The O-N-E Morning Read: Monday, Jan. 9

Catawba County Schools is going to spend at least $10,500 for help is searching for a new leader to replace outgoing superintendent Glenn Barger. Details only in The O-N-E:

Catawba County is looking for citizen input as it plans a new library for Sherrills Ford:

What’s on deck for Catawba County prep athletes this week? Find out online:

In other news featured in The O-N-E’s print and online editions:

• How do readers stand on New Year resolutions? Find out in The O-N-E’s print edition on newsstands Monday morning.

• A United Church Homes and Services (UCHS) leader reaches a career milestone after he started at Abernethy Laurels in 1977.

• O-N-E Publisher Michael Willard reminds Newton’s leaders that the best swimming pool is somebody else’s.

• See the first baby of 2012 on The O-N-E’s LIFE Etc. Page. Don't forget to submit photos of your babies - and pets - for the cutest babies contest. Email pictures to

• The O-N-E first reported the winner of Catawba County Spelling Bee on Friday. See photos of the winner and runner-up.

• N.C. Highway Patrol Troopers shoot and kill a man after they say he fired at them:

• A painting of Zahra Baker will serve as a reminder of duty for Hickory Police:

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