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Rabies Vaccination Clinic

There will be a Rabies Vaccination Clinic Sunday, May 28, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Hickory Police Department (East Front Parking Lot).  Rabies vaccination shots for dogs and cats will be $7.00 per animal and will be given by a local veterinarian. If your pet participated in this program last year bring paperwork and the pet will receive a three year rabies vaccine for $7.00.  Please have dogs on a leash and cats in crates.


Hickory Police Department, in conjunction with other Catawba County law enforcement agencies is launching a video to encourage peaceful interactions with agencies.  This joint endeavor follows an initiative that began with agencies in the New Hanover County and Wilmington, North Carolina area and is a statewide initiative for the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police.

Water remains safe after overflow

The City of Hickory had a discharge of untreated wastewater on 4/18/17 of an estimated 6,600 gallons near 11th Ave Circle NW. The untreated wastewater was discharged into Cripple Creek.

Samsung Assistance Workshop at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

A workshop focusing on Samsung phones and tablets will be offered at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m.  The first part of the workshop will cover some basics and then attendees will have the opportunity to ask what they specifically need help with during the second part of the class.  The workshop presenter is Andrew Smith, a Samsung Certified Trainer.

Growing a Green Future event returns to celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with family-friendly activities at the SALT Block during the “Growing a Green Future” event. This event will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., on the “Green” between the Arts and Science Center and the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library.

Laughter as Medicine Workshop at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Come learn how to laugh your way to a Happy and Healthy life at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.  Join Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Laughter Yoga Leader, Robyn Diamond, as she shows you the way to reduced pain, improved oxygen flow and a lighter outlook on the stuff that isn’t funny at all.  Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle and come with an open mind.  Diamond promises you an experience you won’t forget.

City of Hickory receives Excellence in Communications Awards

The City of Hickory was among 22 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the Tenth North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards. The city won two awards.

Hickory’s Communications and Marketing Manager, Dana Kaminske, elected President-Elect of state communicators’ organization

Communities across North Carolina gathered at the annual North Carolina City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Conference in Charlotte, April 5 through 7. At the membership meeting on Friday, April 7, Dana Kaminske, the Communications and Marketing Manager for the City of Hickory, was elected to the President-Elect position on the NC3C board for 2017.

Blue Ridge Conquistadors: 450th Anniversary of Joara and Fort San Juan at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Join Archaeologist Melissa Timo of Exploring Joara Foundation on Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library for a presentation on Pardo’s first fort, Fort San Juan

Friends of the Ridgeview Branch Library Hat, Purse and Accessory Sale

The Friends of Ridgeview Library will hold their “Gently Used” Jewelry & Accessory sale on Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ridgeview Branch Library. Shoppers will find a wonderful selection of new and gently used hats, purses, jewelry and scarves at affordable prices.   

All proceeds will be used to support summer programs for children and teens.


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