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Detours continue along Main Avenue NE

Hickory Sand Company, Inc. will continue installing a new water main along Main Avenue NE.  This water and sewer replacement project is in preparation for the City Walk.  The next area to be closed is Main Avenue NE, from 2nd Street NE to 1st Avenue NE.  This closure is expected to begin on Thursday, February 21, and remain in place for approximately one week, depending upon weather conditions.  Detour routes will be established and clearly marked.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 5:44pm

Titanic: Ship of Dreams program to be presented at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

On April 10, 1912, R.M.S. Titanic sailed away from Southhampton, England into legend. The ship struck an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912, leading to the death of over 1500 people. On March 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm, Dr. Melinda Ratchford will give you a glimpse into the world of Titanic. Titanic’s passengers included some of the richest people in the world. She was one of the most luxurious and largest ships ever built. Ratchford will share stories about the building, launch and sinking of Titanic as well as introducing listeners to some of the passengers. Dr. Ratchford will also bring her extensive collection of Titanic memorabilia.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:58am

Adult Education Programs at the Ridgeview Branch Library

The Ridgeview Branch of the Hickory Public Library is pleased to present several adult education programs throughout the month of March.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:01am

Cat in the Hat Party at the Hickory Public Library

In celebration of Read Across America Day, Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters are springing off the page and into the Hickory Public Library!  Don’t miss your chance to meet The Cat in the Hat (and some other crazy characters from the book) as they bring Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat to life in their own special, silly way.  This fun, interactive program features live actors, puppets, music, and audience participation!   Make sure to stick around after this fun, family program for photos and silliness during our exclusive Meet-and-Greet. Also, it wouldn’t be a party without a special birthday treat! What’s better than one party? Two! The Cat in the Hat will celebrate at the Ridgeview Branch on Friday, March 1 at 4 pm and again at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, March 2 at 2 pm.

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:46pm

Friends of Hickory Public Library Announce National Library Week Bookmark Contest

The Friends of Hickory Public Library is once again sponsoring its annual bookmark contest for children.  The contest is part of the library’s National Library Week celebration. Area children are invited to participate through their school, youth organization, home, or Patrick Beaver Memorial and Ridgeview Branch Libraries. All children in grades K-8 are eligible to submit one entry each. A winner will be chosen from each grade, and their bookmarks will be printed and used as the library’s official bookmark for distribution during the coming year. Prizes will be awarded to each winner. A selection of bookmark entries will be on display at both libraries during National Library Week, April 7-13. This year’s bookmark theme is “Libraries Lead.”

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:44pm

SilverSneakers® fitness program now available at Highland Recreation Center

The City of Hickory’s Parks and Recreation Department is now a proud partner of SilverSneakers®, the nation’s leading community fitness program designed exclusively for older adults.  Through this collaboration, Highland Recreation Center will now provide complementary memberships to members of the nationally recognized SilverSneakers program and offer older adults a way to increase their levels of physical activity while motivating them to remain active.

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 5:15pm

Arrest Made In Stabbing Case

Arrest made in stabbing case.

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 2:01pm

Local Author Application Available for First Friday Program at Library

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library hosts a First Friday with a Local Author program every month from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  The application for local authors interested in participating is now available.  This program offers local authors the opportunity to share about themselves, their writings, and their path to getting their work published with a small group of other like-minded community members.

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 9:10am

Hickory Awarded $400,000 Golden LEAF Grant

The Golden LEAF Foundation recently awarded a $400,000 grant to the City of Hickory for its economic development project with Isotopen Technologies Munchen AG (ITM) at Trivium Corporate Center.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 9:33am

Free Mental Health Training Sessions with Vaya Health

Please join us for two training sessions at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Wednesday February 20th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. VayaHealth’s Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team will present the first session at 10:00 a.m., which is “PTSD: Invisible Scars.” Team members will present relevant information pertinent to traumatic events and experiences. The second session at 11:00 a.m. is “Commonly Misused Medications: Understanding Medication Effects on the Aging Brain.”  This evidence-informed presentation identifies commonly misused medications among older adults. Participants also review risk factors, physiological differences related to aging and treatments and interventions.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 1:42pm


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