The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, Jan. 3

Newton is plunging back into pool talk. Will the city stay in the swimming pool business, or will it close Catawba County’s last public pool? Details in the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E.

Follow the Newton City Council meeting live tonight @TheONENews, and check to find out what happens.

Blood supply is in demand to start the year, and Friday brings a chance to help fill the need. Find out where and when community blood drives are planned - inside The O-N-E.

The O-N-E is looking for the cutest babies of 2011 and the county’s most adorable pets. Send your pictures to and look for our special section later this month.

In other news featured in the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E:

• An accused triple murderer, the father of Zahra Baker, an ex-NASCAR drive and a one-time candidate for Catawba County District Attorney are all in court to face charges against them this morning. Details in The O-N-E online:

• North Carolina’s poultry superintendent of the year lives in Maiden. See Carl Beard with state agriculture commissioner Steve Troxler in The O-N-E print edition.

• 2012 will be an unprecedented year in state politics. Get a break down of key state battles, and the latest poll numbers in the GOP presidential race on the Perspectives page.

• SPORTS: Prep athletes hit the hardwood and the pool tonight - for the first time in 2012. See the week’s sports schedule and previews for basketball match-ups and the Catawba County swim championships in The O-N-E’s sports coverage.

Obituaries, classifieds and the “things to do” calendar all in the Tuesday print edition. Visit for news updates throughout the day.