The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, Nov. 17

The O-N-E continues its examination of homelessness in Catawba County as area organizations observe Hunger and Homelessness Week.

On a rainy day that would have been Zahra Baker’s 12 birthday, Kiwanis Clubs in the region broke ground on a memorial playground in Hickory.

In Newton, city leaders want to ease rules for civic clubs promoting events with temporary signs placed in public rights of way. Businesses, too, could benefit from new sign rules.

Don’t miss OUTLOOK’s feature spotlight on performances of "The Nutcracker Suite" at Newton-Conover Auditorium.

Readers can find these news featurea in the Thursday print and online editions of The Observer News Enterprise.

Other news in the Thursday O-N-E includes:

• SPORTS: Fred T. Foard’s Tigers are preparing for a new basketball season with two new coaches. Be sure to pick up The O-N-E print edition for a picture of the undefeated Bunker Hill Optimist volleyball team. Bunker Hill senior Tyler Lail is headed to Cullowhee to play golf for Western Carolina.


• Area scouts enhanced Newton’s Jacobs Fork Park with a half-mile walking trail, a picnic area and new landscaping.

• Newton-Conover City Schools has created a new annual award program to salute supporters.

• The Kids Marathon of Catawba County plans a new schedule and a new place to compete.

Be sure to see the Thursday edition of The O-N-E for comics, horoscopes, obituaries and OUTLOOK. Visit for breaking news updates throughout the day.