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'When you got old enough to do anything, you went to work;' Conover man has packed a lot of living into 100 years

On Aug. 6, Alden Dixon will be 100 years old. Now that I’ve spent some time with him and two of his children, Brenda Gibson and Nancy Boggs… Read more

Local News

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Viva Italia! Olympic golds follow soccer and song successes

TOKYO (AP) — The first hints that this was Italy’s year came when Italian band Maneskin won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May. Read more

Charles Connor, drummer for Little Richard, dies at age 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Connor, known for being Little Richard’s drummer who performed with other music greats including James Brown and Sam Cooke, has died. He was 86. Read more

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MTV marks 40th anniversary with a new 'Moon Person' design

MTV is marking its 40th anniversary with a relaunch of its iconic image of an astronaut on the moon, with an MTV flag planted nearby. Read more

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‘Jungle Cruise’ sails atop box office despite COVID concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite growing concerns over the delta variant, “Jungle Cruise” still drew moviegoers out to theaters during the film’s opening weekend to sail atop the North American box office. Read more

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DaBaby booted from Lollapalooza after homophobic comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival. Read more

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Historic homes you can own in the Hickory area

Take a peek at fixer-uppers with potential to beautiful old homes around Hickory Read more

Sports

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Camacho-Quinn keeps Harrison, US out of win column at track

TOKYO (AP) — Considering where she was for the last Olympics — sitting at home — 100-meter hurdler Keni Harrison couldn't complain about th… Read more

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Olympic gold puts Schauffele among golf's elite players

KAWAGOE, Japn (AP) — Golf's biggest trophies tend to be silver and green. Xander Schauffele knows this as well as anyone because he has bee… Read more

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US junior varsity lineup upsets Mexico 1-0 to win Gold Cup

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Miles Robinson scored on a header in the 117th minute, and a United States junior varsity lineup upset a mostly front-line… Read more

Galleries

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Tourism boom pressures Tibet's historic sites

Tourism is booming in Tibet as more Chinese travel in-country because of the coronavirus pandemic, posing risks to the region's fragile env… Read more

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Go West: Your best western U.S. photos from our Destinations Photo Contest

Taming the wild west, one photo at a time. Read more

Opinion

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Letter: Rein in the political distractions and get COVID vaccine

This letter to the editor can be found in today's print edition on page A4. Read more

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Column: To do good or to do better?

There are at least as many different ways to explain the origins of political disagreement as there are political commentators. I, for one,… Read more

Obituaries

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Huffman, Patricia

Patricia "Patty" Faulkner HuffmanMarch 6, 1956 - July 30, 2021Patricia "Patty" Faulkner Huffman, 65, of Hickory, passed away Friday, July 3… Read more

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McGalliard, Thomas

Thomas "Tom" Calvin McGalliardJanuary 29, 1944 - July 29, 2021Thomas "Tom" Calvin McGalliard, 77 of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away Thursday,… Read more

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Moore, Sandra

Sandra MooreSandra Moore, 74, of Hickory, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021.The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 6 p… Read more

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Phillips, Murray

Murray PhillipsMurray Phillips, 58 years young, passed away suddenly in his home in Granite Falls, Monday, July 26, 2021.Murray spent his l… Read more

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Buff, Johnnie

Johnnie David BuffAugust 23, 1927 - July 29, 2021Johnnie David Buff, 93, of Newton passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021. He was preceded in … Read more

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Hefner, Myra

Myra Alice Bumgarner HefnerMay 31, 1933 - July 30, 2021Mrs. Myra Alice Bumgarner Hefner, 88, of Hickory, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021,… Read more

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Robbins, James

James Everett Robbins Jr.July 30, 1960 - July 24, 2021James Everett Robbins Jr., 60, peacefully entered into eternal rest Saturday, July 24… Read more

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Skinner, Harold

The Rev. Harold G. SkinnerDecember 20, 1927 - May 8, 2020A memorial service for the Rev. Harold G. Skinner will be held Thursday, Aug. 5, 2… Read more

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Davis, Glenda

Glenda Faye Addison DavisJuly 14, 1947 - July 29, 2021Glenda Faye Addison Davis, 74, of Maiden, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, a… Read more

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Greene, Carroll

Carroll Edwin GreeneSeptember 1, 1938 - July 28, 2021Carroll Edwin Greene, 82, of Hickory, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The family… Read more

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Norton, Johnny

Johnny Wayne NortonJohnny Wayne Norton, 68, of Hickory, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born June 24,… Read more

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Poore, Amy

Amy Mull PooreFebruary 12, 1969 - July 23, 2021Amy Mull Poore, 52, of Hickory, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021. Jenkins Funeral Home and … Read more

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Ridenhour, Roy

Roy "Mike" RidenhourMarch 27, 1956 - July 29, 2021Mike Ridenhour, 65, of Hickory, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, July 2… Read more

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Wagoner, Josie

Josie "Jo" Dawson WagonerSeptember 18, 1938 - July 29, 2021Mrs. Josie "Jo" Dawson Wagoner, 82, of Conover, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2… Read more

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Wright, Agnes

Agnes Kate Thomas WrightFirst lady Agnes Kate Thomas Wright, 90, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, July 24, 2021. The funeral service… Read more

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