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Leaders look back at Hickory's last 20 years

Leaders look back at Hickory's last 20 years

Economic challenges have defined Hickory in the past 20 years. When Hickory was named an All-America City in 2007, the application focused on how the community came together after losing more than 12,000 manufacturing jobs in a two-year span. The downturn in 2008 was another fist to the region’s economic jaw. Two longtime Hickory residents, former State Senator Andy Wells and former...

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