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Deidra Lackey Memorial Park moves forward

Plans for the Deidra Lackey Memorial Park move forward, following Hickory City Council’s approval of the project concept and authorization of the upset bid process during the October 15 City Council meeting. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 8:50pm

Haunted Tales of North Carolina for Adults

Come to Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm for a Halloween tradition. Peggy Mainess will retell some of North Carolina’s most colorful spooky tales. From Wilmington to Cherokee, North Carolina is a treasure trove of ghostly lore. After hearing these tales, you may be a little apprehensive on dark windy nights.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 2:29pm

UFOs: Food for Thought presentation at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm for a discussion of the UFO phenomena with local resident, Mark Spencer. Mr. Spencer will give a presentation on the modern history of UFO sightings; the government connection with UFOs and alien encounters. Some of the topics and cases covered will include the Roswell Incident, Area 51 and abductions by aliens. During the presentation, he will add some of his own thoughts on the subject.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 2:26pm

Rug Concert with La Catrina Quartet at the Ridgeview Branch Library

Ridgeview Branch Library is pleased to host a free rug concert by the fantastic La Catrina Quartet. Music lovers of all ages, especially the very youngest, are enthusiastically invited to the music concert on Monday, October 28, beginning at 11 am.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

Fall Wings & Wheels Fly-In

Hickory Regional Airport will host a Fall Wings & Wheels Fly-In on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Pilots, aviation enthusiasts, and the general public are invited to spend the day at the airport enjoying helicopter and aircraft flights from JAARS, workshops with the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam), a vintage car show, food trucks, and tours of the Hickory Aviation Museum.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:03am

Miracle of Hickory Park Dedication

In special commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Miracle of Hickory, Hickory City Council recently approved renaming a portion of Jaycee Park as Miracle of Hickory Park.  A dedication ceremony will be held at the park on Friday, October 25, at 11 a.m. to unveil the new park signage, as well as reveal renderings of the new space for the Tower of Miracles monument and other park improvements to commemorate the historic event.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 9:02am

Couponing Workshop at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. for a Couponing Workshop.  This workshop will be led by Jenny Martin, author of SouthernSavers.com.  She will provide an in-depth look at various ways you can use coupons and save money.  Attendees will learn how to cut their grocery and household purchases by at least 50% (if not more!).

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:54pm

Hickory City Council approves $17M federal grant agreement

In a special called meeting on Wednesday, October 9, Hickory City Council approved a grant agreement with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the 2018 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant Award.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 2:23pm

“Joy Ride” sculpture finds new home at Hickory City Park

The City of Hickory Public Art Commission (PAC) will host a dedication ceremony for the newly-installed sculpture, “Joy Ride” by artist Corky Corrado, on Wednesday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m.  The nearly 9-foot-tall metal sculpture stands in the center of the circular drive at Hickory City Park and depicts a catlike figure riding a vintage bicycle.  

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 4:15pm

Firefighters to practice skills during training fire

On Saturday, October 5, Hickory firefighters will be conducting a live burn exercise, which consists of them burning a house.  The training exercise will be held at 1990 Startown Road and will allow firefighters from Hickory and surrounding fire departments to practice their skills.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 2:17pm

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