The O-N-E Morning Read: TGIF, Feb. 17

Churches are victims of a burglary spree in Conover, but in most cases thieves aren’t taking anything of real value.

They are ransacking offices and breaking windows, however, and police are warning citizens to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

More details in the Friday edition of The O-N-E.

There’s good news in the Denver area. The O-N-E was first to report details on a Chinese company’s plans to bring a north American headquarters to North Carolina along with at least 600 jobs.

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Newton-Conover City Schools health science high school has a new name aimed at better portraying the focus of the unique learning place.

Investments in dispatch and records technology will help streamline police work in Newton.

• Tonight’s Catawba Valley Athletic Conference girls tournament title game is set after the defending CVAC champions from Bandys defeated East Burke last night.

• Newton-Conover’s boys were bounced from the CVAC tournament by East Burke. The Cavaliers will take on West Caldwell tonight.

• Would you rather see Catawba County schools start the academic year in early August or late August? Vote in the online poll.

• What happened in the boys and girls CVAC tournament semifinals last night? Get the action in The O-N-E game blogs. Follow tonight’s action at
BOYS: East Burke v. Newton-Conover:
GIRLS: Bandys v. East Burke:

• With North Carolina’s individual wrestlingin championships starting Saturday, six Catawba County grapplers are seeded in the top four in 2A and 3A weight divisions.

• Wells Fargo donates ponies to Sipe’s Orchard Home.

• A couple discovered new love at Abernethy Laurels.

• Palliative Care Center and Hospice of the Catawba Valley trained new volunteers. Also find simple ways to save money in HEALTH.

• A district judge announces his re-election campaign and The O-N-E editor Matthew Tessnear has trains running through the middle of his dreams on PERSPECTIVES.