The O-N-E Morning read: Thursday, March 29

There is no “pink slime” in the hamburgers served by Catawba County’s schools.

But what is pink slime, and why should people be worried about it?

Details in The Observer News Enterprise print and online editions.

The Claremont girl that was a victim of a hit-and-run March 4 is back in school, but her life isn’t back to normal. Her father, a Claremont police officer, reflects on the experience of his family becoming crime victims - a role reversal for the long-time lawman.

Students at Tuttle Elementary are learning about Canada, while students north of the U.S. border are learning about Maiden. Read about how yesterday’s “pen pal” projects are going digital and what great results are being delivered in a second-grade classroom.

It will be a a few days before Peter Cottontail hops down the Easter bunny trail, but area city’s and churches are planning Easter Egg hunts in advance of his arrival.

• The Catawba County golf championships are today, and Newton-Conover’s “Big Three” are ready to lead the Red Devils on the links.

• Tusculum steamrolls Lenoir-Rhyne in baseball action.

• Want to hunt Easter Eggs? Check out the schedule for are egg hunts:

• Find out the latest incidents and arrest reported by Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and other are police departments:

• Get Wednesday afternoon high school sports results from throughout Catawba County in prep notebook:

• Pick up the Thursday edition of The O-N-E and get a copy of OUTLOOK. This week it focuses on a teen photographer who has fallen in love with her artform.

• Bada’s Boutique has moved to Newton, and the shop is open and ready for business.
Plans for the annual MayFest are announced.

• N.C. Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory unveils his education platform.
Catawba County Public Information officer Dave Hardin reveals how innovation leads to efficiency in PERSPECTIVES, while a Southern Baptist leader says North Carolina is crucial in the marriage debate.