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Holiday office and facility closings

Dec 21, 2021 | Planning and Development , Library , Patrick Beaver Memorial , Ridgeview , Public Services , Parks , Collections , Communications , City Manager , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Holiday office and facility closings

In observance of the Christmas holiday, City of Hickory offices will be closed Thursday, December 23, through Monday, December 27. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, December 28, at 8:30 a.m. City offices will also be closed in observance of New Year’s Day on Friday, December 31, and will reopen on ...

Ribbon cutting for new Zahra Baker Message Center at Kiwanis Park

Oct 14, 2021 | Parks , Communications , City Manager

Ribbon cutting for new Zahra Baker Message Center at Kiwanis Park

The City of Hickory will honor Invisible Disabilities Week and celebrate the installation of a new message center at Zahra Baker All Children’s Playground at Kiwanis Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 21, at 5:30 p.m. Earlier this year, the City of Hickory partnered with the...

City of Hickory, NAACP task force work together to improve racial equity

Jul 19, 2021 | City Manager

City of Hickory, NAACP task force work together to improve racial equity

City of Hickory management met with members of the Hickory Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Equity and Inclusion Task Force on July 14 to collaborate and further discuss strategies to address racial disparities in upward economic mobility. City Mana...

Community survey for adults with disabilities

Jun 21, 2021 | Communications , City Manager

Community survey for adults with disabilities

As the City of Hickory continues work on the Community Enhancement Project for Individuals with Disabilities Study, adults (ages 18+) with disabilities are invited to provide their important feedback on resources and opportunities in Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, and Alexander counties. This survey w...

Strategies to address racial disparities in upward economic mobility

Jun 15, 2021 | City Manager , City Council

Strategies to address racial disparities in upward economic mobility

During the Hickory City Council meeting on June 15, City Manager Warren Wood provided an update on the Racial Disparities Report and outlined the next steps. After reviewing a timeline of previous work and a summary of the report findings, he discussed 10 initial strategies to address racial dispari...

CommScope, City of Hickory celebrate new public Wi-Fi downtown

May 27, 2021 | Communications , City Manager , Bond Information , Downtown

CommScope, City of Hickory celebrate new public Wi-Fi downtown

Visitors to Union Square in Downtown Hickory can now enjoy free public Wi-Fi thanks to a generous $275,000 product donation by Hickory-based CommScope. To celebrate the activation of the Wi-Fi service, the public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting and naming dedication for “The CommScope Stage...

Memorial Day office and facility closings, garbage pickup still available

May 25, 2021 | Planning and Development , Library , Human Resources , Finance , Boards and Commissions , Communications , City Manager , City Council , Recreation & Sports Tourism

Memorial Day office and facility closings, garbage pickup still available

Memorial Day office and facility closings, garbage pickup still available The City of Hickory will close its offices on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. City of Hickory offices will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, at 8:30 a.m. Other city department closings and/or schedule changes: ...

Hickory’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Recommended Budget

May 19, 2021 | Finance , City Manager , City Council

Hickory’s Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Recommended Budget

City Manager Warren Wood delivered his Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022 Recommended Budget to the Hickory City Council on May 18. The Recommended Budget totals $115,866,833 for all City operations, capital improvements, and debt service requirements for the upcoming year. This represents a 3.9 percent inc...

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc to invest $38.2 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 73 jobs in Trivium Corporate Center

Apr 12, 2021 | Economic Development , Planning and Development , City Manager , City Council , Bond Information

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc to invest $38.2 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 73 jobs in Trivium Corporate Center

The City of Hickory, Catawba County, and the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) welcome Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. as the fifth tenant in the Trivium Corporate Center. Gusmer Enterprises is headquartered in Mountainside, NJ with manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and California. ...

MetroNet and Hickory, NC Announce Partnership to Build 100% Fiber Optic Network

Apr 07, 2021 | Economic Development , City Manager , City Council

MetroNet and Hickory, NC Announce Partnership to Build 100% Fiber Optic Network

MetroNet and the City of Hickory today announced a partnership that will soon bring MetroNet’s 100 percent fiber optic internet, TV and phone to businesses and residents. As part of the agreement, MetroNet will invest more than $36 million in the city and surrounding community while bringing fiber-t...

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