The O-N-E Morning Read: Tuesday, May 29

About a thousand people lined U.S. 321 Business in Newton during the weekend. Most were protesting anti-gay remarks made by a Maiden preacher earlier this month.

A group of counter protesters also gathered to preach their perspective on what the Bible says.
The gathering was mostly peaceful, but a few people were ticketed for using loudspeakers and bullhorns during the event. That's against the law in Newton.

Meanwhile, police are investigating a suspicious fire at Providence Road Baptist Church - that's where the controversy originally started on Mother's Day.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page for photo galleries from the protest:

Claremont saluted its fallen veterans and troops who served in all conflicts Monday during a ceremony at the city park. Living veterans shared their stories of war and survival, and those in attendance remembered heroes lost in battle.

• American Legion Post 48 opened its 2012 summer season Monday. The O-N-E provides a season preview in its Tuesday print edition. The team opens its home season Tuesday at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds on U.S. 70. For the team’s roster, schedule and preview, pick up The O-N-E.

• Catawba Valley Community College is still alive in the Junior College World Series. The Buccaneers now have a rematch coming Tuesday against the team defeated them on Saturday. The winner plays on, the loser goes home. Read more about the Buccaneers in our online edition at

• Fred T. Foard’s softball team competes in the state 3A championship series in Raleigh on Friday and Saturday. Check out our Facebook page for a photo gallery of the action from the West 3A championship:

• Former Newton-Conover basketball standout and current CVCC assistant women’s basketball coach Tisha England was inducted into the NAIA All-Time district Six basketball team.

• CVCC respiratory therapy graduates earn their certifications. See their photo in Tuesday’s edition of The O-N-E.

• Find out the hot reads for the summer with a little help from the Catawba County Library System.

• The O-N-E Sports Editor Cody Dalton explores the Lady Tigers ongoing dream season in PERSPECTIVES. Also find out how the 2012 campaign season is heating up earlier than usual.