The O-N-E Morning Read: Thursday, May 31

Friends, family and co-workers in the Maiden community are mourning the death of a mother and child killed in a head-on collision Wednesday.

For more details on the tragic wreck and Tisa Michelle Strickland and her 13-month-old, see the Thursday edition of The O-N-E.

Vandals strike athletic facilities at Maiden High School.

Almost 40 Newton area merchants are planning a sidewalk sale for the weekend ahead.

That downtown area has been officially accredited by the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Main Street Program.

• Fred T. Foard’s softball team is getting ready to compete for the state championship, and the Lady Tiger “behind the dish” is a steady force in the line-up. Read more about Mackenzie Dziendziel in The O-N-E.

• Veteran staff returns to Greater Hickory Classic for 10th annual tournament this fall.

• Former Hickory Crawdad is the team’s 106th player to make the “bigs.”

• Don’t miss OUTLOOK which includes a feature focus on champion guitar player Ben Cockman as well as a look at The O-N-E’s annual Golf Guide.

• Students from Bandys and Maiden high schools are bound for Boys State and Girls State.

• N.C. House debates reduction in school cuts.

• Catawba County’s No. 1 recycle rank is a credit hard work from a lot of people according to Catawba County Public Information Officer Dave Hardin. Also on PERSPECTIVES, OUTLOOK Editor Barbara Burns reveals her affection for MoonPies.

• Do you agree with what Providence Road Baptist Church pastor Charles Worley said about homosexuals? This is your last chance to vote in the online poll:

• Find our what happened in the NBA playoffs, Major League Baseball yesterday and get an update on PGA golfer Tiger Woods at Memorial:

• Chinese nationals love U.S. colleges. Why?