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Thereâ€™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 enforcementâ€™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 www.observernewsonline.com. Thatâ€™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 Countyâ€™s community newspaper wonâ€™t join.
Do you agree with The O-N-Eâ€™s decision to refuse reporting of bomb hoaxes? Share your opinions in letters to the editor sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.observernewsonline.com includes:
â€˘Â 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 Mondayâ€™s three overtime battle online at www.observernewsonline.com.
â€˘Â 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 Countyâ€™s new assistant county manager and you can read more about her in The O-N-E.
â€˘Â 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 Carolinaâ€™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 www.observernewsonline.com for news developments throughout the day.