The O-N-E Morning Read: Monday, Nov. 28

With Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, the Christmas season is in full swing and Newton has set the holiday spirit aglow.

The city’s annual “Light up the Town” event was Sunday, and is the only place to find coverage. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for a special photo gallery of the festive holiday occasion.

On the sports beat, the Carolina Panthers collected their third win of the season. Get complete game coverage online at

Also in The O-N-E on newsstands today, find out what brought Hickory Metro shoppers out into the early morning hours of Black Friday.

Meanwhile, birds of a feather normally flock together, but a one-of-a-kind made a rare appearance at Catawba County’s Riverbend Park. An Allen’s hummingbird made its first ever appearance in North Carolina - see The O-N-E’s print edition for the details and an exclusive photo.

Other news featured in The O-N-E edition on newsstands today and online at

• A grassroots campaign to name Hickory’s VA clinic in honor of Newton World War II hero Andy Rader is underway, and in Perspectives, The O-N-E salutes the mission and encourages area residents to contact their federal lawmakers to gain their vital support.

• SPORTS: The O-N-E previews the high school hoops season ahead, and a former Newton-Conover Lady Red Devil hops standout is receiving a special honor.

• ONLINE Exclusive: N.C. lawmakers have returned to Raleigh for a special session. What will they consider? Find out at

Be sure to visit for news updates throughout the day.