The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, March 28

Senior projects are soaring to innovative new in Discovery High School at Newton-Conover.

One year-long student effort resulted in an a new Android app. Another published a book online. Another senior’s online blog has attracted attention from Russia and Germany.

The senior projects have worked so well that Newton-Conover City Schools leaders are exploring an expansion of the portfolio- and resume-boosting efforts.

Get the complete story in Wednesday’s edition of The O-N-E.

The academic year won’t have additional school days in in the year ahead, but the start and end dates are still changing.

Catawba County Schools is asking state officials to eliminate revenue reversions like the process that cost the system $5 million last year.

• Hickory nets a pair of set piece goals to score a 2-1 win over Fred T. Foard.

• NASCAR is tweaking the All-Star race format.

• Get results from Tuesday’s high school sports action in the prep notebook:

• Did the “bounty-gate” scandal change your perception of the National Football League? Vote in the online poll.

• Details emerge in the Jet Blue pilot meltdown; Magic Johnson is buying the L.A. Dodgers; and a wildfire is raging in Colorado. Get the national news briefs in the AP Online video network, exclusively at

• Bandys High student Ryan Austin Hoilman is the Sherrills Ford Terrell Rotary Club’s Student of the Month.

• Seniors are Pinecrest independent senior living community donated more than $1,600 to the Outward Bound for Veterans program.

• Newton motorsports company expands, relocates. Details and a ribbon-cutting photo are in The O-N-E.

• N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis says that gay marriage in North Carolina is likely imminent, regardless of the outcome on a constitutional amendment vote in May. Also in PERSPECTIVES, The O-N-E reporter Nash Dunn outlines the value of cities and towns outlawing cell phone use by drivers.