The O-N-E Morning Read: Good Friday, April 6

Claremont’s Ray Ball sometimes spends up to 60 hours a week working for Claremont Fire Department, but he never gets a paycheck. Read more about the military veteran and dedicated volunteer's service to his hometown in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry has renovated its thrift shop in a move to generate more revenue for the crisis assistance ministry in Newton.

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Hickory’s fire chief is retiring after 45 years of service with two fire departments.

• Former kickboxing and karate champion aims to teach area young people discipline and respect with in Moss Martial Arts Academy.

• Catawba Valley Community College added a North Gaston High senior to the volleyball for the fall season ahead.

• Newton-Conover’s state champion volleyball team is hosting a volleyball camp in May.

• North Carolina’s James McAdoo will return for his sophomore hoops season.

• Sherrills Ford man wins a guitar championship in South Carolina.

• A 5K race will benefit programs at Balls Creek Elementary School.

• A dance at Lenoir-Rhyne University supports child abuse prevention efforts.

• The O-N-E editor Matthew Tessnear details a black egg lurking in a colorful Easter basket on PERSPECTIVES, while Joseph P. Hester offers maxims to guide our moral lives.

• Four of Catawba County’s seven high schools will have new football coaches next year. Which of those coaches will have the most success? Vote in The O-N-E online poll:

• Find out about the latest criminal convictions from Catawba County courts:

• Lenoir-Rhyne’s softball team is back in the nation’s top 25. The Lady Bears have won 15 of their last 16 games:

• Keep track of action at The Masters and details from baseball’s opening day in The O-N-E’s national sports feed: