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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, ...

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

To view inspection forms for each establishment, click here.

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 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.

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 ...

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

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

N.C. artist makes pots from Currituck clay and Corolla wild horse hair  Virginian-Pilot

Mike Middleton has a passion for digging up clay from his neighbor's pasture and turning it into wildly popular, one-of-a-kind pots decorated with Corolla wild ...

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Sisters' lemonade stand to fight childhood cancer | Pennsylvania  New Castle News

HERMITAGE – Two young sisters from Hermitage will continue their annual efforts to help battle childhood cancer by hosting their ninth annual Alex's Lemonade ...

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.

Wednesday top highlights: Hall and Scanlon's RBI singles lead the No. 9 Grizzlies past No. 2 Hickory  Virginian-Pilot

Connor Hall and Logan Scanlon both had two-out RBI singles in the top of the third and the No. 9 Grizzlies defeated the No. 2 Hawks.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

'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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Mother knows best: 15 share mom's indispensable advice  Hickory Daily Record

When Hickory City Councilman Danny Seaver and his brothers were young, their mother, Madge "Shirrelene" Seaver, would repeat the following mantra:

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.

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

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

Foundation awards college scholarships  Hickory Daily Record

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Hickory High School introduces new wrestling coach  Hickory Daily Record

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Former lacrosse coach returns as motivational speaker  Hickory Daily Record

Mike Hall, keynote speaker and self-proclaimed “status quo disrupter,” spoke to the students of Northview Middle School on Wednesday about making great ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

CVCC announces winners of math tournament  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Middle and high school students from Catawba, Caldwell and Alexander counties participated in the recent 26th annual Jeanette L. Staley ...

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.

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.

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.

DAR chapter honors students  Hickory Daily Record

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

"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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

Salem is on the rise after sixth consecutive win; Hickory locked in at the top  Virginian-Pilot

Hickory stays at No. 1, but Salem - which has won six in a row - moves up to No. 2. Here's a look at the Top 10 baseball teams.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

25th Judicial District Court Candidates  Hickory Daily Record

Among district court judges there is only one contested race.

A T-shirt to remember: Fundraiser will set up scholarship in Hickory students' memory  New Castle News

HERMITAGE — Years after graduating from Hickory High School, and completing on the Hornets' athletic teams, Sean Zippie remembers the rivalries among ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Column: Hickory City Council member: How I survived a 'Widowmaker' heart attack  Hickory Daily Record

A combination of events in the fall of 2017 saved my life.

Police seek crash evidence in death of Hickory High teenager  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY, N.C. – Five search warrants executed by the Hickory Police Department this week involving the investigation into a crash that killed a Hickory High ...

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.

Ex-Hickory High coach found not guilty on all sexual assault charges  Charlotte Observer

A Catawba County jury on Tuesday found a former boys' basketball coach at Hickory High School not guilty of all nine sexual assault charges brought against ...

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.

Marching bands to perform at Hickory High School  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY, N.C. — Nearly 600 musicians will perform at the Frank Barger Football Stadium at Hickory High School on Tuesday, Sept. 23, with performances ...

Officials: Missing student prompts ‘lockdowns’  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY, N.C. – Hickory High School, Hickory Career & Arts Magnet High School and Viewmont Elementary School were put on a “soft lockdown” Tuesday ...

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 ...

Focus on: Kevin Dunn  Winston-Salem Journal

Kevin Dunn loves the movie “Hoosiers” − which is understandable, with his being a basketball player who could be a throwback to the tiny 1954 school that won ...

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.

Arts council honors contributions to community  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — Molly Bass of Hickory was named the Volunteer of the Year at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the United Arts Council of Catawba County, held in the ...

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 ...

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.

Rain forces monster truck doubleheader Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – Hickory Motor Speedway was set to host two nights of the Monsters of Destruction Tour, bringing monster trucks and a demolition derby to the ...

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 ...

Watauga falls to McDowell in instructional game | Local Sports  Watauga Democrat

BOONE — The Watauga summer baseball team, playing in an instructional league baseball game, lost 13-3 to McDowell in a single seven-inning game May 23.

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.

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