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Book Walk plans approved by Hickory City Council

At its April 2 meeting, Hickory City Council approved to move forward with the selected alignment and presented plans for the Book Walk, as recommended by the Bond Implementation Commission. 

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 5:06pm

Schizophrenia: Psychosis and Antipsychotic Medications

Come to Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for two sessions about schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder that causes people to interpret reality abnormally. VayaHealth’s Geriatric and Adult Mental Health Specialty Team will teach us about schizophrenia and antipsychotic medications. People with schizophrenia experience delusions, disordered thinking, hallucinations, and disorganized behavior. Negative symptoms include being unable to function and care for themselves, loss of interest in activities and inability to experience pleasure.  The symptoms can be disabling and lifelong treatment is required.  

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:37pm

Growing a Green Future event returns with the STEM Trek! Science Festival

The “Green” at the SALT Block will simultaneously host two events, the tenth annual Growing a Green Future event and the second annual STEM Trek! Science Festival, on Saturday, April 13.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 9:07am

Downtown Construction Begins Next Week

Neill Grading and Construction, Inc., the firm hired by the City of Hickory, will officially begin Union Square renovations and streetscape improvements in Downtown Hickory next week.  However, downtown visitors may see activity and preparations for construction in the next few days.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:08pm

Armed Robbery - Cubbard Express

Hickory Police respond to an armed robbery at Cubbard Express.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 2:11pm

Small Business Programs at the Ridgeview Branch Library

Thinking about starting a small business but unsure of where to begin? Join us at the Ridgeview Branch of the Hickory Public Library on Monday, April 8 at 1 PM and Tuesday, April 9 at 6 PM to learn the basic steps to small business success. Have questions about how to write a business plan, establish a business structure, name your business, secure financing, incorporate, obtain licenses and permits, and how to perform market, industry, and demographic research? We have answers! Representatives from the City of Hickory will also be present to provide information and answer questions about the City’s Small Business Loan Program.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 11:28am

Organic Gardening Presentation at Patrick Beaver Memorial Lib

Join Dr. George Place, Catawba County Cooperative Extension Director, on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in a presentation about organic gardening and the various ways to manage pests, kill weeds, prevent diseases, and deliver needed plant nutrition to your garden.  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.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 11:24am

Hickory Public Library funds Imagination Library subscriptions for Hickory children

Hickory Public Library will provide $12,500 to the Catawba County Partnership for Children’s Imagination Library program.  This contribution will fund Imagination Library subscriptions for 500 children to ensure that all 1,200 enrolled children in the Hickory city limits can receive books in the mail.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 9:22am

Firefighters Will Be Checking City Hydrants

During the next several months, firefighters will implement the annual hydrant inspection and maintenance program throughout the City of Hickory service area.  During this process, firefighters and public utilities personnel will be working very close to busy streets while actually flowing water from hydrants. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 4:13pm

Hickory launches interactive, virtual tour - MyHKY.com

The City of Hickory is excited to launch MyHKY.com, a new economic development online tool to market Hickory and the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton MSA (metropolitan statistical area).  To experience the interactive, virtual tour, please visit www.MyHKY.com

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 3:10pm


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