The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, March 1

Filing for Election 2012 is over, and races for Catawba County Commission, the N.C. House and Senate and even the state auditor’s office are full of contenders.

Get the complete rundown of candidates for the May 5 primary in the Thursday print and online edition of The O-N-E.

Catawba County students are exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through tours of the county’s hubs for those occupations. Find out about Maiden Middle School’s visit to Frye Regional Medical Center in The O-N-E.

A new partnership if focusing on helping Catawba County’s booming senior population - and their families and caregivers - about resources available. Find out about the Prime of Life senior expo.

• Fred T. Foard outlasts the Bunker Hill Bears in 11 innings Wednesday.

• Maiden’s Hannah Callahan pitches a not-hit shutout in Lady Blue Devils victory over Lincolnton. Get the complete high school sports round-up with the Prep Notebook:

• Conover police officer saluted by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

• Can your young baseball player pitch, hit and run? Hickory Parks and Recreation is holding a competition to test diamond skills.

• Newton is planning spring cleaning for the city’s cemeteries.

• Events focusing on county;s senior population are planned for near future. More details in Catawba County Public Information Officer Dave Hardin’s column on PERSPECTIVES. Also read N.C. opinions about how a shift in funding will help more at-risk young people.