The Hickory NAACP marched from the Lenoir-Rhyne University campus to the Ridgeview Recreation Center on Monday as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. The commemoration of the national holiday honoring the civil rights leader included speeches and fellowship at the recreation cen…
Military uniforms hang on pegboards, award medals and ribbons sit neatly in glass frames and photos are scattered along tables. Each piece of memorabilia belongs to a veteran with ties to Granite Falls.
Television viewing habits have made dramatic changes in the last 60-plus years. Today there are hundreds of channels that may be viewed from a plethora of types of televisions, streaming devices, computers, cellphones, etc.
Charley Pearson was a fugitive hiding in Hickory in 1880. While he was drinking, he stabbed a stranger in the arm. The stranger died from his injury days later, and Pearson found himself in trouble again, blaming liquor for ruining his life.
Two Japanese men were traveling with a circus in the United States in October of 1908. They stopped in Catawba County near Newton where they prepared for their next show.
In February, while talking to Newton Main Library’s associate librarian Alex Floyd about ways African-Americans can research their ancestry, the topic of post office history came up. After telling me that the library’s genealogy department — the Evelyn D. Rhodes Room — has multiple sources o…
The grandson of a civil rights activist and educator grew up in Ridgeview. He said he remains proud of the ways Septima Poinsette Clark helped Black Americans vote and become leaders.
The date that lives in infamy: December 7, 1941. It was the brilliant, surprise attack by naval air forces of the Empire of Japan on the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet and military installations at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The tragic event brought the United States into World War II. Ultimately, the…
Exactly 32 years ago today, Hurricane Hugo brought 80 mph winds to the Hickory-area knocking down trees and power lines, leaving hundreds without electricity for weeks.
Was it the biggest upset in college football history? That's still being debated. But App State's win in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Sept. 1, 2007 remains a favorite fan memory.
Thirty-four years ago today, Ronald Reagan became the first sitting president to visit western Nebraska since Harry Truman rode through on a train in 1950.
The Soldiers Reunion will begin Sunday in Newton with a return to more traditional commemorations which were suspended last year because of the pandemic.
Should Gov. Andrew Cuomo resign or be impeached, Hamburg's Kathy Hochul would become the 57th governor of New York and, as frequently mentioned, the first woman.
The Hickory Regional Airport parking lot was packed with those waiting to see a Blue Angel plane fly in Monday afternoon. It is set to retire there and become part of the Hickory Aviation Museum. Much to the crowd's dismay, the plane was delayed until Friday.
As Veterans Day, Nov. 11, approaches, I’ve come to the fourth and final veteran in my tribute to Catawba County veterans. Larry “Moon” Teague of Conover, a Vietnam War veteran and a man in possession of a huge and delightful personality, was in Vietnam 14 months — 1969 to 1970 — “up north in…
NEWTON — As the Catawba County Library partners with local organizations to mark the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States, it’s offering programs to tell the story and invite the community’s participation.
Sands Casino Hotel opened Aug. 13, 1980. Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., agreed to buy the Sands on Sept. 5, 2006, from billionaire Carl Icahn for $250 million, plus $20 million for tax benefits and real estate assets. The Sands closed Nov. 11, 2006, to make room for development of Pinnacle’s p…
Organizers of the Soldiers Reunion have decided to cancel the parade and many other festivities associated with the reunion in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A collection of photos from the Minor League Baseball game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Rome Braves at L.P. Frans Stadium back in 2016.
Browse more than 40 photos of nightlife in Hickory from a Friday in May 2016. Photos were taken at American Honor Ale House, Downtown Hickory, Bootleggers Whiskey Bar Grill, McGuire's Pub and Wesley's Tavern.
Close to 400 people participated in Frye Regional Medical Center's Annual Heart Walk in May 2018 at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.
Photographer George Johnston visited Colonial Bowling, Dickie's BBQ, Downtown Hickory Farmer's Market and Taproot Coffee as people got their weekend started early back in May 2018.
The Hickory Daily Record's nightlife photographer David Moser went to L.P. Frans Stadium, Amos Howard's Restaurant and Brew Pub, El Paso Mexican Restaurant, Hickory Wine Shoppe, and Old Hickory Tap Room back in 2017 on a Friday night. Recognize anyone you know?