The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Jan. 25.

A Friday the 13th illness outbreak among Harbor Inn patrons has impacted at least 40 people, according to the county’s health department.

The O-N-E was first to report this story last week, and now some of the people who were sick are pointing fingers at the salad bar.

More details in Wednesday’s print an online editions of The O-N-E.

In Newton, thieves are stealing copper from empty warehouses, including one where more than $200,000 in wire was stolen. Now a $2,000 reward is available for information on the burglars.

Ex-NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield is back in court, and his attorneys say he failed a NASCAR drug test due to a mix of over-the-counter medications. Since he was booted from stock car racing, he has been charged with methamphetamine and theft charges in the Catawba County area. More online:

SPORTS: Newton-Conover’s Lady Red Devils deliver the Bandys Trojans their first loss in 18 games.

Other news featured in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E:

• The Photo of the Week features a special salute to an American hero:

• The O-N-E Prep Round-up delivers details on Tuesday’s wrestling and basketball action.

• SPORTS: Two Lenoir-Rhyne Bears earned pre-season tennis honors. Sign-ups are under way for spring sports at Shuford YMCA.

• Southern Pens Book Club is looking for new members.

• Catawba Valley Camera Club announces winners.

• Catawba Valley Community College announces a job fair.

• The O-N-E reporter Nash Dunn encourages readers to lift up all the dreamers on the PERSPECTIVES page, and when it comes to the education budget and taxes, it is guts versus political expediency in the state capitol.

Read these stories, the KIDS PAGE puzzles, games and information, all the specials at Honey’s IGA, classifieds, obituaries and more in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.