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Thanksgiving Office and Facility Closings, Garbage Pickup still Available

The City of Hickory will close its offices on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, but garbage and recycling pick-up will continue without interruption.

Lowes Food Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Lowes Foods Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in downtown Hickory at 6 p.m. Tree Lighting at The Sails on the Square to follow parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus, music by Hickory Music Factory, hot chocolate from Sheetz, while supplies last. Also, Taste Full Beans is offering 50% off all pumpkin and apple cider drinks tonight!Santa and Mrs. Claus, music by Hickory Music Factory, hot chocolate from Sheetz, while supplies last. Also, Taste Full Beans is offering 50% off all pumpkin and apple cider drinks tonight!  Downtown businesses will remain open through the Tree Lighting. Kick-start the holiday shopping with 20% OFF any one item (valid with coupon) in participating businesses. Get coupons during the Tree Lighting or in participating stores. Visit participating businesses to find holiday gifts!

Make a Relaxing Stress Ball at the Ridgeview Branch of the Hickory Public Libraries

The holidays are here and for many of us that means an extra helping of stress. Why not make your own squeezable stress ball to help you relax this holiday season? Come to the Ridgeview branch library on Thursday, November 30, at 4:00 pm and turn balloons and cornstarch into a soothing stress ball. All materials will be provided and there is no cost. Supplies are limited, however, so registration is requested. Grades 4 and up are encouraged to reserve their place as soon as possible by calling the Ridgeview Library at 828-345-6037.

Hickory International Council annual community grants

The Hickory International Council is currently accepting applications for grants of up to $500 for community organizations that provide programs supportive of the goals, purposes, and projects of the HIC. 

“Fast Pitch” event to help spark creativity in entrepreneurship

The City of Hickory is pleased to partner with Lenoir Rhyne University and the Hickory Crawdads for the second annual “Fast Pitch” event, as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration.

University City Commission

The University City Commission was created to ensure the viability of a strong local government and collegiate partnership between Lenoir-Rhyne University and the City of Hickory.

Information Sought

Monday, November 6, 2017, at approximately 7:44 p.m., Hickory Police Officers responded to 929 Main Ave SW in reference to a possible shooting.  Upon arriving officers located the victim, Michael Bryan Gardner of Granite Falls deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  This incident was subsequent to an altercation between Gardner and a known subject.  There have been no charges filed against the other subject at this time.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at (828) 328-5551 or contact Investigator Truesdell at (828) 261-2636.  You mail also email Investigator Truesdell at jtruesdell@hickorync.gov.

History Trivia at Ridgeview Branch of the Hickory Public Libraries

Hey, kids! Would you like a chance to show off your history knowledge? Ridgeview branch library is having a history themed Jeopardy-style game on Tuesday, November 21, beginning at 4:30 pm. We’ll play in teams and try to answer questions about North Carolina history, world history, music history and more.

Public input meeting for future Sandy Pines Park

In an effort to gather essential public input regarding the future Sandy Pines Park, a drop-in workshop is being held on Thursday, November 16 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Highland Recreation Center.

Hickory Crawdads and Texas Rangers press conference and celebration

In recognition of the Texas Rangers’ purchase of the Hickory Crawdads, a press conference and community celebration has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 14 at 11:15 a.m. at L.P. Frans stadium.


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