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Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland and Executive Director of Economic Development Susan Fleetwood presented awards last week to 15 North Carolina Main Street program participants. The city of Hickory and its project partners received the Award of Merit for Best Historic Rehabilitation Project for the transformation of the Lyerly Full-Fashioned Mill into the corporate campus of Transportation Insight.

Make Your Own Jewelry at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Registration has begun for a jewelry making class for adults at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, April 1st.  The same class will be offered first at 9:00 a.m. and then again at 1:00 p.m.  Please sign up for only one of the classes offered on that day.

During the class, participants will learn how to create a beautiful forged aluminum pendant.  Tools and materials are included.  No experience necessary.

Hickory officials meet with federal legislators

Mayor Rudy Wright, Councilman David Zagaroli, Councilman Hank Guess, Interim City Manager Andrea Surratt, and Governmental Affairs Manager, Yaidee Fox traveled to Washington D.C. for a day trip on Thursday, March 23.

Community Relations Council promotes positive human relations through annual awards program

The City of Hickory Community Relations Council is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Human Relations Awards.

Balance & Harmony Presentation at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Life is out of control. The world goes more places, spends more money, and works more hours. Do you find yourself:

Spring Bark Week “FUNdraiser” Double Dog Dare Challenge

The City of Hickory Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite local companies, professional organizations and associations to participate in our inaugural Spring Bark Week “FUNdraiser” for the Humane Society of Catawba County.

Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Provides Concert at Library

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m.  New York City’s Fletcher is touring nationwide to promote his newest CD released in September 2016.  He is also preparing for his next appearance at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York City in May 2017.  Fletcher’s concert will offer a mix of standard classical guitar pieces, new music, and transcriptions of pieces from composers such as Satie, Dowland, Llobet, and Segovia.

Public Art Commission to hold ribbon cutting for new sculptures

The Hickory Public Art Commission invites the public to attend a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library  to celebrate the installation of two new sculptures in the library’s reading garden.

Hickory Police Career Open House

Honesty, integrity, dedication, selflessness, Professionalism, Accountability, Compassion, and Teamwork.  If these words describe you, the police department is waiting for you.  Whether you are looking to start a career, change careers or explore a new area, you are invited to attend Career Open House on April 5, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm at the Floyd W. Lucas Jr., Police Headquarters.

City prepared for possible winter weather

The City of Hickory’s Street Department is busy preparing for the winter weather.  Snow plows and spreaders are being prepared and crews are on stand by for whenever they may be needed on Saturday evening or Sunday morning to begin the cleanup efforts.


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