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  1. Bogey-free Poston captures first PGA Tour title  The Union Leader
  2. J.T. Poston, a Hickory native and former Western Carolina star, wins his first PGA Tour tournament  Winston-Salem Journal
  3. A home-state victory in Wyndham Championship  Shelby Star
  4. Bogey-free Poston captures first title at Wyndham  West Central Tribune
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How social media helped a Hickory Ridge High football coach lose nearly 100 pounds  Charlotte Observer

Hickory Ridge High football coach Jupiter Wilson, a former UNC offensive line coach, has used social media to help him lose nearly 100 pounds heading into ...

Raise a glass to Hickory's past: Popular Viewmont restaurant's heyday was in 1980s  Hickory Daily Record

Former Hickory restaurateur Jimmy Aderholdt is downsizing. He's moving from a nearly 4000-square-foot condo into a much smaller apartment at The Gates at ...

New principal named at Hickory High  Hickory Daily Record

Hickory Public Schools announced three new principal position changes effective July 1. Each of the three promoted have served with the school district in the ...

248 graduate from Hickory High  Hickory Daily Record

The 248 graduates in Hickory High School's class of 2019 were told Friday night as they prepared to receive their diplomas: Hickory High will always be there to ...

Hickory High students to attend NC Governor’s School  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Three juniors at Hickory High School have been accepted to the prestigious Governor's School of North Carolina.

Local Roundup: Hickory High baseball player signs with the Cobras  Hickory Daily Record

William Stewart, 17, a graduating senior at Hickory High, has signed to play baseball for Caldwell Community College where he will be coached by Frank Pait, ...

Buzz briefs: Fundraiser concert to be held at Cafe Rule, more  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Popular Hickory rock band 20/20 will perform Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at Cafe Rule.

Hickory High student wins National Merit Scholarship  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Mac Johnson, 17, a senior at Hickory High School, is a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship with the National Merit BB&T Scholarship ...

Life on berry farm anything but blue  Hickory Daily Record

A couple of weeks ago, Karen Sain, a friend and much appreciated sharer of story ideas, emailed me about “the neatest experience” she'd had at Campbells ...

NCHSAA honors two Hickory High School student-athletes  Hickory Daily Record

Hickory High School student-athletes Amy Herfurth and Ryan Nance were recently honored at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's “Heart of a ...

Marine and Hickory High graduate returns to school for visit after graduating boot camp  Hickory Daily Record

Cadets with Hickory High School's Army JROTC were overjoyed when they received a visit from a former classmate on Friday.

Hickory High presents ‘Fair Games’ this weekend  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — A new musical, “Fair Games,” will premiere on the SALT Block stage today at 7:30 p.m. Written and directed by Molly Bass, a local playwright and ...

Hickory High graduate Cody Miller named head coach at University Christian  Hickory Daily Record

University Christian High School will begin the 2019 boys soccer season under the guidance of Cody Miller, the new head coach for the program, according to a ...

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 ...

Dream big - and strive for good work, says Phillips  Hickory Daily Record

Before the close of the school year, the Hickory High graduating class of 2019 selected their Student of the Year, Marcus Phillips. The surprise announcement ...

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.

School hosts 2019 National Honor Society induction  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Hickory High School recently hosted the annual induction for the National Honor Society (NHS) for 45 new student members.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hickory High inducts students into French Honor Society  Hickory Daily Record

Hickory High School celebrated the first inductees to the French Honor Society before the end of the 2018-19 school year.

Bogey-free J.T. Poston captures first title at Wyndham  National Post

J.T. Poston said he didn't allow any pressure to win for the first time on the PGA Tour derail him.It showed. Playing about a 90-minute drive from his hometown of ...

Doughty College Notebook: Virginia natives have mixed results at FSU  Roanoke Times

Since signing with Florida State in consecutive seasons, three Tidewater players recognized as the top football prospects in Virginia have yet to experience ...

Rotary Club of Hickory awards SAS Scholarship  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — At the May 16 meeting of the Rotary Club of Hickory, Rotarian Thomas Griffis announced the winners of the 2019 *Service* Above Self scholarships.

Memorial Day events scheduled | News  Hickory Daily Record

From raising flags to laying wreaths, groups across Catawba County will be marking Memorial Day with tributes to those who have died in military *service*.

PHOTOS: Hickory High School Graduation 2018 | Gallery  Hickory Daily Record

Hickory High School's senior class president Nicholas Sadowski started his speech by comparing his fellow classmates to a potted plant sitting in a kitchen.

Hickory boys and girls fall in Class 5 soccer quarterfinals  Virginian-Pilot

Douglas Freeman wins 2-0 in girls soccer, while Mills Godwin topped the Hawks 6-0 in boys soccer.

What would bring you back to Hickory?: We asked some of the best and brightest recent graduates to talk about where they are compared to where they grew up  Hickory Daily Record

The Hickory area has more jobs than qualified workers.

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 ...

Rotary Club of Hickory honors teachers  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — At Thursday's meeting of the Rotary Club of Hickory, Rotarian Kathy Greathouse announced the 2019 Wilmer Jenkins Teacher of the Year for the ...

Catawba County Inspection Scores, June 8-14 | News  Hickory Daily Record

To view inspection forms for each establishment, click here.

Police: School bus ran red light, struck minivan; no students were on bus at time of crash  Hickory Daily Record

A Hickory Public Schools bus ran a red light and struck a minivan Monday morning in Hickory, sending two people to the hospital.

Foundation awards college scholarships  Hickory Daily Record

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

Students receive scholarships from Kiwanis | News  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Several area students have been awarded 2019 scholarships by the Kiwanis Foundation.

Arndt, member of county sports hall of fame, dead at 97  Hickory Daily Record

Leonard “Flash” Arndt, an athletic standout from Hickory whose achievements as a player, coach and official earned him a spot in the Catawba County Sports ...

'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 ...

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 ...

Teachers for Tomorrow program helps Chesapeake schools find future educators  Virginian-Pilot

Statewide initiative offers guaranteed teaching contracts to students provided they complete appropriate degrees.

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.

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 ...

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, Maury post shutouts for Class 5 Region A girls soccer quarterfinal victories  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory blanked Gloucester 5-0 and Maury beat Warwick 4-0 in the Class 5 Region A girls soccer quarterfinals on Wednesday at Hickory.

Car accident reunites Hickory officer and Catawba Valley nurse  Hickory Daily Record

Officer Bryson Grier typically doesn't respond to car accidents.

HHS Key Club wins honors at conventions  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — The 2018-2019 Hickory High School Key Club, sponsored by the Hickory Kiwanis Club, achieved high honors during the spring state convention ...

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 School introduces new wrestling coach  Hickory Daily Record

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

Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame inducts five men as part of 2019 class  Hickory Daily Record

Five men who have represented Catawba County with pride and distinction throughout their noteworthy sporting careers have had their legacies enshrined now ...

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's Drew Stanley settles down, leads Hawks to Class 5 state semifinals  Virginian-Pilot

The Hawks starter got locked in after giving up an RBI single in the first inning, retiring the next 11 batters to help lead the Hawks to a 3-1 victory.

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.

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

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

Choral Society conductor to retire; Don Coleman founded group in 1978  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Don Coleman, conductor of the Hickory Choral Society for 41 years, will retire in December, at the conclusion of the annual Christmas concerts at ...

Tuesday's highlights | Zach Dzarnowski’s single in the bottom of the eleventh lifts top-ranked Hickory  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory 7, Western Branch 6. Zach Dzarnowski's single scored Jonny Pascale in the bottom of the 11th inning, and the top-ranked Hawks outlasted No.

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.

Gala to honor African American icons in Catawba County  Hickory Daily Record

The goal is simple. Jacinta Byrd Williams, a Catawba County native, wants the Black Catawba County Gala and Awards Extravaganza to be a positive ...

Hickory High names new principal  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Hickory Public Schools (HPS) Board of Education named Katherine Cater as the new principal of Hickory High School (HHS) at Monday's board ...

Hickory students take part in statewide tornado drill  Hickory Daily Record

Students in Hickory Public Schools participated in a statewide tornado drill Wednesday morning as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, according to a ...

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.

Hickory High student presented with scholarship from Viewmont Surgery Center  Hickory Daily Record

Hickory - Viewmont Surgery Center announced its 2018 scholarship recipient, Virginia Tanner.

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.

Baseball Buzz | Hickory stays hot at the right time, plus high fives, match-ups, records  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory is hot at the right time with the postseason just around the corner. But the Hawks aren't the only team playing well as Kellam, Princess Anne, Salem, ...

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.

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.

Larry Wittenberg: 1939-2019; Hall of Fame coach's wins, mentoring recalled  Hickory Daily Record

Former Hickory High School football coach Larry Wittenberg, who died Saturday at 79, is remembered by former players and colleagues as a tough coach who ...

Hickory's Mason Dunaway doesn't have much to prove anymore. He's the Player of the Year.  Virginian-Pilot

Mason Dunaway becomes the third Hawks player to receive the award in the past five seasons joining Connor Eason in 2015 and Hunter Gregory in 2017.

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 ...

Ocean Lakes, Hickory and Great Bridge focus on state baseball titles after long layoff  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory, Ocean Lakes and Great Bridge baseball teams received some unexpected time off. Now they have a shot to win state tiles and graduate on the same ...

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 ...

FLAIR: Fresh Chef a welcome addition to Conover's dining scene, more  Hickory Daily Record

BY MARY CANROBERT. There's a new man in town. And with him is a new restaurant. He's Kelly Heizer, a Farmville native who's lived a number of places the ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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

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.

2 Hickory students killed, 2 injured in I-80 car/tractor-trailer accident near Mercer  Sharonherald

MERCER – Two teenagers from Hermitage were killed Sunday night when the car they were in slid into the path of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 80.

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.

Oscar Smith High addition almost done, Hickory Middle expansion underway  Virginian-Pilot

Chesapeake is working on several multi-million dollar school construction projects: Additions to Oscar Smith High, Hickory Middle and B.M. Williams Primary, ...

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 ...

4 hall of fames and 1 forever state title  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — David Elder, a man best known in this city as the coach of Hickory High's 1996 state title team, is a member of four halls of fame.

Sinkhole, march and episodes of violence were among most-read stories  Hickory Daily Record

This is a look at some of the most-read stories of the year. They include the downfall of a political career, a shootout on the typically quiet streets of downtown.

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.

Two-A-Days | Hickory starts new era under Brown  Virginian-Pilot

Donnell Brown takes over at his alma mater after a three-year stint at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg.

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 ...

VHSL schedules makeup dates for baseball, softball state tournaments  Virginian-Pilot

The Virginia High School League announced Monday afternoon the times for this week's baseball and softball state tournaments.

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.

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.

In sync: Hickory crew in recruiting, fundraising mode  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory crew is in an odd position this summer. The team, affiliated with Hickory High School but not technically a school-sponsored team, is tasked with not only ...

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 ...

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.

Tap dancing musical comes to Hickory High School  Sharonherald

HERMITAGE — In one moment, the Hickory High School's auditorium becomes a typical Broadway theater complete with lights and tap dancing.

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 ...

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.

"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 ...

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 forfeits 9 football games after discovering ineligible player  WBTV

HICKORY, NC (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 ...

Gaither, Anna Lee White  Winston-Salem Journal

Gaither, Anna Lee White March 9, 1944 - June 2, 2019 Anna Lee White Gaither, 75, of Winston- Salem, passed away on June 2, 2019 after a long illness, ...

Hermitage schools consider spending $824000 for artificial turf on baseball field  New Castle News

HERMITAGE — Baseball players at Hickory High School in Hermitage might soon have a new turf field.

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 cafeteria worker pleads guilty to child sex crimes  WSOC Charlotte

A high school cafeteria worker accused of preying on teenage girls pleaded guilty Tuesday after one hour of testimony.

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