The Morning Read: Wednesday, Jan. 11

Boys at Fred T. Foard High School threatened a girl with a noose this week, and Catawba County Schools' leader says the school "messed up" in the way it handled the situation.

More details available in The O-N-E's Wednesday online edition:

North Carolina is investing $5.3 million in Catawba County roads, including resurfacing projects in Newton, Conover, Claremont and Maiden. Find out which roads will get new paving in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E.

Also get an update on bridge repair projects affecting traffic on U.S. 70, N.C. 16 and I-40 in Conover.

A man was hospitalized after his moped sideswiped by a car in Newton.

Also in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E:

• Fred T. Foard fights off its rivals from St. Stephens in a close match on the wrestling mat:
• Game-goers for upcoming contests involving Newton-Conover and Maiden basketball teams can help support fundraisers student athletes are orchestrating.

• Be sure to se the photo of the week which captures the emotions of a young man who tragically ended the life of another person in a drunk driving incident:
• Is your favorite Republican candidate still in the race for the GOP presidential nomination? Vote in our Reader Poll.
• A Hickory man was arrested on cocaine distribution charges in Newton.

• Calling all young artists! Area chapters of the American Red Cross are looking for poster designs to help promote "Severe Weather Awareness." Find out to enter in The O-N-E.
• Robert Reed received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his work as a photojournalist.
• Habitat for Humanity gets a grant for green initiatives.

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