Hickory, NC, a city known for craftsmanship and community, is a great place to start something here.

  • Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival
    Celebrating the Catawba Valley’s rich pottery heritage, 2014 marks the 17th annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival, held on Saturday, March 29, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center from from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This pottery festival brings together over 100 craftsmen, each dedicated to his craft. With 98 potters from the Southeast, and several antiques dealers, the festival houses the most extensive Catawba Valley Pottery collection in existence. ...
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  • The MESH
    Local leader Alan Jackson, of Jackson Group Interactive, noticed one day that he no longer flipped through the television channels, or scanned radio stations. Increasingly, he has chosen his own entertainment venues, through Apple TV, Podcasts, Netflix, and the internet in general. This got him thinking, and when Alan Jackson starts thinking, things start happening....
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  • Carolina Theatre-Entertaining Hickory Since 1934

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    For 79 years, Carolina Theatre has stood tall and proud in the heart of Downtown Hickory, providing entertainment for the citizens of town. When it opened in 1934, the Carolina boasted state-of-the-art sound, air conditioning, which was quite a marvel at the time, and sat 746 customers. The theatre just recently upgraded to new digital projectors, and with the addition of new seats and new hardwood flooring, the theatre offers a very pleasant viewing experience....
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  • Lenoir-Rhyne University. Education, Well Crafted.
    LRULenoir-Rhyne University is a small Lutheran university, nestled in tree-lined streets in the heart of Hickory, North Carolina. The school is growing, with campuses now in three cities and new programs being developed each year. The school offers over 50 majors as well as 20 graduate programs. A physician's assistants program will be up and running within  the next two years, and an entrepreneurial program is in the works. ...
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