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Ancestry.com Research Help Appointments Available at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is offering one-on-one sessions for those interested in learning the basics of Ancestry.com on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 1:00-4:00 PM. Topics to be covered include searching Ancestry.com, search strategies, available types of records, and more.

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 1:15pm

TAB Movie Day at the Ridgeview Branch Library

Grab your pillows and blankets and join the Ridgeview Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for a special movie screening on Saturday, February 24, beginning at 1 pm. The movie this month will be Lady and the Tramp and is open to individuals ages 10-14. Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 11:15am

Hickory’s on the rise: Ranks No. 3 “biggest gainer” in new economic growth study

Hickory’s economy is rapidly growing, according to a new study cited by USA TODAY.

Hickory, N.C. is ranked the No. 3 “biggest gainer” of 2017, after rising 64 places to No. 103 on Milken Institute’s list of Best-Performing Cities in America.  Milken Institute’s annual report analyzes economic trends and dynamics shaping American cities and highlights the factors driving innovation and growth across the nation.

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 11:00am

Hickory ranked among safest cities in North Carolina

The City of Hickory is ranked the No. 20 safest city in North Carolina, according to SafeHome, a professional review site dedicated to making communities safer.  With a safety score of 64.06, Hickory is noted to have exceptionally low violent crime and property crime rates, as well as the best citizen-to-officer ratio among North Carolina’s top 25 safest cities.

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:45am

Viewmont Business Association celebrates 2017 and holds its first meeting for 2018

The Viewmont Business Association (VBA) will hold its first Business Meeting of 2018 at on Wednesday, January 17.  Viewmont Business Association is hosting a Social to kick-off the new year and celebrate 2017!  Viewmont businesses are invited to Hops and Grapes (2420 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601) for some food, drinks, and networking.  The Social starts at 6:00 p.m.  There will be a very short business meeting to elect the 2018 officers.  This is a free event and open to members and non-members.  RSVP are taken at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1605199149546392/.

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:45am

Miracle on the Hudson Survivor to Speak at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

On Monday, January 22nd at 6:00 pm join us at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library to hear Beth McHugh share her experience as one of the survivors of the Hudson River crash of US Airways Flight 1549.

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:30am

Hickory International Council to present international relations seminar

Our planet is powered by global human relationships. Hickory International Council, a municipal commission of the City of Hickory, is pleased to present a public dialogue that will showcase the importance of relationships across countries through various perspectives: political, historical, and economic. The event will take place on February 8 at 7 p.m. at the SALT Block’s Drendel Auditorium.

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

Genealogy Thursdays Workshop: Southern Ancestors in Freedman’s Bureau Records

Join genealogist Peggy Mainess on Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 pm for a workshop on material available through the Freedman’s Bureau Records.

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Family Budgeting Workshop

Please join us on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library at 10:00 am to learn how to create a solid budget for you or your family.  The library is sponsoring this free seminar in partnership with BB&T, a leading financial institution in our area.  Presenter Cheryl Sherrill is a BB&T Market Leader with years of experience helping people meet their financial goals.  We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to improve your financial future!

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 9:45am

Animal Cruelty Update

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Hickory Police arrested Daniel Dawarren Pride of Hickory with 33 felony counts of Animal Cruelty; Possession of Firearm by Felon; Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana; Maintain Vehicle/Dwelling Place for Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Charges stem from an incident today at 535 7th Avenue Place SW, Hickory, NC.  Pride is being held on $103,000 bond at the Catawba County Detention Facility.  Investigation is continuing.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Hickory Police at (828) 328-5551.  You may also contact Sgt. Miller by calling (828) 261-2605 or by email lmiller@hickorync.gov.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:45pm


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