Wednesday, 26 September 2007 19:00
The rumor mill has been circulating about a possible
The plan would be to start a satellite campus in Hickory, courtesy
of Appalachian State University. Provost Stan Aeschleman says a UNC-Hickory is
not in the works. He says similar talk has surfaced in other communities.
Hickory City Manager Mick Berry, however, thinks it’s a
definite possibility- though it may not happen anytime soon. An extension of
the UNC system in Hickory would boost the area’s economy tremendously, he says.