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    In the current predicament that Hickory and the rest of the world finds itself with the COVID-19 spread, many folks claim the 2020 pandemic is uncharted territory. While self-quarantining is certainly alarming and not experienced in our lifetimes, it has actually happened before. In fact, 20…

      CLAIM: Videos show proof that actor Tom Hanks and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot support the “New World Order,” a conspiracy theory built on the idea that the world’s most wealthy and powerful are plotting to overthrow democracy and install a single, global authoritarian government.

      HICKORY - Eric Seale of Lexington, Kentucky, has been chosen to be the new artistic director of the Hickory Community Theatre, replacing Pamela Livingstone, who is scheduled to retire at the end of June after 20 years of artistic leadership of the theater.

      HICKORY - Due to the current restrictions related to the coronavirus, the Hickory Community Theatre has canceled the final performances of "Shakespeare in Love" that were scheduled for this weekend.

      NEWTON — The Green Room Community Theatre Inc. will present its annual Mary Catherine Shivers Scholarship and the Bob & Michele McCreary Scholarship. All applicants must be a graduating high school senior (from any high school or home school).

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      NEWTON – The Backpack Program of Catawba County, a program of The Corner Table Soup Kitchen, will be hosting their second annual Standup to Hunger fundraising event on April 1. Standup to Hunger is a comedy competition between 10 local citizens competing for $1,500 in cash prizes.

      HICKORY – February is Black History Month, which is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

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