Hickory, NC Real Estate News

By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
Hickory Con is the largest one-day comic book and gaming show in the Carolinas and is scheduled for Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.  Boasting a ton of dealer, artist, and guest tables, you are sure to find something exciting!   Artist list includes Brad Parton, Stacey Fleming and Brian Monroe are just a few of the artist that will be attending. You can get you own sketch from any of these guys. There will be 501 Star Wars Brigade, Star Trek Fleet and the Klingon Assault Group as well. Bring your camera! Tons of comics, toys, and lots of other collectibles to choose from. A Yu-gi-oh card tournament and 3 booster boxes will be given away in prizes.  $10 entry for tournament. Don't forget to come in costume.  There is a Costume Contest too! Admission t...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
Family Movie Night Under the Stars is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm at the S.A.L.T Block Lawn located at 343 3rd Avenue NE, Hickory, NC.   The SALT (Science, Arts, Literature Together) Block presents the movie “The Princess Bride."  Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m.  Join the fun with friends and family.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. If it is raining, the movie will be shown in the SALT Block Auditiorium.   For additional information, please call SALT Block Block Heads and Footcandle Film Society at 828-324-4906   343 3rd Avenue NortheastHickory, NC 28601
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  On Sat September 27th 2014 the Bootleggers' Bash for Autism will be held during and after the Viewmont Street Strut.  The event starts at 12 noon with live music that lasts until 10:00 pm.  It will be held in the parking lot and grass behind Bootleggers Whiskey Bar at 2039 N Center Street (Hwy 127) in Hickory.  All Proceeds from ticket sales go to fund autism programs in the local schools!  Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance, and you can purchase 10 tickets for $99 ahead of time.        The local Pepsi Cola Bottling Company has donated their Mt Dew trailer where sodas, Aquafina, local beer, wine, and moonshine cocktails will be for sale.  In addition there will be a portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven donated by Good Wood Pizzas out of Lincolnton.  Pizzas, sandwiches, and salads ...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
Join Hickory Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club for National Day of Play on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11am - 1:pm! There will be games, activities, arts and crafts, food and fun! Event will take place rain or shine. Cost is FREE       Zahra Baker All Children's Playground at Kiwanis Park 805 6th Street SoutheastHickory, NC 28602
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  Do The Unthinkable 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014 starting at 8:00 am.   A race that wants you to "Do the Unthinkable"!  Scott Rigsby, the first double-amputee to complete the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon, will be joining the participants and challenging them to do the unthinkable in their lives!  Cost:   $15.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SighUp Fee Ages 12 and under $5.00 Race Fee+ $2.00 SignUp Fee Registration ends September 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT   To SignUp  online, Click HERE     Place 2nd Street NW at 4th Ave NW, Behind Frye Hospital Hickory NC   Packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, September 19th, at Fleet Feet Sports-Hickory at 1776 N. Center Street, Hickory, from 10am-7pm.  Late registrations will also be accepted during this time for a fee of $20....
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church is holding its 3rd annual Mt. Olive Lutheran Cares 5K Run/Walk on September 13th, 2014 in Hickory, North Carolina. The 5K race begins at 8:00am. The 1 Mile Fun Run follows at 9:15am.   Cost:  $25.00 Race Fee + $2.75 Sign Up Fee Ages 12 and under $10 Race Fee + $2.75 SignUp Fee Multi-Person Pricing for Family rate (4 members) (4+ Registrants) - $65.00 Race Fee + $4.40 SignUp Fee Business Rate (8 members) (8+ Registrants) - $5.00 Discount per Registrant   Registration ends September 11, 2014 at 11:59 pm.       All proceeds from the event go to the church's Mt. Olive Cares Ministry, which supports and assists local community families in need. Online registration is available now through this web site. A paper entry form is also available through the same link if ...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
    3745 SANDY FORD RD Hickory, NORTH CAROLINA 28602 Price: $199,900 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms2914 Square Ft. Listing # 9572356 Check out this wonderful home in the Mountain View/Blackburn area that has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a full basement on 1.27 acres.The main level has a large living room with stone fireplace and the kitchen has a pantry, bar seating and separate dining area.The master bedroom has 2 closets as well as double sinks in the master bathroom. There are two additional bedrooms on the main level.The basement has one large open space that would make a great recreation room with its gas log fireplace and wet bar area. There is also a room that would make a great office or study, a laundry room and a garage space that would make a great workshop.The yard has a great bala...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
The Hickory Music Factory (HMF) is now accepting scholarship and work study applications for music lessons. HMF offers a limited number of scholarships and work study programs to students ages 5-18 years of age. These are awarded on a quarterly basis. Applications need to be submitted before September 15th, 2014 to be eligible for this scholarship/work study cycle. Financial need is assessed through written applications by the HMF board of directors. Funding for the scholarships are made possible through the Mark Weaver Scholarship Fund that helps provide lessons and programs to youth in the community who may not have the means to do so.   Call (828) 638-0939 or visit their website for additional information at www.hickorymusicfactory.com
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
Hickory Kiwanis Club and the Kiwanis Club of Western Catawba County are pleased to announce our annual golf tournament to benefit children. The golf tournament will be held Sept. 11th, 2014 at the newly renovated Ole Stille Gold Course, 1157 Players Ridge Rd. Hickory (Oliver's Landing).   Lunch and registration is at 11:30 AM. Tee off is 1:00 PM Captain's Choice. Entrance fee is $200 per team. $60 per person. Main sponsor is Jim Armstrong Subaru- hole in one sponsor. $100 hole sponsors names will be placed a tee box. The many programs of the Kiwanis Clubs will be the recipients of the tournament proceeds. For over 80 years the Kiwanis Clubs have been involved in different activities in the local community. The Kiwanis Clubs sponsor: Terrific Kids in the Elementary Schools; Key Club at ...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  The Humane Society of Catawba County in Hickory NC will be offering low-cost vaccines, heartworm tests and pest solutions for pets on Friday September 5, 2014 from 12-4pm and Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9am-2pm.  Heartworm, flea, and tick prevention are available for purchase during normal business hours. To make an appointment for vaccines or a heartworm test, call (828) 464-8878, Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm. HSCC and Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic services are available to any member of the public and are not limited to residents of Catawba County.
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
The citizens of the Hickory area are sponsoring a Human Rights Rally on Sunday, September 7, 2015 3pm.    They are rallying to bring citizens attention to the lack of jobs, job training, education, and economic development of our youth and the extent they may be willing to go to gain equality for their Human Rights and Civil Rights regardless of their racial makeup. They feel many of the city-owned buildings are unoccupied and under utilized and could be used as job training facilities. The rally will be at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 416 2nd Avenue SE, Hickory, NC on September 7, 2014 at 3:00pm. The Rev. Lamont Reeves, “We want and need real change, less talk and more action for our youth.”       The rally will be at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 416 2nd Avenue SE,...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
1830 10TH ST BLVD NW Hickory, NORTH CAROLINA 28601 Price: $225,000 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms1 Partial Baths2635 Square Ft. Listing # 9576368   Buyers will love this classic brick two-story colonial with 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in the desirable Lakeland Park neighborhood.The living room has built-ins, gas fireplace, and hardwood floors. The large kitchen has plenty of cabinets and stainless appliances. The main level also features a dining room with chair rail and den that could be used as an office.The second floor has four large bedrooms. The master bedroom suite includes a private bathroom with double sinks. The laundry/utility room is on the main floor.The back yard features a covered deck with fans and it is the perfect place to enjoy the nature around you. The yard has a smal...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
1050 21ST AVE NW 27 Hickory, NORTH CAROLINA 28601 Price: $66,500 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms 1 Partial Baths1306 Square Ft.Listing # 9578081   Updated 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath condo in Quail Ridge community on Lake Hickory. Fresh paint throughout, new laminate floors in the dining room , hallway and living room. New counter tops and back splash in the kitchen. Back deck has been re-stained and a new railing system added.Convenient location for shopping, dining out and recreation.Live in a community on Lake Hickory with a dock access, community pool, & tennis courts all included in the HOA!   CLICK HERE to learn more about this condo for sale in Hickory, NC.        1050 21st Avenue NW, Unit #27     Hickory Schools:Viewmont Elementary SchoolGrandview Middle SchoolHickory High School    
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
The 2014 Oktoberfest in Downtown Hickory NC (Union Square area) will be Friday, October 10th through Sunday October 12th.   Hickory Downtown Development Association brings to downtown four stages of live entertainment plus the Kidsfest stage featuring local talent.    More than 100 vendors.   Food from around the world.  A juried craft show. Amusement rides and carnival games.  New and exciting features every year!     Dates and Times of Festival: Friday, October 10, Festival opens 5pm - 11pm                              Saturday, Oct 11, 10am-11pm  (food served at noon) Sunday, Oct 12, Noon-5pm         Main Stage headliners to be announced soon.  Visit their website for updated information about the festival at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com    
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  Labor Day weekend events "Under The Sails" at Hickory Square this weekend will have a great kick off for the return of the Friday night Music under the Sails Series in September.  There are different types of performances coming to downtown.  They are adding Improv Comedy, drum circles, as well as praise and worship music performances by three local churches.     Friday, August 29, 2014, Hickory Arts kicks off the weekend with Improv at 6 p.m. with ‘Now Are the Foxes.’ This event is improvisational comedy that is made up of fresh, original scenes, based on audience input. Saturday, August 30, the Hickory Music Factory is bringing their monthly drum circles for anyone that would like to join in at 4 p.m. To wrap up the weekend, Sunday, August 31, Hickory Arts is bringing three church ...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
Full Circle Arts in Hickory NC is opening it's 6th Annual Silent Auction with a reception on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm.  The community is invited to begin bidding on auction items.  There will be a wide variety of paintings and prints, jewelry, pottery, as well as other items on display.  Most everything was created locally. Viewing continues until the Grand Gala Finale Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m..   Full Circle Arts is a nonprofit cooperative that provides a place for its members, local artists, to display and sell their creative art work. This includes paintings, sculptures, pottery, photographs, fiber art, jewelry, & paper quilling. The organization also presents several competitive exhibitions annually, such as the recent “Tiny Art Show."  All competi...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
Lenoir-Rhyne University in conjunction with the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club will resume “Public Observing Night,” on Friday, August 29, 2014 in the LR Observatory on top of Minges Science Building. This free event will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will conclude approximately 11:00 p.m. The public is invited to come to the top of Minges Science Building where several telescopes will be set up in addition to the 12.5 inch Cassegrain telescope in the observatory dome. To access the rooftop observatory, enter the building then take the elevator to the 4th floor and come up the steps. During this viewing, participants will be able to see a waxing crescent moon, Mars, the red planet, and Saturn and its rings. If you come early you may catch a glimpse of Mercury. If visibility is clear, participa...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
The City of Hickory invites the community to the annual Patriots Day Ceremony on Thursday, September 11th, 2014.  Come together "Under the Sails" in  Downtown Hickory Square to remember those who lost their lives, the lives that were forever changed, and honor those protecting our freedom     Music will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 6 p.m.           
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  The Western Piedmont Symphony is celebrating its 50th Season!  This 2014-2015 season enjoy Music of Distinction.   Friday, September 26, 2014 JE Broyhill Civic Center, 7:30 pm MASTERWORKS I,  The Banjo Constellation Featuring Bela Fleck, Banjo     Saturday, November 1, 2014 PE Monroe Auditorium, 7:30 PM MASTERWORKS II, Blast from the Past Featuring Kevin Lawrence, Violin       Saturday, February 14, 2015 PE Monroe Auditorium, 7:30 PM MASTERWORKS II  Love & Death Featuring WPSymphony     Saturday, March 28, 2015 PE Monroe Auditorium, 7:30 PM MASTERWORKS IV, Classical Coffee House Featuring Ursula Oppens, Piano       Saturday, April 25, 2015 PE Monroe Auditorium, 7:30 PM MASTERWORKS V, Resurrection Featuring the Hickory Choral Society     For Additional Concert Information & Tickets, co...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
Disney's The Little Mermaid is coming to The Hickory Community Theatre!  Opening night is Friday, October 5th, 2014 at 8pm.  The show will run 3 weekends until September 21st.   8:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 7:30 Thursdays, September 11 & 18 2:30 Sundays, September 14 & 21   Come join the fun  "Under the Sea" for a magical - and musical - adventure! It's fun for all ages when a beautiful young mermaid, who wants to be "Part of Your World" decides to leave her home and her fins behind in search of life - and love - on land. A multi-generational cast brings you this official stage version of the Disney hit with Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater, music by Alan Menken and a book by Doug Wright.   Directed by:  Mark and Leanna Bodnar   Ticket prices:   $18...
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