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About a thousand people lined U.S. 321 Business in Newton during the weekend. Most were protesting anti-gay remarks made by a Maiden preacher earlier this month.
A group of counter protesters also gathered to preach their perspective on what the Bible says.
The gathering was mostly peaceful, but a few people were ticketed for using loudspeakers and bullhorns during the event. That's against the law in Newton.
Meanwhile, police are investigating a suspicious fire at Providence Road Baptist Church - that's where the controversy originally started on Mother's Day.
Be sure to visit our Facebook page for photo galleries from the protest: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150839930932934.411902.735393...
Claremont saluted its fallen veterans and troops who served in all conflicts Monday during a ceremony at the city park. Living veterans shared their stories of war and survival, and those in attendance remembered heroes lost in battle.
â€˘Â American Legion Post 48 opened its 2012 summer season Monday. The O-N-E provides a season preview in its Tuesday print edition. The team opens its home season Tuesday at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds on U.S. 70. For the teamâ€™s roster, schedule and preview, pick up The O-N-E.
â€˘Â Catawba Valley Community College is still alive in the Junior College World Series. The Buccaneers now have a rematch coming Tuesday against the team defeated them on Saturday. The winner plays on, the loser goes home. Read more about the Buccaneers in our online edition at www.observernewsonline.com.Â
â€˘Â Fred T. Foardâ€™s softball team competes in the state 3A championship series in Raleigh on Friday and Saturday. Check out our Facebook page for a photo gallery of the action from the West 3A championship: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150837185282934.411561.735393...
â€˘Â Former Newton-Conover basketball standout and current CVCC assistant womenâ€™s basketball coach Tisha England was inducted into the NAIA All-Time district Six basketball team.
â€˘Â CVCC respiratory therapy graduates earn their certifications. See their photo in Tuesdayâ€™s edition of The O-N-E.
â€˘Â Find out the hot reads for the summer with a little help from the Catawba County Library System.
â€˘Â The O-N-E Sports Editor Cody Dalton explores the Lady Tigers ongoing dream season in PERSPECTIVES. Also find out how the 2012 campaign season is heating up earlier than usual.