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The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, March 6

March 6, 2012

Police are looking for a driver who hit a 12-year-old Claremont girl and fled the Oxford School Road scene Sunday night.

The girl was seriously injured and airlifted to a Charlotte hospital, now the Claremont community is praying for her recovery and searching for a silver or champagne colored SUV.

More details in Tuesday’s edition of The O-N-E.

Fire destroyed a rental home near the Blackburn Community on Monday and firefighters rescued tenants pet dog moments before the structure collapsed.

Ex-NASCAR drive Jeremy Mayfield’s sidekick in a string of trailer and furniture thefts was turned himself in Monday.

A mural at Jacobs Fork Middle School honors a teacher who succumbed to cancer.

The father of Zahra Baker may be back in Australia, but prosecutors are still filing arrest orders for the man.

SPORTS:
• Foard falls to Burns on the soccer pitch.

• The All-ACC basketball teams have been selected.

ONLINE ONLY:
• Get the complete prep sports schedule for the week: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/o-n-e-sports-schedule-week-13

• See the prep notebook for the complete sports round-up from Monday’s action.

• Are feral cats a problem in Newton? Vote in the online poll.

PRINT EXCLUSIVE:
• Newton-Conover Rotarians helps students at Thornton Elementary celebrate Read Across America Day.

• Catawba County Library will mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking with a program presented by a historian whose collected memorabilia from the shop for more than 50 years.

• Middle school teams recently competed in the Catawba County robotics championships. See the teams who placed in The O-N-E.

• CVCC is offering a new scholarship and mentoring program.

• Redistricting North Carolina - and ensuing legal battles - has cost state taxpayers $695,000. The last redistricting process cost $131,000.

• Steve Hunt is seeking a seat on the Catawba County Board of Commissioners. See his campaign announcement on the PERSPECTIVES page.

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