The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, Nov. 16

Twice a month, members of Catawba County’s homeless population play BINGO in hopes of winning basic hygeine and survival supplies.

In “Bingo Blessings,” The Observer New Enterprise delivers details on the regular games at Hickory Soup Kitchen as organizations throughout the county work to raise awareness of homelessness during Hunger and Homelessness Week.

The O-N-E’s Wednesday print and online editions also reports on how high schools in the Newton-Conover School System are increasing community bonds to help improve student success.

Leaders in the school system - as well as Catawba County and Hickory Public school systems - are also wrestling with school calendars to meet state instruction and training requirements. Read more in The O-N-E.

Other news in The O-N-E’s Wednesday edition includes:

• Results of last week’s municipal elections are official - and there are no outcome changes.

• Sewer line work in Newton has required a detour - details online and in The O-N-E print edition.

• There’s a new librarian for Conover and Claremont. Meet her inside The O-N-E’s Wednesday print edition.

• Find out what Newton City Council did during its Tuesday night meeting - ONLY online,

• PERSPECTIVES: A Newton citizen says U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry acts recklessly, and the congressman is facing a new challenger in Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy.

• SPORTS: The O-N-E Sports begins its Countdown to Tip-off” by examining the Newton-Conover High boys basketball team as the Red Devils start a new season with a new coach. Thirteen area soccer players earned all-conference honors in the Northwestern 3A/4A conference.

Be sure to pick up a copy of The O-N-E’s Wednesday edition for the “Things to Do” calendar, comics, the Kids Page, classifieds and obituaries.

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