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City of Hickory presents Hickory 101

The City of Hickory is offering a five-week class, called Hickory 101, to give residents an opportunity to gain insight into the inner workings of local government.  Each week, participants will learn about City functions and tour various City departments, including the Police and Fire Departments, Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Parks and Recreation, Hickory Regional Airport, and Hickory Public Library.  The class will run each Thursday afternoon, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., from September 27 through October 25.  There is no cost to participate in Hickory 101, but interested parties must submit an application by Monday, August 27.  There are only a total of 20 spots available.  Applications are taken as first-come, first-served.  Additional information and applications can be accessed online at http://www.hickorync.gov/content/hickory-101-0

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 1:45pm

Robbery Arrest Made

Hickory Police make arrest in armed robbery that occurred on August 14, 2018.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 1:55pm

Corning Incorporated to invest $60 million and create 110 jobs as first tenant in Trivium Corporate Center

The City of Hickory, Catawba County, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced today that they have signed the first tenant for the Trivium Corporate Center, a 270-acre Class A business park to be built in southeast Hickory. Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) plans to build a cable manufacturing facility in the park for its Optical Communications business segment, creating  approximately 110 jobs over the next five years and investing $60 million in this location.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:27am

Financing Your College Education Workshop at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Explore the best options for financing your college education at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 10:00 am.  Skip Watts, Regional Representative for the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), will be on hand to examine all aspects of the college financial aid process.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:29am

“Let’s Talk About It” at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Hickory Public Library will again host the “Let's Talk About It” book discussion program at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library. The program features different topics and selections each year. The theme for this year's series is "Picturing America: Making Tracks". Space is limited so registration for the “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion program is required.  To register, call 304-0500 ext. 7235 or register in person at the Reference Desk at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library.  Upon registration, participants will be able to borrow the book for the August 28th program. Subsequent materials will be handed out at each session and materials for the current session will be collected.  Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 Street NE on the SALT Block.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:22pm

Vaya Health Programs for Older Adults at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Join us this fall at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library as we learn about mental health issues in older adults. The Vaya Health’s Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Team is offering free training opportunities with contact hours provided through the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR). They will provide five educational sessions from August through December.

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 1:45pm

Identify and Control Your Weeds at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Join Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director in a presentation about weeds in your garden at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.  Learn how to identify, avoid, kill, and in cases of the edible weeds, eat them.  This presentation is part of our Advanced Gardener series designed to help both beginner and advanced gardeners enjoy all of the health, enjoyment, and learning that comes from managing the home landscape and growing some of your own produce.  All presentations in the series are free and open to the public.

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 1:41pm

Yaidee Fox Credentialed by International Local Government Management Organization

Yaidee Castillero Fox, Assistant to the City Manager of the City of Hickory, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.  Ms. Fox is one of over 1,300 local government management professionals currently credentialed through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:23pm

State baseball tournaments held in Hickory: Hickory Little League team takes first-ever state title

The City of Hickory hosted the Tar Heel Leagues, Inc. State Baseball Tournaments this past weekend with 44 teams from across the state competing in the tournaments.  Congratulations to the Hickory Parks and Recreation Department Little League team for winning its first-ever state title in that division.  The Hickory Junior League team finished second in its division. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 12:37pm

NCLM CityVision Conference headed to Hickory

The North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) will hold its annual CityVision conference in Hickory from September 19 through September 21.  CityVision 2018, the League’s premier event of the year, will bring municipal leaders from across the state to Hickory to discuss topics affecting local government, like broadband and technology, infrastructure, branding, and grant funding.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 2:49pm

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