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Two suspects arrested in Hickory shootings; two others remain at large

Two men have been arrested in connection with recent shootings in Hickory. Two additional suspects are still on the loose. Read more

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'Don't shut up!' Film spotlights Filipino journalist

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.” Read more


Simon Cowell injures back while testing electric bicycle

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. Read more

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: Read more


Reimagining ‘The Secret Garden’ for a new generation

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic “ The Secret Garden ” has been adapted into several films, television series and even a Broadway musical. But it had been 27 years since Mary Lennox had last been committed to film and the time seemed ripe for another visit to Misselthwaite Manor. Like “Little Women,” every generation is entitled to its own version. Read more


Open Door Book Club to have virtual meeting

HICKORY — Hickory Public Library invited the public to participate in a virtual meeting of the Open Door Book Club on Wednesday, Aug. 26, a… Read more


Event will provide back-to-school supplies

HICKORY — The Hickory Police and Hickory Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Departments are excited to present the first-ever Back to S… Read more



COLLEGE SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Lenoir-Rhyne volleyball player Madison Asher



LEADING OFF: WS MVP Strasburg makes '20 debut, A's streaking

A look at what's happening around the majors today: Read more


Doncic gets 17th triple-double, Mavs top Bucks 136-132 in OT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 36 points in his NBA-leading 17th triple-double and the Dallas Mavericks scored the last s… Read more



Pets of the week, Aug. 5

Check out this week's list of available pets for adoption at the Humane Society of Catawba County. Read more


Hoppin' Around Hickory: August 3 edition

Photo George dropped in on the Hickory Farmers Market and the Blowing Rock Draft House and Brewery to gather photos for today's Hoppin' Aro… Read more



Meditation: Find a way to connect with God

What is your favorite story from your religious tradition? Read more


Column: If the clown shoe fits, buy it

At the thrift store, masked up, hands sanitized, I moved carefully down the aisles, trying to keep 6 feet between the other treasure hunter… Read more


Carson, Johnny Jessie-Lee

September 22, 1947 - August 5, 2020 Johnny Jessie-Lee Carson, 72, of Hickory, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Jenkins Funeral Home is serving… Read more

Elrod, Reba Estelle Reid

Reba Estelle Reid Elrod, 89, of Hudson, passed away Friday Aug. 7, 2020. Bass-Smith Granite is serving the Elrod family. Read more

Fleming, Johnny "John" Ray

March 23, 1932 - July 31, 2020 Johnny "John" Ray Fleming, 88, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Hickory, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020. He … Read more


Heavner, Sally Burns

April 21, 1931 - August 6, 2020 Mrs. Sally Burns Heavner, 89, of Valdese, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at College Pines Nursing Home… Read more


Hunsucker, Gail Frye

If you've got some really big beautiful pinecones in your yard and are about to toss them, don't. Consider: Gail Frye Hunsucker (never allo… Read more


Lyerly, Sarah Anne

July 21, 1935 - August 7, 2020 Sarah Anne Hollar Lyerly, a daunting bridge competitor, renowned baker of cakes, voracious eater of local fr… Read more


Ridenhour, Margie B.

May 5, 1924 - July 31, 2020 Margie Beatrice "Bea" Ridenhour, 96, of Englewood, Fla., passed away Friday, July 31, 2020, at Englewood Commun… Read more


Icenhour, Lucy Mae Teague

June 15, 1929 - August 5, 2020 Lucy Mae Teague Icenhour, 91, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at her home. She… Read more


Kent, Lt. Col. William ¿Bill¿ Louis

Lt. Col. William "Bill" Louis Kent February 7, 1932 - August 5, 2020 Lt. Col. William "Bill" Louis Kent, retired, died in Hickory, Wednesda… Read more


Setzer, Ruby Gail

April 17, 1948 - August 7, 2020 Ruby Gail Setzer, 72, of Hickory, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at Trinity Village. She was born April … Read more


Westbrook, Rosetta

Rosetta Westbrook, 86, of Hickory, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020, in Jonesboro, Ga. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia… Read more