The Perfect Season

In the era before integration, Ridgeview High School’s football team was the pride of Hickory, breaking state records left and right. Today, the remaining players are seeing to it that their legacy is not forgotten.

Village Voices

Dozens of families once called the cottages surrounding the textile factory on the banks of the Henry River home. Today, the humble tract of houses near Hickory has found new purpose and a promising future.

Hollywood Meets Hickory

When two movie buffs started a film society at their local theater, they discovered a community of cinephiles waiting in the wings. Now, their international film festival has created new fans of this charming foothills town.