The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Feb. 15

Maiden has a new football coach and both he and the “biggest little football town in the world” are expecting big things.

Find out more about Buddy King, as well as community and player reactions to the hire inside the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.

Catawba County’s justice center was full of love on Valentine’s Day. See The O-N-E to find out more this year’s rekindling of a Feb. 14 tradition thanks to the Catawba County Register of Deeds office.

Newton’s annual planning workshop begins today at 1 p.m. in the Newton Depot. The O-N-E has details on the agenda and topics of conversation city leaders will explore this week.

Parents of Newton-Conover City Schools students say they want their summers - and family time - protected, but school system leaders support the move to start the 2012-13 school year in early August.

• Hickory advances to the title game of the Northwestern 3A basketball tournament where they’ll face South Caldwell tonight at Hickory High.

• Boys and girls semi-finals in the Catawba Valley 2A Conference are set for tonight. Get details in The O-N-E.

• The O-N-E photo of the week spotlights the good deeds of Tuttle Elementary students.

• Have you voted in the online poll? Can you spot a counterfeit bill?

• The O-N-E was first to deliver news about Maiden High School's new football coach. Follow us on Twitter @TheONENews, find us on Facebook and visit to get breaking news updates throughout the day.

• Candidates are lining up to fill May’s Republican primary ballot. Find out more about the campaign message of incumbent Catawba County Commission candidate Barbara Beatty, as well as U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry and his challenger Ken Fortenberry.

• A $3,000 discovery is allowing an area artist to pursue his dream.

• A new appliance business is open in downtown Newton.

• Catawba Valley Community College is holding a seminar to help businesses better control their cash flow.