Also, many of the city's residents are ignorant, racist, bigoted, and hateful.
The high schools are populated mostly with prepnecks. In other words, preppy rich kids who attempt to play themselves off as rednecks.
Not to mention, the city sucks ass and there is nothing to do. You should never live there.
Hickory was also know as "The Furniture Manufacturing Capital of the World" until recently as most plants have closed or moved production oversea's. Though it still retains the title as the "birthplace" of duct tape, originally invented during WWII at Shuford Mills as sealant for burst pipes in submarines the company has since changed it's name to Shur-Tape Technologies offering a wide variety of adhesives. Hickory is also home to racing legend Dale Jarrett (UPS #88), after winning the Winston-Cup race during the 90's he has since not won anymore races. Hickory made national headlines in 2002 after a rainstorm created one of the largest sinkholes ever, it also swallowed a brand new Corvette in the process. The sinkhole occurred in the parking lot of Buffalo's restaurant, the city inspector deemed the building unsafe and the owners closed to do extensive and expensive repair work to the parking lot and building, the restaurant closed within months of reopening.
Hickory is also home to one of the finest learning establishments ever created, Hickory High School (HHS). The school is extremely stratified in its socio-economic classes as well as race. Armed police officers patrol the school campus to prevent and break up the common physical conflicts that erupt between students. Surprisingly, most of these fights are between students belonging to the same social group. Although the majority of teachers are inept in both areas of subject matter and teacher-pupil relations, a few are exemplary in their skills and seem to make up for the rest of them.
"That guy is really Hickory"
"Do you want some Hickory?"
Hickory is home to the biggest redneck NASCAR fans ever. NASCAR is almost like a religion in some homes.
Hickory is also one of the easiest places to get lost in. It has the absolutely most horrible street names ever. I mean, there will be "25 Ave Dr" and "25 Ave Dr Ln" (and lane just has to be in microscopic fucking letters with a damn ficus tree going around the sign) right fucking next to each other!
Also, Hickory is the home of Saint Stephens Highschool, which is the most amazing school ever (unlike Hickory High). Saint has less fighting, more funny people, and though it has the nickname "Skank Stephens" has fewer babies born to students.