The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, Dec. 13

Catawba County’s Christmas Bureau is delivering a happy holiday for families throughout the Hickory Metro. Find out about how the annual event operates so smoothly - and the people who dedicate themselves to its mission - inside The O-N-E’s print and online editions.

A man stopping to pick-up pizza in Claremont walked away from his running car, and came back to find an empty parking police. Police found the car Monday, but they are still looking for the joy-riders. Details only in The O-N-E print edition.

Also in Tuesday’s O-N-E readers will learn about Shurtape CEO and president Jim Shuford’s gift to the Zahra Baker playground.

Other news in Tuesday’s print and online edition,

• Have you voted in the reader poll? Visit to share your opinion on whether permitted handguns should be allowed in public parks.


• Newton City Council meets tonight, and the agenda includes installation of the city’s first female mayor. See for details and visit The O-N-E online tonight to find out who is appointed to fill Mayor-elect Anne Stedman’s vacant council seat.


• TONIGHT: The Devils duel in Newton as Maiden and Newton-Conover begin conference basketball action. Check out The O-N-E sports schedule to find out when your favorite athletes will be in action:

• Prep wrestling polls feature three Catawba County teams in the top 5 of their division.

• Area golfers are in fine form at one of the state’s top junior golf tournament.


• The Fred T. Foard JROTC Tiger Battalion Raider Team won first place in a recent regional championship. See the team’s photo and find out who it includes in The O-N-E’s Tuesday edition.

• A man was hospitalized after a Monday morning wreck that closed Thornburg Drive.

• See the Things to Do calendar for activities set throughout the county this week.

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