My Catawba County

Published: January 18, 2022

5Q: Mandy Pitts Hildebrand

This month’s 5Q features Mandy Pitts Hildebrand, CEO of the Hickory Metro Convention Center & Visitors Bureau...

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Published: January 11, 2022

K-64: Innovating Education

When people hear about K-64, their first thought often turns to Chromebooks. But that’s not all K-64 is working to accomplish in Catawba County...

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Published: January 04, 2022

What's All the HYP?

Hickory Young Professionals believes that a region influenced by young professionals is a region that can attract and retain them...

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Published: December 22, 2021

Thank you.

Our New Year's resolution is to share even more great stories about this place we call home...

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Published: December 22, 2021

The Season of Giving

In this season of giving, we shine a spotlight on community service as shared through the perspectives of people directly involved in making a difference....

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Published: December 21, 2021

Sneak Peek?

Imagine our delight at seeing our very own downtown Hickory featured on the Our State website...

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Published: December 17, 2021

A Bridge to Behold

There's some pretty cool stuff happening around here...

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Published: December 03, 2021

ICYMI: App State Hickory!

In case you missed it, Catawba County’s education system just took a huge leap forward...

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Published: December 03, 2021

Sherrill Furniture Expansion

Sherrill Furniture, a manufacturer of high-end, custom upholstery and case goods, plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities in Conover...

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Published: November 29, 2021

PYN2K: George + Soraya Place

He was hitchhiking in El Salvador while on a Peace Corps mission, and she was riding in the back of her cousin’s pickup truck...

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Published: November 22, 2021

Thankful for Meals on Wheels

As many families prepare special meals for Thanksgiving this week, we’re giving thanks for Meals on Wheels of Catawba County...

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Published: November 16, 2021

Five Questions: Dedra Flournoy

This month’s “Five Questions” features Dedra Flournoy, CEO of Thrive Forward Collective, who currently chairs The Chamber of Catawba County board of directors...

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Published: November 09, 2021

Post-Military Careers:HKY4Vets

HKY4Vets works to make local employment connections for military service members seeking to transition back into civilian life...

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Published: November 04, 2021

The Story of the Newton Mural

We asked Anne Jordan, chair of the Newton Public Art Commission and former Newton mayor, to give us the backstory on the new mural now taking center stage in Downtown Newton...

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Published: November 02, 2021

Free Books for Kids? Read On!

What if your child could receive a free book every month through the age of five?...

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Published: November 01, 2021

What Do You Love?

We asked this year's Leadership Catawba participants to share what they love most about living or working in Catawba County. Here’s what they had to say...

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Published: October 21, 2021

WestRock Expands in Claremont

WestRock Company, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Claremont...

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Published: October 19, 2021

Five Questions: Jon Carfagno

“Five Questions” is a series of Q&As with local leaders and visionaries. Next up is Jon Carfagno, executive director of the Hickory Museum of Art....

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Published: October 15, 2021

Pöppelmann Grows in Claremont

Pöppelmann Plastics USA, the US-based division of global plastics manufacturer Pöppelmann GmbH & Co. KG, plans to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Claremont...

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Published: October 14, 2021

PYN2K: Kevin Lyford

"I'm where I am today because of the people around me. That is a community."...

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Published: October 13, 2021

McCreary Modern Grows: Maiden

Economic Development News: McCreary Modern expands in Maiden...

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Published: October 05, 2021

Riverbend Park in the Fall

Visiting Riverbend Park this fall? Check out these pro tips from longtime ranger Lori Owenby...

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Published: September 29, 2021

Corning Expands at Trivium

Corning Incorporated has planned a manufacturing expansion in Trivium Corporate Center and will invest $150 million and create 200 jobs...

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Published: September 21, 2021

Five Questions: Mark Bumgarner

“Five Questions” is a series of Q&As with local leaders and visionaries. We’re kicking things off with Mark Bumgarner, executive director of the Catawba County United Way....

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Published: September 17, 2021

MSC: Innovating in Conover

The Manufacturing Solutions Center has helped make Catawba County a national hub of industrial innovation. But what exactly is the MSC, and why is it such a game-changer?...

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Published: September 14, 2021

Hart Square: History Preserved

What makes Hart Square Village so special? We asked Rebecca Anne Hart, executive director of Hart Square Foundation, to fill us in...

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Published: September 09, 2021

Hickory MSA Best Place to Live

The Hickory MSA ranks among the best places to live in the state and the most affordable metros in America...

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Published: September 07, 2021

Welcome to My Catawba County!

We hear countless stories from people who love life in Catawba County, North Carolina. My Catawba County was created to share some of those stories...

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