The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, Nov. 29

There’s a new emerging threat to education in Catawba County, and it has little to do with teacher lay-offs, school calendars or school system consolidation. Instead, this growing threat impacts students' ability to learn, educators' ability to teach, and law enforcement’s ability to provide security.

Read more about how bomb hoaxes are impacting schools in Catawba County in the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E available in print and online at That’s where you can also read what law enforcement and school leaders say about area media perpetuating the problem with news coverage - a trend that The O-N-E Publisher Michael Willard said Catawba County’s community newspaper won’t join.

Do you agree with The O-N-E’s decision to refuse reporting of bomb hoaxes? Share your opinions in letters to the editor sent to

This week a state law inspired by the gruesome death and dismemberment of Zahra Baker will take effect. See the Tuesday O-N-E to find out more details about the law drafted by the office of N.C. District 25 Attorney James C. Gaither Jr., as well as information about other new North Carolina laws that go into effect Thursday.

Other news featured in The O-N-E and includes:

• SPORTS: In a rematch from the N.C. 2A football playoffs, Maiden and Lincolnton battled again - this time on the hardwood. See the complete story of Monday’s three overtime battle online at

• Seven years after Mary Furtado listed Catawba County as her No. 1 choice for the government where she would like to work, her wish came true. Furtado is Catawba County’s new assistant county manager and you can read more about her in The O-N-E.

• PRINT EXCLUSIVES: A new salon is open in Conover and two Catawba Valley Community College students won a modeling competition. Parents with high school students can learn more about North Carolina’s Career & College Promise Program in an information session Dec. More details are available in The O-N-E.

Look for opinions, comics, obituaries, state and national sports news and more inside The O-N-E available throughout eastern Catawba County. Be sure to visit for news developments throughout the day.