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Suitcases filled with research, empathy; Students create club in aftermath of school project to help establish refugee businesses  Hickory Daily Record

Students at Hickory High School are learning about refugees though a new project involving research, art and technology — and suitcases. Lisa Camichos, the ...

2 guns, 24-pack of beer found in Hickory High student's vehicle  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — A Hickory High School student is suspended after bringing alcohol and firearms on campus, Director of Communications for Hickory Public Schools ...

DAR chapter presents Good Citizen Awards  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — The John Hoyle Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently announced this year's DAR Good Citizen Awards.

Hickory High seniors experience NC Governor’s School  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Three rising seniors at Hickory High School are attending the prestigious Governor's School of North Carolina.

Hickory High class of 1968 has 50-year reunion  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — The Hickory High School class of 1968 held its 50-year reunion on Sept. 29 at the Catawba Country Club.

Police search for Hickory High threat writer; attendance less than 50 percent Friday  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Hickory police continue to investigate two threatening messages found on bathroom walls in Hickory High School Tuesday afternoon. As the ...

Annual car show benefits Hickory High band  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — The Hickory High School Band will present its “Cruizin to the Beat” car show at Hickory High School this Saturday, April 21.

Hickory High School class of 1949 celebrates 69th reunion  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Members of the Hickory High School class of 1949 recently met at Captain's Galley to celebrate their 69th reunion. They were welcomed by class ...

'Don't come to school on Friday:' See the threats that sparked police investigation at Hickory High  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Two threatening messages were discovered Tuesday afternoon by Hickory High School personnel in at least one school bathroom, according to ...

Hickory High junior earns Eagle Scout rank  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — McClellan “Mac” Johnson was awarded his Eagle Scout rank April 7 at H.M. Arndt Middle School, the site of his Eagle project.

Local Roundup: Hickory High breaks ground on soccer, softball facility  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Hickory High School broke ground this week on a multipurpose facility for its soccer and softball complex, according to a press release from Hickory ...

Hickory High class of 1958 has reunion  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — The Hickory High School class of 1958 held its 60-year reunion at Market on Main on Sept. 22, with 46 class members and their guests in ...

Police: Guns, Knives, Beer Found in Student's Car  U.S. News & World Report

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Police say a student has been caught at a North Carolina high school with guns, knives, ammunition and beer.

Look Who's Here: Hickory mom returns home from the Middle East, surprises daughter at school  Hickory Daily Record

Laura Fleenor surprised her daughter Anna Grace Fleenor at Hickory High School Friday afternoon. Laura Fleenor had just returned from a tour in the Middle ...

Seniors + chalk art = tradition: Parking space ritual involves more than 50 12th-graders  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — When you are a senior at Hickory High School you get a unique opportunity to display your artistic talent — in your parking space.

School presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Hickory High School is presenting “Little Shop Of Horrors,” a frightful comedy rock musical composed by Alan Menken and written by Howard ...

One year later: Cancer fighter crowns new homecoming queen  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Virginia Tanner returned to Hickory High School on Friday to hand over her crown to the high school's new homecoming queen.

Center to host annual holiday parade for the community  Morganton News Herald

Residents and staff at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center are getting ready to kick off the Christmas holiday with an event that has become a fun tradition in ...

A tough lesson at Hickory High  Virginian-Pilot

In a two-day program at Hickory High last week, juniors and seniors got a rude awakening about the results of bad decisions regarding teenage drinking and ...

Dylan Tashjian is creative, into drama and focused on giving back  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — As a freshman at Hickory High School, Dylan Tashjian's interest in the arts was sparked by working in the school's theater, choir and show choir.

Students hope kindness bubbles up across district  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Hickory Public Schools recently initiated a new system-wide kindness project, meant to encourage a more positive social atmosphere in each ...

New academic year brings new safety protocol for all three Catawba County school systems  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Schools used to be nearly sacred places.

Prep Hoops: Hickory boys and girls sweep West Caldwell in conference challenges  Hickory Daily Record

LENOIR – If it was an ill wind that blew the Hickory High School boys and girls basketball teams into West Caldwell on Friday night, both Red Tornadoes squads ...

Two years of school and then a job: Students get a hands-on look at career opportunities that do not demand a four-year degree  Hickory Daily Record

One student snapped photos at a crime scene. Another read X-rays looking for broken bones or bullets.

Hickory Public Schools Board of Education approves mascot, sports complex  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – The Hickory Public Schools board helped usher in new eras for Southwest Primary and Hickory High School during Thursday's work session.

Wilmington football team ready to open state playoffs  New Castle News

One championship journey was successfully completed for the Wilmington High football team.

Prep Blitz: Hickory High School looks to end home woes in tonight's homecoming game  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Home hasn't been kind to Hickory High lately.

Former Hickory High School basketball, football player soaks up overseas career  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Basketball has been Trevin Parks' ticket to the world.

Catawba County Restaurant Inspection Scores, May 29-June 4  Hickory Daily Record

The highest: Camp Dogwood, 7062 Camp Dogwood Drive, Sherrills Ford; and Hickory High School, 1234 3rd Street NE, Hickory, each scored 100/A.

Coach Stone brings excitement, expectations to Hickory High School football program  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – For a program that has won just four games in the past three years, there sure is a lot of buzz on the Hickory High School practice field.

Hickory High School introduces new wrestling coach  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Hickory High School has found its new wrestling coach in Tim Correll.

VIDEO: Community gathers to march against gun violence  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY—On March 24, over 300 children, teens and adults of all ages, genders, races and political affiliations gathered at the YMCA Teen Center in Hickory ...

Prep Blitz: Hickory High School looks to get used to success, aims for playoff appearance  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Winning can feel strange when you're so accustomed to its opposite.

Former NBA player talks addiction with students  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Chris Herren wants kids to know he knows what they're going through.

Driven by fear, exasperation, fed-up students take a stand  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — March 24 will mark a month and 10 days since 17 people died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., at the hands of their ...

Hickory High Key Club to honor teacher with lung cancer research fundraiser  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY— Helen Devlin has never smoked a day in her life, but that didn't prevent her from developing lung cancer.

Foundation board announces scholarship recipients  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — The board of directors of the Patrick Beaver Scholarship Foundation Inc. announced its college scholarship recipients.

Former Hickory High coach lands in Hall of Fame  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Former Hickory High School football and women's basketball coach Dave Elder finally has his name among the elite men and women who have ...

Gallery: First day of school photos (our gallery is growing!)  Hickory Daily Record

It's the first day of school. Send us your photos and we will include them in this online gallery. Email the photos to to be included in this ...

Hickory High School hires Russell Stone as new head football coach  WBTV

After going 4-29 in the last 3 years, Hickory High School has hired coaching legend Russell Stone as their new head football coach to try and turn the program ...

Bomb threat at Fred T. Foard High School determined to be false  Hickory Daily Record

NEWTON – Administration officials at Fred T. Foard High School received notice of a bomb threat made against the school Thursday, according to an email from ...

Hickory advances to Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic final  The Observer News Enterprise

The No. 6 seed and defending Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic champions, Hickory High School baseball team defeated No. 2 seed Bunker Hill with a ...

Exceptional Children: Hickory High School student battles barriers  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Maryann Gay said she couldn't be more proud of her 16-year-old son Kameron.

Hickory High class of 1962 has reunion  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — The Hickory High School class of 1962 celebrated 55 years on May 20 at Catawba Springs Club House.

Hickory High School athlete becomes 1st to earn girls lacrosse scholarship  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Since she was 5 years old, Victoria Eckard has had basketball in her blood.

Hickory High School senior focuses on recovery after cancer diagnosis  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Virginia Tanner knows what a tough road ahead looks like. The 17-year-old senior at Hickory High has spent years competing as a runner in track, ...

Former NBA star to speak about addiction, self-harm at public event  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Addiction does not discriminate. After one of their children was exposed to narcotics four times due to surgery from sports injuries as a teenager, Dr.

25th Judicial District Court Candidates  Hickory Daily Record

Among district court judges there is only one contested race.

Hickory High School girls golf taking shot at state title  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – For the next two days, Red Tornadoes junior Anna McDonald will play for one of the few titles missing from her high school trophy case – a state.

DAR chapter honors outstanding students | News  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — The John Hoyle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently held its April meeting and announced this year's winners of ...

Catawba County girls high school basketball preview 2018-19  The Charlotte Observer

Here is a preview of Catawba County girls high school basketball with players, teams to watch, notes and can't miss games.

Former Hickory Springs CEO talks journey through music, business  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Don Coleman and wife Toni moved to Hickory in 1969 when he accepted a job as a teacher at Hickory High School leading the music program.

Catawba County United Way welcomes new board members  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Catawba County United Way welcomed six new members to its board of directors and has announced its new officers. The group was introduced ...

Hickory Elks honor students, public servants, veterans  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Hickory Elks Lodge held its annual Americanism Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 3. The event, sponsored by the lodge's Americanism ...

Hickory High graduates come home to tour their town 50 years later  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Members of the Hickory High Class of '65 stared out the windows of their charter bus at a pair of twin cities – the Hickory of 50 years.

Local Roundup: CVCC’s McCaskill signs with Fayetteville State  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball player Nikkyana McCaskill has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her career at ...

Boiler malfunction prompts temporary evacuation at Hickory High School  Virginian-Pilot

The school was evacuated for fear of a gas leak, but the source turned out to be an HVAC boiler, said Capt. Scott Saunders.

Hickory High one of 7 schools in Virginia to earn Blue Ribbon status  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory High School was recently recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for maintaining academic ...

Hickory High coach won't reveal why he resigned  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY, N.C. – Hickory High School's football coach is out.

Hermitage Light Parade winners announced | News |  New Castle News

These are the winners announced by the city of Hermitage for Saturday's 21st annual Hermitage Holiday Light Parade:

Hickory High, St. Stephens High students make most of opportunities after graduation  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Success is about taking advantage of opportunities and staying determined, characteristics some 2017 high school graduates have in common as ...

High school student charged in death of classmate  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY, N.C. – The road curves gently, first to the left, then back to the right as you head south.

Communication, involvement key to Hickory High improvement plan  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Hickory High principal Katherine Cater has been on the job since July 1.

Brain battle: Hickory High wins state Quiz Bowl tournament  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY, N.C. – Each battle consists of two teams. Four people. One buzzer.

Unfinished plans: Hickory High students honor, remember Jake Robertson  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY, N.C. – Everyone makes plans. Hunter Jones and his cousin, Jake Robertson, hatched the best plans for their family trips to Hilton Head Island each ...

Six who saw segregation, speak: Hickory High celebrates Black History month  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY NC – Close to 150 history students at Hickory High School gathered Tuesday to hear six African-American community members tell of their ...

Area school resource officers offer safety, guidance in policing schools  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — School resource officers play a vital role in day-to-day operations in Catawba County schools.

"You should be ashamed": Parents outraged by Chesapeake School Board's decision to rezone 6 schools  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake's School Board on Monday night approved rezoning plans that will effect six schools. That 9-0 vote angered many in the audience, who had said at ...

Little Einsteins: Hickory High School hosts annual Science Showcase for Academically and Intellectually Gifted  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Fourth and fifth-graders wandered wide-eyed into the library of Hickory High School on Thursday with tri-folds in tow, hoping to place in the science ...

KICKSTARTER: Hickory High graduate Ryan Succop excels in the NFL  Hickory Daily Record

He was athletic and played soccer, golf, basketball and baseball growing up. But football? No, football was a sport Succop didn't intend on trying his luck at, until ...

Hickory High School celebrates 20 years  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory Hawks have been soaring high and wide since the high school opened 20 years ago. Although they came from other local high schools – as a way to ...

Local Roundup: Hickory High School student to train with USA Volleyball national team  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Coming off a successful appearance at the 44th AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships last month, Stephanie “Bren” White has been ...

NOT GUILTY: Ex-Hickory High coach cleared of sex charges by jury  Hickory Daily Record

NEWTON, N.C. — Shawn Johnson is a free man. Less than an hour after returning from lunch Tuesday afternoon, a 12-member jury returned its verdict on the ...

Notable Neighbor Rob Scott: Helping folks become great swimmers brings him joy  Hickory Daily Record

Rob Scott is the Masters and Adult Aquatic Fitness Coach at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.

Hickory High School principal resigns  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY—Hickory High School's principal, Ann Stalnaker resigned from her position Tuesday after four years at the school.

Woman arrested for threatening to bomb middle school  Hickory Daily Record

HIDDENITE— The Alexander County Sheriff's Office arrested a Lenoir woman Monday for threatening to bomb East Alexander Middle School.

Thursday's roundup | No. 7 Hickory girls surge past Nansemond River in second half  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory 3, Nansemond River 1. Ashley Trotter netted two goals, Baylee Rainer added another and the seventh-ranked Hawks rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to ...

Hickory Woman Jailed for Failure to Appear on Meth Charge; More  WHKY

34-year-old Ashley Deshea Lee of 22nd Avenue Court S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:25 Friday evening (October 19) for failure to ...

Hickory High JROTC cadet to attend The Citadel  Hickory Daily Record

Dylan Avann Cunningham, 17, a cadet with the Hickory High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) since he was a freshman, is closing out ...

Notable Neighbor: 2 instructors made JROTC a point of pride for Hickory High  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – It's obvious to the students enrolled in Hickory High School's JROTC courses that their instructors care.

Hickory High's coach Stone, Red Tornadoes look to turn over new leaf  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – The ancient Greeks held many mythical creatures in high regard, from winged horses to one-eyed giants to three-headed, fire-breathing monsters.

RUNDOWN: Newton-Conover, Hickory school board elections  Hickory Daily Record


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New principal named for Chesapeake's Hickory High School  Virginian-Pilot

Amber Dortch will take over as Hickory High School principal, effective July 1. Dortch has served as head of Hugo Owens Middle in Chesapeake.

Western Branch resident is committed to protecting drivers  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake State Farm rep Allison Plante wants to keep drivers safe.

Chesapeake's David Wright set to play for Mets  WAVY-TV

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets said that third baseman David Wright will return for the team's final homestand on Sept. 29.

Prep Blitz: Schools postpone Hickory, Newton-Conover rivalry game to Monday  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Mother nature lends its hand in upping the suspense as the much-anticipated rivalry game between Newton-Conover High School and Hickory ...

Shawn Johnson trial: Letter about alleged 2004 incident resurfaces  Hickory Daily Record

NEWTON, N.C. — If there was a letter written in 2004 about an alleged incident between ex-Hickory High School coach Shawn Johnson and a student, Kim ...

Police: Alcohol, speed factors in wreck that kills Hickory High student  Morganton News Herald

HICKORY, N.C. – The road curves gently, first to the left, then back to the right as you head south. It was just at the start of the second curve.

Hickory town meeting dominated by development concerns  Virginian-Pilot

More than 150 area residents turned out for the community meeting, held Feb. 7 at Hickory High School.

Harper House in Hickory brings ‘A Christmas Carol’ to life  Hickory Daily Record

UPDATE - Dickens Christmas at Harper House canceled.

Hickory High forfeits 9 football games after discovering ineligible player  WBTV

A Catawba County high school had to forfeit all of its wins from last season after the state athletic association found an ineligible player on the team.

BREAKING: Wittenberg out as HHS football coach after two seasons  The Observer News Enterprise

After two seasons of leading the Hickory High School football program, Allen Wittenberg is out. Wittenberg said he was “asked to resign” from his head coaching ...

Chesapeake schools says it's taken "appropriate action" about KKK photos  Virginian-Pilot

Some recent social media posts showing people wearing Ku Klux Klan attire have angered many people in Chesapeake. The school system says it became ...

HS Football Buzz | Warriors rebounded from disheartening blowout loss  Virginian-Pilot

Nansemond River knocked off King's Fork last week after a 42-7 drubbing at the hands of Indian River. Elsehwere, Ocean Lakes looks to a backup running back ...

Hickory schools are overcrowded, and it's going to get worse. But the obvious solution is the least popular.  Virginian-Pilot

Since 2012, Chesapeake's City Council has approved plans for 4000 apartments, condos and homes on more than 800 acres. The new housing could bring as ...

Wilmington claims another District 10 title with rout of Sharpsville  New Castle News

HERMITAGE — Some scholastic student-athletes compete four years in their chosen sport and never win a district championship.

Chesapeake School Board OKs rezoning plan that will impact 6 schools  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake's School Board on Monday night backed rezoning plans that will impact six schools. The changes take effect next fall, but students currently in a ...

Forestview singles and double tennis finishes top 4 in Western N.C. 3A regionals  Gaston Gazette

HICKORY - Forestview's Charlis Schuls finished third in the Western N.C. 3A singles tennis championships at Hickory High School and Forestview's doubles ...

Chesapeake schools are weighing 4 options for rezoning  Virginian-Pilot

Opinions are mixed on how to handle enrollment at schools in the fast-growing southern part of the city. The School Board is considering rezoning areas around ...

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