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Henry Fork River Regional Recreation Park and Boardwalk Reopen

Henry Fork River Regional Recreation Park and the boardwalk at Glenn C. Hilton, Jr. Memorial Park have been reopened.  All City parks are now open.  However, the following park amenities remain closed until further notice:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:34pm

State of Emergency Terminated

Mayor Hank Guess terminated the state of emergency declared for the City of Hickory in response to the recent flooding event, effective 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 2:08pm

City Parks Reopen

All City of Hickory parks have been reopened, with the exception of Henry Fork River Regional Recreation Park.  In addition, several park amenities remain closed until further notice.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 5:47pm

Water remains safe after overflows

The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater on 06/09/19 of an estimated 185,000 gallons at 2061 Snow Creek Road.  The untreated wastewater was discharged into Snow Creek.  The City of Hickory also had a discharge of untreated water on 06/09/19 of an estimated 78,000 gallons at 310 Cloninger Mill Road.  The untreated wastewater was discharged into Falling Creek.  The City of Hickory had an additional discharge of untreated wastewater on 6/10/2019 of an estimated 80,000 gallons at 12th Avenue SE.  The untreated wastewater was discharged into Clark Creek.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 4:41pm

Sails Original Music Series Presents Tunes in Trade Alley

The Sails Original Music Series will present “Tunes in Trade Alley” this Saturday, June 15, in Downtown Hickory.  Come out to Trade Alley in the heart of Downtown Hickory for a little bit different Sails Music experience and an entire afternoon of original music.  Three bands will be featured at the Saturday event, with shows at 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 8:49am

City Parks Closed Monday, June 10

All City of Hickory parks will be closed on Monday, June 10, in order for City staff to fully inspect park areas to ensure the safety of visitors.  Recreation centers will operate on normal hours.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 6:25pm

Inclement Weather Updates - 6.9.2019

Since Friday afternoon, the City of Hickory has experienced prolonged periods of heavy rainfall, resulting in flooding and flash flooding in some areas.  In response, Hickory Mayor Hank Guess declared an official state of emergency within the City of Hickory, effective 9 a.m., on Sunday, June 9.  Flooding in the City has resulted in significant infrastructure damage to streets, bridges, and other public infrastructure, as well as citizens being displaced from their homes.  Read the full article for more details.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 4:59pm

City of Hickory declares official state of emergency

The City of Hickory declared an official state of emergency on Sunday, June 9, in response to flooding and flash flooding, which has resulted in significant infrastructure damage to streets, bridges, and other public infrastructure, as well as citizens being displaced from their homes.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 9:31am

Summer Learning for Adults at Hickory Public Library

The excitement for summer learning has expanded to include adults at Hickory Public Library from June 15 – August 24, 2019.  The 2019 theme “A Universe of Stories” encourages adults to experience the joy of learning and reading with astronomical influences.  Reading relieves stress, strengthens the brain, and builds empathy.  Learn new things or expand your knowledge of current interests this summer for free with library materials and library programs.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 1:25pm

Suah African Dance Theatre Performance at the Drendel Auditorium

Join Patrick Beaver Memorial Library at the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. for an edutainment program presented by the Suah African Dance Theatre.  This program will give you the chance to learn more about the West African culture through diverse music and dancing.  The Suah African Dance Theatre is a professional touring African drum and dance company based in Greensboro, NC.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 12:11pm

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