Archive for the ‘Doers and Makers’ Category

Community Spotlight – Arnita Dula

Arnita Dula, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Hickory, was recently awarded the Citizen Lawyer Award by the North Carolina Bar Association.  Dula, who has worked for the City for almost 10 years, is active in the community and has been a member of multiple civic […]

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City Manager Mick Berry

City Manager Mick Berry has served as Hickory’s City Manager since August 2004, working closely with City Council to craft a vision and plan for a strong and prosperous city. Berry has managed all City operations provided by 640 full-time employees and an annual budget of over […]

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25-Year-Old Launches Two Thriving Businesses in Hickory, NC

Fresh out of college, a young man with big ideas saw an opportunity. For the first time since the 1920s’ Prohibition, North Carolina was going to allow people to buy liquor directly from distilleries. A window had opened, and opportunity beckoned. N.C. State graduate Zackary Cranford knew […]

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Friends of Hickory

A new park will soon be constructed in Downtown Hickory, inviting both children and adults to enjoy their surroundings on the “front porch” of the City.  This new amenity is due to the Friends of Hickory, a non-profit group that is invested solely in the betterment of […]

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Community Spotlight – Sarah Wood

The annual Downtown Hickory Farmers Market, held on Union Square under the Sails, is a much anticipated season for Hickory residents. The market’s Coordinator and Director, Sarah Wood, radiates enthusiasm each year as the market approaches its Spring Grand Opening. Wood previously participated as a vendor but […]

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Doers and Makers – Hickory Young Professionals (HYP) Presents the Top 10 under 40

Every year, the Hickory Young Professionals (HYP) presents ten individuals under the age of 40 with an award. The winners are active in the community, demonstrate notable leadership qualities in their organizations, as well as work and live in Catawba, Caldwell, Alexander, or Burke Counties.  This event […]

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Doers and Makers – A man who has a passion for seeing the community grow and its people thrive is the August Community Spotlight – Rob Dickerson

Rob Dickerson, a man who has a passion for seeing the community grow and its people thrive, is humble about his personal accomplishments, which is the perfect reason why he is the Community Spotlight for August. His involvement in many different organizations in the city has influenced […]

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Doers and Makers – Hickory Assistant City Manager Andrea Surratt recognized by state organization

Pictured L to R: Anthony Starr, Western Piedmont Council of Government Director and member of the Award Committee; Hickory’s Assistant City Manager Andrea Surratt; and Tasha Logan Ford, NCCCMA President and Assistant City Manager in Rocky Mount. HICKORY – Hickory Assistant City Manager Andrea Surratt was recognized […]

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Doers and Makers – Nick Walden

This month’s spotlight is on Nick Walden, a Hickory native, current resident, and a dedicated, active member of the community. Walden grew up in Granite Falls. He continued his education at North Carolina State University, then went to Appalachian State University, where he graduated with two degrees, […]

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Doers and Makers – Rodney Miller

Rodney Miller HICKORY – Rodney Miller accepts the Assistant City Manager and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position with the City of Hickory. Miller was the Assistant Finance Director at the City of Hickory for six years, until 2001, before moving to his current position with Catawba County, […]

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