I'm sorry if this has already been answered - I searched but could not find it.
Basically, I want to make a block which shows the full first post of a single topic. It will be a "welcome" block, essentially, but I want it always positioned above the main topics block, and I do not want it to be edited in ACP (rather, I want it to be a post my moderators could edit without going into ACP). I would like if it had the views/replies links as well. How do I do this?