The O-N-E Morning Read: Monday, Dec. 5

Law enforcement participating in a checkpoint for North Carolina’s “booze it and lose it” campaign didn’t have to look very hard to find one intoxicated motorist during the weekend.

He crashed right into the “BATmobile” in Newton early Sunday, and The O-N-E was first to report the bizarre drunk driving crash online at See the story online this morning, and be sure to visit The O-N-E’s website throughout the day for updates as they become available.

The economic development game is a competition in Catawba County and elsewhere, and one area real estate broker said one city in the region is leading the pack: Conover. Read more in The O-N-E edition on news stands today, and online at

The area’s Hmong population continues to celebrate the arrival of a new year, and Catawba Valley Community College is celebrating the culturally diverse student body that attends the school. See pictures and read the story only in The O-N-E.

Other news in The O-N-E available today in print and online includes:

SPORTS: The Carolina Panthers collected a big win and so did Clemson, while Appalachian State suffered a painful loss during weekend gridiron action. See complete game coverage online, That’s where you will also find a sports schedule for area prep teams for the week ahead. Check out The O-N-E print edition for details on the latest Fred T. Foard athlete committing to play college sports in Catawba County. Also see the complete football bowl line up here:

• Ex-NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield is still in the news, and he has hired an attorney - the same attorney representing one-time GOP District Attorney contender Shawn Clark in his extortion charges. Mayfield and Clark’s attorney also represented Duke Lacrosse rape case prosecutor Mike Nifong when he faced ethics charges.

•  Thieves stole $20,000 in fertilizer from a Sherrills Ford property.

• Area girl scouts earned Gold Awards.

• See the Perspectives page in The O-N-E for “truths” Santa from a child’s perspectives, as well as laurels and darts.

Be sure to visit for news updates throughout the day.