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The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, April 19

April 19, 2012

Target is adding 100 new jobs to its distribution center in Newton, while the Hickory retail store is getting renovations to add fresh meat and produce to its offerings.

Details are only in the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.

Maiden Town Council tabled discussion about a new town hall as elected officials want to discuss budget needs before exploring a $2.1 million government center.

A new partnership is helping airplanes soar over Catawba County’s skies.

Police jailed 11 people working at a Hickory area strip club - including the business’ managers, dancers and bartenders. Charges stem from five-month investigation at Thee Playhouse, and crimes related to drugs, alcohol and sex were discovered.

SPORTS:
• Two dozen applicants are voicing interest in the head football coach position at Newton-Conover High School.

• Bunker Hill is preparing for 100 innings of baseball to raise money for the Bears program.

• C.J. Leslie is returning to the N.C. State basketball team for his junior season.

PRINT EXCLUSIVE:
• Students complete Newton Teen Leadership. See their photo in The O-N-E.

• Newton-Conover senior Jade Elizabeth Stewart receives DAR scholarship.

• Community servant and Meals on Wheels volunteer Winnie Hovey received special recognition.

• A trip to the dentist has OUTLOOK editor Barbara Burns reliving past horrors in the chair. Also on the PERSPECTIVES page, a county native offers her top 10 reasons to vote against Amendment 1.

ONLINE ONLY:
• Early voting begins today. Where can you vote, and what races and candidates are on the ballot? http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/early-voting-begins-thursday

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