The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, Dec. 15

Catawba County is getting its first roundabout outside Newton-Conover City Schools’ new middle school. Find out why and how to navigate the new traffic circle only in the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.

Closure of Conover’s USPS mail processing facility has been put on hold - for now. The O-N-E reports this morning that the plant won’t close until May more details in the print editions and online,

In other news, Catawba Valley Community College now operates the Champions of Education, the non-profit organization strives to help education by fostering partnerships with the area’s business community. Putting those pieces together is a big part of solving the prosperity puzzle, leaders say. See more online:

More inside the Thursday edition of The O-N-E:

• OUTLOOK features the newest look at some of the county’s oldest memories, thanks to a new book produced by Conover resident Don Barker.

• Newton-Conover City Schools are adjusting to diversity.


• The O-N-E reports from the pool - Find out how Newton-Conover, Bandys fared in a Valdese swim meet. Complete results online:

• Maiden grad and Davidson stand-out has been selected to the Davidson hall of fame.


Conover’s Jerry Phillippi was recognized for earning his Eagle Award - 55 years after he received it. See his photo and read his story on the Your News page. Also in YN, Maiden announces its firefighter of the year.

• Outlook editor Barbara Burns explores the deeper meanings of Advent on the perspectives page, where U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry said his vote for a Republican measure will cut middle class taxes, while extending unemployment benefits and cut government spending. The bill approved Tuesday will also give the green light to a 1,700-mile oil pipeline.

See The O-N-E’s Thursday edition for comics, classifieds obituaries and community news, and visit for updates as news breaks throughout the day.