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Hickory The New 'College Town'?

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The City of Hickory has created a new commission to explore the idea of becoming a “university town.” Lenoir-Rhyne University is located within the city limits.

“Hickory was formed in 1873, and then in 1893 Lenoir-Rhyne was established. So, we kind of grew up together,” said Mayor Rudy Wright. “We’ve always had a great relationship. But, we decided it might be nice to formalize that process.”

The move is designed to help make Hickory synonymous with Lenoir-Rhyne University.

“We want people, when they think of Hickory to think of Lenoir-Rhyne, and when people think of Lenoir-Rhyne they think of Hickory,” said Mayor Rudy Wright.

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