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Hickory Woman Charged With Habitual Larceny
44-year-old Cynthia Louise Harris, who is listed as a homeless person from Hickory, was arrested Thursday (December 13) by Hickory Police Officers. She's charged with felony habitual larceny.
Woman arrested after allegedly stealing packages from porches in Hickory
The Catawba County Sheriff's Office reports a woman arrested on Tuesday is accused of stealing packages from people's porches in Hickory, N.C. Deputies report, Summer Hatcher of Granite Falls, NC was arrested and charged with misdemeanor larceny (Caldwell) and two counts of misdemeanor larceny (Cata
Thrift store offers free visits with Santa
HICKORY — Santa Claus will be visiting 31 Thrift and More (formerly The Thrift Store at Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.
Five things to do this weekend, Dec. 14-16
Come out for some holiday-themed roller skating. Everyone wearing an ugly sweater or onesie will receive a free admission skate pass. Contact Skateland at 828-322-8824. When: Friday from 7-11 p.m.
UPDATE: Drivers escape serious injury in two-car crash
Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Burris Road and N.C. 16 in Newton Thursday afternoon, sending both drivers to the hospital. According to Newton Police Chief Tim Hayes, a Nissan minivan was traveling east on Burris Road when the minivan crossed the intersection and hit a Subaru crossover
Buzz Briefs: Musician Rick Simerly to perform at Olde Hickory Tap Room
HICKORY — On Sunday, Dec. 16 the Olde Hickory Tap Room will host world famous jazz trombone artist Rick Simerly from 7-10 p.m. for Christmas Jazz classics. Simerly is considered one of the top jazz trombonists in the world by "Jazz Times" magazine, and has performed with countless greats such as Fra
Column: Soup Kitchen at $6,200 of $10,000 goal
An anonymous donor promised the Hickory Soup Kitchen $10,000 if the organization could raise matching money by Dec. 31. I challenged Hickory Daily Record readers and the Greater Hickory community last week to help the Soup Kitchen meet that goal. You responded magnificently.
Video of Possible UFO Lights Off North Carolina Coast Now Going Viral
An unidentified flying object was just filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a fisherman on the North Carolina coast. According to ‘CRLarkin’, his video shows “Stationary orange lights in the sky. Seen east off of Cape Lookout on 11/13/18, roughly between 9-10PM Eastern.”
Cops for Tots Wish House rescheduled for this week
HICKORY — Due to inclement weather the Hickory Police Department Cops for Tots Wish House is being rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 13; Friday, Dec. 14; and Monday, Dec. 17. The Wish House will be open each day from 9 a.m. until noon and again from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at 131 Main Ave NE in Hickory. Any
Man Reported Missing In Catawba County
NEWTON, NC — Police are looking for a man who was last seen at his home on November 30th. Newton Police say Gary Johnson has had suicidal thoughts in the past and suffered with issues from substance abuse. Authorities say they’re not sure what Johnson may have been wearing when he disappeared or wha
Sex offender charged with assault
A registered sex offender living in Lincoln County has been charged with child sexual assault. On Nov. 30, Detective Kelsey Harrington began an investigation after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received information that Timothy Dwayne Self, 26, of Ritchie Road in Lincolnton, a registered sex o
The Hidden Mountain Park In North Carolina You’ll Want To Spend More Time In
We live in a big state with a multitude of hidden gems only the locals know about, and this charming mountain park is one of them! (Here are 10 more!) The next time you’re in or near Cashiers, be sure to check out this 13-acre park carved right into the middle of the community. Locals and seasonal r
Celebrate The Holiday Season With These Hickory Events
Hickory – In case you missed the event listing two weeks ago in FOCUS, here are the remaining holiday activities for the public in Hickory. Thursday, December 13, 6pm, Patrick Beaver Memorial Library.
Lake Norman restaurant health inspections – Week of Dec. 14
Health departments in Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln and Catawba counties inspected the following restaurants and food-service establishments Nov. 30 to Dec. 6:. • Chili’s Grill & Bar, 16633 Statesville Road – 96.5.
Man arrested after car break-ins in Union Square
Hickory Police arrested a man in Union Square on Friday morning for breaking into vehicles. Just before 1 a.m. on Dec. 8, police were notified of the incident, according to an arrest report.
Woman faces three larceny charges
A Granite Falls woman is charged with larceny in connection to the theft of a package in northeast Hickory near Kool Park Road and County Home Road, according to a release from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office.
Homegrown gifts include beer, soap, beef jerky
Footed glasses - $5 Six-packs - $10.99-14.99. 22-ounce bottle of The Event Horizon imperial stout - $20. DeFeet makes and sells custom socks. They're made from American wool and recycled polyester in the Hildebran factory, according to Rick Dickerson, DeFeet digital marketing manager.
Schools reopen in Catawba County after snowfall
Schools in Catawba County will reopen Thursday after missing three full days of school for bad weather. >> Hickory Public Schools is on a three-hour delay for students and two-hour delay for staff. Lunch will be served.
City works to repair waterline break
Cold temperatures caused a waterline break in Hickory on Wednesday. According to Assistant Public Services Director Shawn Pennell, the city was notified of the break in the 1000 block of 12th Avenue NW at around 10 a.m.
Roundabout: What’s happening Dec. 13-19
PPT youth present ‘A Christmas Story’ — Through Dec. 15. All the elements from the beloved motion picture on stage. Norvell Theater, 135 E Fisher St., 704-633-5471 piedmontplayers.com.