The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Jan 18

Conover firefighters found a man dead inside a burning vehicle Tuesday morning. Get all the current details in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E, and visit for updated information as it becomes available.

The O-N-E was first to report Newton leaders’ vote to relax rules for temporary signs promoting special events for businesses and civic clubs. The decision was divided and one city planning commission member said “unlimited signs will lead to a trash-dump-looking city.”

See the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E for complete details.

A recently re-elected Maiden Town Council resigned unexpectedly this week. Why? Details in The O-N-E.

The region is manufacturing momentum when it comes to welcoming home traditional industries returning from China.

These stories and more in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.

• St. Stephens’ boys pow-wowed their competition from Watauga in hoops action. An area volleyball team collected a tournament championship. See Carolina Select Volleyball’s 13 Black Team in The O-N-E.

• Don’t miss the photo of the week.

• See game results in The O-N-E and the prep sports wrap-up online:

• A teenage mayor conducts his first city council meeting. Sarah Palin says she’d vote for Newton Gingrich in S.C. A smoke bomb hits the White House. Get the daily news round up in The O-N-E’s video feed.

• It isn’t an illusion. Hickory native Sammy Cortino will appear - and then disappear - at Newton’s OPOP.

• A Northview Middle school Student wins a MLK Jr. essay contest.

• Recent achievements, promotions and hiring news featured on BUSINESS.

• N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue wants to dedicate a “fraction of a penny” for progress and education in the state. The O-N-E reporter Nash Dunn urges government and business leaders to take more chances to retain young people in the county. Read more on PERSPECTIVES.