help for filling holiday wish lists.

Don’t miss The O-N-E’s holiday gift guide coming in an EARLY edition of OUTLOOK on Wednesday. The O-N-E edition for Wednesday will be filled with all the great BLACK FRIDAY holiday sales flyers - giving you a head start on the biggest shopping day of the year.

Of course, The O-N-E reminds area residents that the best holiday shopping options are the locally owned and operated merchants right here in the Hickory Metro. Look for Hometown Christmas posters in the windows of are merchants to find the businesses that support efforts to keep holiday spending at home.

In news today, has exclusive news coverage of a weekend stabbing that left a 31-year-old Newton man dead.

The football season ended Friday for Catawba County’s remaining teams in the state football playoffs. Be sure to see complete coverage of Friday night’s action online at

Be sure to see sports for a coverage of the weekends national sports including a dramatic end to the NASCAR season, and a fall-from-ahead loss for the Carolina Panthers.

The print edition of The O-N-E on newsstands today features:

A physician with a Conover practice has been accused of sexual harassment by three former employees.

A bakery never managed to rise in downtown Newton, but a wine shop may flow into its place.

The former candidate in the Republican primary for the N.C. District 25 Attorney office has hired a defense attorney and will appear in court again Jan. 3. Shawn Clark is accused of issuing threats and filing false affidavits related to an alleged sexual relationship with a former client.

SPORTS: Maiden senior Will Jenkins produced a breakout performance as he shifted from wide receiver to running back. See his feature story only in The O-N-E’s print edition.

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