Out of 189 communities included in the survey, Hickory ranked 186 in healthy eating, 189 in exercise and 188 in community well-being.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired from driving in November and signed on to be an analyst, and he gets his next shot behind the mic next week after making his debut at the Super Bowl.
Fire departments respond to lumber yard fire in Connelly Springs
Fred T. Foard placed six of its seven wrestlers in the top four of the 2A state individual wrestling meet, with freshman Landon Foor and senior Allan Pyatte claiming state championships as the Tigers took the overall team title to wrap up the three-day tournament Saturday night.
Five girls teams and six boys teams learned their playoff destinations Saturday after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the official state tournament brackets. Opening-round games begin Tuesday at the higher seeds.
#GALLERY: On Saturday, hundreds gathered for the Hickory Bird Fair at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.
Catawba County deputies said 25-year-old Cheng Lee is charged with felony discharge of a firearm after the shooting Friday night at the AdvancePierre Foods plant in Claremont.
Luke Walling, president of Temprano Techvestors, a business-to-business software products company based in Newton, said any applicant they consider for a job needs to have good communication skills to start.
Richard Ables scooped up a loose ball knocked free by teammate Cody Young and took it to the rim with less than two seconds on the clock for the deciding score.
“This championship shows that our team has proven a lot, and we can win anything,” Newton-Conover sophomore Chyna Cornwell said. “It’s the best accomplishment ever.”
#Photos: Olympians are having some fun with their helmets.
At the vigil in Parkland, not all students were confident that policymakers can solve the problem.
Could this movie do more than provide entertainment for fans?
#Photos: This week there are photos from the 100th day of school celebrations at Jenkins and Viewmont Elementary Schools and fundraising events hosted by Mountain View Elementary.
In North Carolina, it’s a state law for all public school systems to be required to maintain emergency response plans to address nearly any foreseeable threat.