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Cat in the Hat party planned at library

HICKORY — In celebration of Read Across America Day, Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters are springing off the page and into the Hickory Public Library. Don’t miss your chance to meet The Cat in the Hat (and some other crazy characters from the book) as they bring Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” to life i


Portion Of Hickory Road To Be Closed For Water Main Installation

The installation of a new water main on Main Avenue NE in Hickory continues, and another portion of that road will be closed starting Thursday (February 21). Hickory Sand Company, Inc. will continue the installation this week. This water and sewer replacement project is in preparation for the City W


Buzz Briefs: New comedy production planned at Hickory Community Theatre

HICKORY — The central characters in “End Days,” a new comedy that examines human anxieties in the post 9/11 world, are the Stein family, who are each coping with their own fears in unique ways.


Long View Lions Club Team Bass Fishing Tournament, March 23

Lake Hickory, NC – The Long View Lions Club presents their 9th Annual Rotary Drill Classic Team Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 23rd from 7am until 3pm at the Lake Hickory- Wittenburg Access (GPS 89 Wildlife Access Road, Hickory, North Carolina. However, the Wittenburg Access is located i


Girl Scouts offer camping opportunities

HICKORY — With summer approaching, there’s still time to register for summer camp. Whether it’s horseback riding or canoeing, culinary or drama, there’s something for every girl in grades one through 12 at one of three Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont resident camps this summer – Camp Ginger


Program now available at Highland Recreation Center

HICKORY — Hickory’s Parks and Recreation Department is now a partner of SilverSneakers, the nation’s leading community fitness program designed exclusively for older adults. Through this collaboration, Highland Recreation Center will now provide complementary memberships to members of the nationally


Five things to do this weekend, Feb. 22-24

Camp overnight at the Catawba Science Center (CSC) with an evening of fun classes, including dissecting a sheep's brain and a planetarium show. Sleep among CSC's exhibit areas and wake up to a warm breakfast and more fun in the exhibit areas. This event is open to the public ages four and up. The cl


Registration Open For LRU & City Of Hickory’s Annual 5K On 3/23

Hickory – Lenoir-Rhyne University and the City of Hickory are proud to present the Fourth Annual LRU 5K, Saturday, April 6, at 8:30 a.m. The 5K is intended for community members of all ages and features prizes for top-finishers, refreshments, musical entertainment, and offerings from local business


NC man who escaped patrol car found 2 days later, still in handcuffs

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (WBTV) - The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said a Denver man who recently escaped custody while being arrested on multiple felony charges was apprehended two days later - and he was still wearing his handcuffs.


Have you received a phone call from 828-396-0000?

GRANITE FALLS, NC (February 20, 2019) — After hearing from some residents about unsolicited calls that they have received recently, we contacted CenturyLink to see if they could provide an explanation.


Genealogy Thursdays Returns To Patrick Beaver Library On Feb. 21

Hickory – Join Patrick Beaver Memorial Library genealogist Peggy Mainess on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 pm for the return of Genealogy Thursdays. This workshop will focus on using death records to further your family research.


Lion killed intern at No. Carolina zoo when gate was blocked, witness says in report

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A witness told authorities a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people cleaning an enclosure and begin a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner's report.


Gas Prices Skyrocket Across North Carolina; Prices in the High Country Hovering Near State Average

Gas prices are on the rise in the Carolinas and across the country. North Carolina’s $2.27 average is 12 cents higher than this time last week, four cents higher than yesterday and 16 cents higher than this time last month. South Carolina’s $2.12 average is 12 cents higher on the week and four cents


Zion Injured, Heels Knock Off No. 1 Duke....

Duke freshman Zion Williamson goes down with a knee injury Wednesday night against the Tar Heels. The Pioneers travel to Hickory for the Northwestern Conference semifinals this afternoon. A former Pioneer is now a head coach. For more on these stories, and more local and regional sports headlines, p


Intern killed by lion at North Carolina wildlife center was dragged around by her neck, fought back

The 22-year-old intern killed by an escaped lion at a North Carolina wildlife education center tried to fight off the animal as she was dragged around by the neck, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.


No charges, yet, in fatal wreck; Trooper says advanced unit called in to reconstruct crash

No charges have been filed in the motor vehicle accident that killed 27-year-old Hernan Cortez last week in Hickory. The crash is still being investigated by the State Highway Patrol’s Collision Reconstruction Unit, according to Master Trooper Jeffrey Swagger.


Concord Mills Mall evacuated due to fire

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - Concord Mills Mall was evacuated Wednesday after what officials are calling a “small fire.” According to the Concord Fire Department, the fire occurred in a back isolated corridor at the mall. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but the mall was forced to clos


Icy roads forecast for Wednesday

Commuters in the Hickory should watch for slick roads Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Catawba, Alexander, Burke and Caldwell counties that is in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Wednesday.


North Carolina transgender inmate denied move to women's prison

LILLINGTON, N.C. - A transgender woman convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite her repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.


Search for killer continues in double homicide investigation

Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman said there are no updates in the investigation of the murder of two men in Stony Point. “The investigation is ongoing,” Bowman said. Chad Lee Kennedy, 38, of the residence and Mark Jefferson Furey, 57, of Taylorsville were found dead at the residence on Mt. Wesl