With thousands of acres of parks and hundreds of miles of greenways, Wake County is one of the leading parks communities in the country. Now, Wake County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson will be the chair of a new national committee, looking at preserving and creating parks, trails and open space around the United States.
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The latest Cary Town Council meeting was very unusual, with no Public Hearings or Discussion Items on the agenda. But there were updates and announcements, including an award for a Cary greenway project.
After its parent company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in late 2018, the Mayton Inn is now up sale, with the proceeds to be used to pay off the loans from the Town of Cary.
The Triangle’s annual fundraiser for the National Inclusion Project returns this April, and Cary’s Fred Astaire Dance Studio is training the local celebrity participants to give audiences an entertaining night.
Cary High School has an extensive culinary education program, both for cooking and for restaurant management. This year, five students at Cary High School won first place in a statewide culinary competition and now move on to compete nationwide later this year.
Cary’s dodgeball tournament returns this weekend with 15 teams competing. Spectators can not only watch the competition unfold but also help raise money for scholarships in town.
The latest Cary Town Council meeting saw a vote to approve the master plan for the final phase of Cary’s downtown park, a project more than a decade in the making, as well as Public Hearings on annexations and rezonings around town.
Citizens from Cary and beyond are familiar with the Downtown Cary Park and its fountain but that is only one segment of the overall park, with the master plan for the remaining six acres up for a vote this week.
Now open in Cary Towne Center, Vibe is a new co-working space focused on female entrepreneurs and getting people out of their homes and making real-world connections.
Research Triangle Park (RTP) is planning on three new updates and projects, from office to retail to residential and more, detailed as part of a presentation on what drives economic development in not just the Triangle but North Carolina overall.