The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, Dec. 20

With the holidays looming, tragedy is on the roadways of the Catawba Valley.

A Maiden woman was killed in a Sunday afternoon crash that involved a drunk driver, and two men were hospitalized after their speeding Corvette hit a Newton home and flipped.

Complete details on both these stories are inside the Tuesday print edition of The Observer News Enterprise and online at

The long-time leader of Newton-based Midstate Mills died suddenly on Saturday, and The O-N-E has details on Boyd Drum’s funeral arrangements as well as the current leadership of the 76-year-old company.

Also in the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E, find out more about a pair of Newton-Conover wrestlers who were suspended after a hazing incident that also forced the wrestling team to withdraw from a weekend tournament in Raleigh.

In other news featured in the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E:

• State investigators continue their probe of an Hickory police officer who shot a man during a traffic stop.

• Newton-Conover wrestling continues its undefeated streak with a victory of St. Stephens. Photo in the Tuesday print edition of The O-N-E, see complete results online

• Bi-Lo purchases Winn Dixie.

• A hearing as been set for the redistricting fight.

• Boys and girls basketball pairings are set for the Catawba Valley Classic next week.

• North Carolina’s House speaker isn’t shying away from questions, and readers can find out what sorts of topics Thom Tillis is facing on the Perspectives page. Also feature on The O-N-E’s opinion page, Pat McCrory says he is all in for the gubernatorial race, and O-N-E Sports Editor Cody Dalton said Christmas helps him find his inner child.

Pick up a copy of The O-N-E’s Tuesday edition for obituaries, comics, classifieds and more, and be sure to visit for breaking news as it develops throughout the day.