Hickory, NC Real Estate News

By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  AT 9 AM ON OCTOBER 5, 2014, ENJOY A GREAT RIDE AND HELP COMBAT PEDIATRIC CANCER! The Carolina Cycle Challenge is the area's premiere fun ride to benefit the fight against pediatric cancer. Taking over from Brett's Ride, the CCC is powered by the Rotary Clubs of the Catawba Valley and last year donated $50,000 (which was matched by the generous help of the Leon Levine Foundation) to the Levine Children's Hospital. At 10, 32 and 55 miles (plus the Tot Zone for the little ones), there is a ride for every skill level! Pre-ride festivities begin at 8:30. Packet pick-up is at the YMCA, Saturday, October 4th (Saturday)  Noon - 5 PM, and October 5th (Sunday) 7 to 8:30 am before the race. Parking is available at Frye Regional Medical Center two blocks south of the Y.Be sure to stay for the Af...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  Hickory, NC: The public is invited to Ironwood Estate Orchids for an Open House and Sale at the Greenhouse beginning Friday September 12 and continuing through September 21, 2014.  Hours for the Open House are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Aselect group of Cattleya orchids will be featured    Ironwood Estate Orchids, owned and operated by Dale and Phyllis Erikson.  The Erikson's have over 30 years of experience growing and caring for orchids.  The greenhouse is located at 3757 Sandy Ford Rd., Hickory, NC, 28602.  For further information, you may contact Phyllis at (828) 294-3950 or visit http://www.ironwoodorchids.com./    The Open House is free to the public. The Erikson's will be on site and available to answer questions on the care of orchids. Plants, pots and orchid supplies will be for sal...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
1068 15TH ST NE Hickory, NORTH CAROLINA 28601   Price: $72,000 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 1120 Square Ft.Listing # 9577824   Nice home on a corner lot in NE Hickory featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large eat in kitchen, and laundry room. Seller is including appliances and storage building.   For more information on this Hickory NC home for sale, CLICK HERE.     1068 15TH ST NE Hickory NC 28601   Catawba County Schools:St.Stephens Elementary SchoolArndt Middle SchoolSt.Stephens High School
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
In just a few short weeks, The Sails on the Square will come to musical life on Friday nights, once again, with the September Sails Music Series. The organizers of the series are working to ensure that Hickory, North Carolina will continue to be a unique Friday destination for the musically adventurous citizens of the area. The Sails Music Series kicked off in May and jammed through the month of June. This community event takes a break during the hottest summer months, July and August, and resumes in the month of September. Every Friday night in September, starting at 6 p.m., a variety of musical talents will perform. As the temperature cools off and the music begins to play, The Sails on the Square will become the place to be. All the groups included in the lineup are family friendly,...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
    2022 TALBOT LN Hickory, NORTH CAROLINA 28601 Price: $154,900 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 1 Partial Baths1680 Square Ft.Listing # 9577673   Wonderful townhouse with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and hardwood floors in the Mountain View area of Hickory. This home features a great open layout on the main level with the kitchen, dining room, and living room all open to each other. Upstairs has a huge master bedroom with lots of closet space. There are two large bedrooms and a second bathroom. This home is great for people needing to be close to HWY 321 for quick access to Charlotte but prefer to live the simpler life in a smaller town.   CLICK HERE to learn more about this Hickory NC Townhome For Sale.         2022 TALBOT LN Hickory, NORTH CAROLINA 28601     CATAWBA COUNTY SCHOOLS: Mountain Vie...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
2730 24TH ST CT NE Hickory, NORTH CAROLINA 28601 Price: $247,900 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 1 Partial Baths1916 Square Ft.Listing # 9577174   This lovely home has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and is nestled on 0.33 acre culdesac lot in Brookfield.The main level has hardwood floors throughout , a large living room with gas log fireplace, that opens up into breakfast nook, and kitchen with tiled countertops & island. The formal dining area and plantation blinds on lower level. The upstairs features the bedrooms and 2 baths upstairs. The master bedroom suite has a jetted tub, double vanity, separate shower, and his & hers closets. Fresh paint throughout whole house and upper and lower decks newly stained. The basement recently finished has a large family/entertainment room and other rooms which ...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  Full Circle Arts is calling artists to enter its second annual “Tiny Art Show” being held August 7 - 23, 2014.    Art in any medium will be accepted, as long as it is no larger than 12 inches in any direction, including frames or bases.   The dates to deliver entries are Thursday, July 31, Friday, August 1, 11:00-5:00 pm or Saturday, August 2, 11:00-2:00 pm.   There is no fee for participating.   The art will be on display August 7 to 23 at Full Circle Arts in its new location next door to McGuire’s Pub.   Ribbons will be awarded by Ginny Zellmer of the Hickory Museum of Art and there will also be a People’s Choice ribbon.     Full Circle Arts is a non-profit artists’ cooperative located in downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW.   Full Circle Arts members are present at the gallery ...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  lot HIGHLAND AVE Hickory, NORTH CAROLINA 28602 Price: $12,000 Listing # 9577102   Future Revitalization area of Hickory. .48 acre commercial lot.   To learn more about this commercial property for sale on Highland Ave in Hickory NC, CLICK HERE. 
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  Toy, Hobby & Sportscard & Nascar Show will be coming to the Hickory Metro Convention Center on Saturday July 19, 2014, from 9am-4pm.   Admission $5 Adults Age 15 & Under Free Free Parking                       Hickory Metro Convention Center 1960 13th Avenue Drive, S.E. Hickory, NC 28602
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
    Hickory Community Theatre presents The Fish Princess for younger audiences. The shows will start at 2:30 pm Thursday and Saturdays & 11:30 am Fridays -  August 7, 8, 9, 14 15 & 16, 2014 RugBug Theatre is performed by their youngest actors and actresses for their youngest audiences. These shows are perfect for budding theatre lovers or just a fun family afternoon! Children are invited to sit directly in front of the stage — in the heart of the action. No one blocks their view and you foster a love of performing arts. $3 admission Florin and his brothers and sister Penny live in a humble cottage.  When Florin goes fishing for diner one day, he meets an enchanted Princess who has been turned into a fish by the evil Liversquish!  But the Fish Princess is magic and can grant Florin ANYT...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
    Hickory Community Theatre presents The Hunchback and the Eager Ogres for younger audiences. The shows will start at 2:30 pm Thursday and Saturdays & 11:30 am Fridays July 17, 18, 19, 24 25 & 26, 2014   RugBug Theatre is performed by their youngest actors and actresses for their youngest audiences. These shows are perfect for budding theatre lovers or just a fun family afternoon! Children are invited to sit directly in front of the stage — in the heart of the action. No one blocks their view and you foster a love of performing arts.   $3 admission Sarita gives help to The Fairies, and in return is given a wonderful gift!  When Sarita hears that the Ogres have made one village deaf, and another blind, and yet another unable to speak, she goes out to help break the Ogres’ curse, helpin...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
        The Catawba Science Center offers free admission on the  third Friday of each month.   Visitors can access to all exhibits for free, except planetarium shows.   This offer is not valid for groups of 10 or more. The Catawba Science Center is open from 10am - 5pm.         For more information visit catawbascience.org
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
    The Carmike Cinemas in Hickory NC has a Summer Movie series for kids through August 21, 2014..   Every Thursday, a family-friendly movie is shown at 10 am.  All seats are at a discounted price of $4.00 which includes admission, a small popcorn  and a small drink.  The following are movie titles and dates: July 10 - Despicable Me July 17 - Despicable Me 2 July 24 - The Nut Job July 31 - The Lego Movie August 7 - RIO August 14 - Mr. Peabody & Sherman August 21 - RIO 2   Carmike Cinemas, 2000 Catawba Valley Blvd, Hickory NC 828-304-0089
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
    Business community members will be helping to raise money for the Muscular Distrophy Association on Thursday, July 24, 2014.  These volunteers will be “locked up” at Market on Main, and accused of having a “big heart."  They will be" arrested and serving time” in a mock jail at Market on Main to raise bail for the Muscular Dystrophy Association!         Market On Main, 335 Main Ave SW, Hickory, NC 28602     “Lock-Up” is one of MDA’s premier fund-raising events nationwide. Locally, it is critical to the success of MDA’s fundraising and research efforts. Funds raised enable MDA to continue providing direct services to local children and adults with neuromuscular diseases in Hickory and Catawba County. In addition to a world wide research program, MDA provides assistance with the repa...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  The 4th Annual Folkmoot Festival is coming to Hickory SALT Block Auditorium on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 7 pm.  The Folkmoot Festival celebrates global cultures, The event is rich in history as a result of its 31 years in existence. Dances and musicians display cultural heritage through colorful, authentic, and original reproduction costumes, lively dances, and traditional music. This international folk festival has had over 200 groups from 100 different countries perform. This year’s countries coming to Hickory are Hawaii, Turkey, and Romania. For the 4th year in a row, TSH Charitable Trust has been the major sponsor for this event, which allows them to reduce the ticket prices for our great community. Tickets Ages 13+ -  $10 each. Ages 12 and under, FREE (although they do have to pu...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  Grab some friends and have some fun designing a bed to race at the 1st Annual Safe Harbour's Bedspread Derby, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 starting at 8:30 AM. The race will take place at the 300 block of  Main Avenue NW, Hickory, NC.  "Make a Bed, Make a Difference." is a fundraiser benefiting, Safe Harbour, a rescue mission helping women and children in need. If you are interested in participating, entry forms are available at the Resource Warehouse & Gallery located at 451 11th Street NW in Hickory.  To contact them by phone, please call 828-256-2695 Cost: $100 per team (5 people per team) All proceeds go to benefit Safe Harbor Rescue Mission ~ Providing a Christ-centered community where women can work to rebuild their lives through immediate and long-term programs.     SAFE HARBO...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  A memorial 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for June 28, 2014 at Crawdad's Stadium in honor of Ashley Hart and Linda Gales. Proceeds will go to assist the Gales' Family, Hospice, the Susan G Komen -NC Foothills, and the Catawba Valley Medical Center's Comprehensive Cancer Center. This event will occur rain or shine!  Race starts at 8:00 am. $20 per participant prior to July 5th $25 per participant after July 5th and on race day All participants registered before July 5th will receive a free t-shirt Packet pick-up will take place Friday, June 27, 2014 at Mountain View Elementary School from 4pm-6pm.  Race day packet pickup will begin at 7:00 am.   This is the 2nd annual Hart and Soul 5k, previously named the Heart and Soul 5K in 2013.  This race is a Memorial race in honor of two very special ...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  Catawba Science Center (CSC), with support from the City of Hickory and numerous furniture companies throughout the Unifour region, will open the exhibit Furniture. Well Crafted: Science + Innovation + Technology. This exhibit will connect the community to the wonders of technology and science behind the art and craftsmanship of fine furniture. This exhibition will run through November 9, 2014. For over 110 years the furniture industry has been a major employer in the Unifour region. Many people have the feeling that furniture plants are a bad place to work due to past impressions and the serious loss of job over the last two decades. Much of that has changed as furniture manufacturers have modernized, automated, and adapted their businesses to new levels of customer service. The wor...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  Five local community leaders have agreed to help raise money for Habitat for Humanity during the “Kiss a Cow” fundraiser contest.  From now through July 24, 2014, donations can be made by visiting the Catawba Valley Habitat for Humanity website and clicking on the "donate" button. Donors are asked to place the name of the contestant they are honoring with their donation in the comments section of the form.    The contestants include: Hickory Mayor, Rudy Wright; Catawba County Superintendent of Schools, Dan Brigman; Vice president of HSM, Steve Underdown; Manager of the Hickory Crawdads, Corey Ragsdale; Habitat for Humanity executive director, Mitzi Gellman.   The contest will end with a winner kissing a cow on July 25, 2014 at LP Frans Stadium immediately following the baseball game b...
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By Mike & Kathleen Kelly, Hickory NC REALTORS
(HICKORY REAL ESTATE GROUP)
  Sharon Clarke, “The Story Lady,” will perform at Ridgeview Recreation Center on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 10 a.m., as well as  Patrick Beaver Memorial Library at 2:30 p.m. as part of the Hickory Public Libraries’ Summer Reading Program: With a fun and unique blend of music and storytelling, The Story Lady likes to delight and captivate her listeners.  She entertains  with her a variety of instruments, props and sometimes puppets to actively involve the audience in each performance. Sharon Clark, “The Story Lady,” is a mother, grandmother, storyteller, songwriter, entertainer and educator. She has been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout the Southeast for over 15 years. She is a member of the North Carolina Storytellers Guild, The National Storytelling Network and is the own...
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