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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.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

'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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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 holds on to International Baccalaureate program  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY – The future of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Hickory High School was the subject of the Hickory Public Schools board meeting ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Hickory High School introduces new wrestling coach | News  Hickory Daily Record

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

Former NBA player talks addiction with students  Hickory Daily Record

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 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, ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

25th Judicial District Court Candidates  Hickory Daily Record

Among district court judges there is only one contested race.

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 ...

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.

DAR chapter honors outstanding students  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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

"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 principal resigns  Hickory Daily Record

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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


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.

Western Branch resident is committed to protecting drivers  Virginian-Pilot

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

District 25A NC Superior Court Judge candidates  Morganton News Herald

NEWTON— There are seven seats up for grabs in the 25th Judicial District Court race, but only one incumbent faces a registered opponent. Republican ...

Hickory native competes for chance to go to Rio Olympic Games  Hickory Daily Record

EUGENE, Ore. – As a seventh-grader, Ryan Hill began his running career with the Hickory Panthers youth track team. It didn't take long for the 12-year-old to ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Witness in Shawn Johnson trial: ‘Am I lying on this man? No, I’m not.’  Hickory Daily Record

NEWTON, N.C. — An early end to court Friday didn't get in the way of the defense's continued examination of the state's witness in its trial against ex-Hickory ...

High school scoreboard | Thursday's scores and highlights, Friday's schedule  Virginian-Pilot

Box scores and highlights from around South Hampton Roads.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Best Bets | Chesapeake abounds with seasonal events  Virginian-Pilot

Join in the 22nd annual observance and commemoration of the Battle of Great Bridge Saturday and Sunday at Battlefield Park South, 120 Reservation Road by ...

Family provides support to HHS athletics  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — The Athletic Boosters of Hickory High School recently received a big boost from Pedie and Kerri King of Hickory.

Hickory-area community gathers to remember loved ones lost to addiction on National Overdose Awareness Day  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — There was no need for statistics Thursday night. The families of those who've lost their lives to an overdose can recite them like the Lord's Prayer.

Oakwood teacher earns highest honor at Hickory Public Schools Awards Ceremony  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY — The Teacher of the Year award was bestowed to Lisa Boff, a third-grade teacher at Oakwood Elementary School, during the Hickory Public Schools ...

No more bullying: Anti-bullying programs make their way into schools  Hickory Daily Record

HICKORY NC – The entire student body, faculty and staff of Northview Middle School celebrated the launch of the Hickory Public School's Bullying Prevention ...

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