City of Hickory

NC Department of Cultural Resources

How do you respond to tragedies? We all face them periodically over the course of our lives. Sometimes there's little we can do to remedy the situation. Other times, we're given the opportunity to fight back.

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In January, big changes will start to take place in Hickory. Construction on a long-awaited "City Walk" will begin four years after citizens approved a $40 million bond referendum to improve city infrastructure with the hope of attracting jobs.

Map shows proposed expansion areas for Hickory's Oakwood Historic District.
City of Hickory

The city of Hickory is hoping to expand its Oakwood National Register Historic District north of downtown after an architectural survey identified more parts of the neighborhood as eligible for historic status.

Hickory Regional Airport
City of Hickory

Several communities in western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina are cleaning up from severe storms that swept across the region on Monday afternoon, as National Weather Service crews investigate several possible tornado touchdowns.

Hickory will allow food trucks on certain city properties.
City of Hickory

The Hickory City Council has approved new rules to let food trucks and food carts operate in some city parks and parking lots.

Jeff Cline
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For 16 years, the city of Hickory had one mayor.

"This city loved Rudy Wright," Cline says.  "He had a lot of friends.  Just a fine man and also a fine mayor."

Jeff Cline was one of Wright’s friends.