The O-N-E Morning Read: Wednesday, May 23

Controversy continues swirling around a Maiden church where the pastor called for gay people to be cordoned in an electric fence and eradicated.

Follow the story as it develops in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E, and see video from Pastor Charles Worley’s sermon online:

Newton-Conover High School is inching closer to hiring a new head football coach. Find out where school leaders are in the quest for the new Red Devil coach inside The O-N-E.

Newton-Conover Rotary Club saluted area leaders during the civic organization’s annual Rotary Night. Find out who won the club’s highest honors inside The O-N-E.

Catawba County’s top graduates gathered Tuesday, and you can see their photo. Be sure to look for The O-N-E’s special Catawba County yearbook 2012 featuring the graduates from all the county’s high schools. Call 464-0221 to pre-order our copy today!

• Fred T. Foard’s softball team keeps scratching and clawing to stay alive in the state’s softball championships. The Lady Tigers advance to the West 3A regional title series with a win Tuesday.

• The season ended for St. Stephens’ girls soccer team after a 1-0 loss to Charlotte Catholic on Tuesday.

• CVYSA’s 96 Blast Blue boys win state soccer cup, advance to regional championship next month.

• See photos of Catawba County Schools’ top seniors in our exclusive Facebook photo gallery:

• Don’t miss photos from Fred T. Foard’s softball victory Tuesday. The West 3A regional finalist is featured in another one of The O-N-E’s Facebook photo galleries:

• Tri-City Baptist Church pastor Rev. Ruffin Snow speaks to Claremont Lions Club.

• Concordia Lutheran Church and Christian Day school recently helped feed 600 families.

• Conover celebrates opening of SideTrax Café.

• CVCC graduate earns President’s Award.

• Catawba County manufacturer Von Drehle Corp. receives award for customer service, sales support and innovation.