Downtown Cary: Plans for 2012

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC  – It was another packed house at the Heart of Cary Association‘s (HoCA) first meeting in the new year. The guest speaker was Cary’s Town Manager Ben Shivar and the crowd was eager to hear what he had to say about plans for DownTown Cary in 2012. Read more

Downtown Cary This Week: Shivar at HoCA on Thursday

Story from staff reports. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Today, we introduce a column called Downtown Cary This Week. Read more

CaryCitizen Names Jeff Strowe Manager of Media Services

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Coming on the heels of our one millionth story view, CaryCitizen kicks off 2012 with several new improvements. Most notably, we’re please to announce that Jeff Strowe is joining the organization as our first full-time Manager of Media Services. Read more

Technology: Predictions for 2012

Story and illustration by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – What would the last week of the year be without a few predictions? Gazing into the crystal ball, here’s what I see for technology 2012. Some of it may surprise you. Read more

Business: REI Moving to Former Border’s Books Location

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – REI, the outdoor clothing and adventure retailer, has announced that it’s moving from Crossroads to Devonshire Plaza, the old location of Border’s Books. Read more

Real Estate: Cary Company Charts Worst Markets in U.S.

Story by Hal Goodtree photo by Sean Dreilinger.

Cary, NC – LocalMarket Monitor, a Cary-based company that charts the real estate industry, just published a list of the worst housing markets in America for 2011. Cary, NC is thankfully not on the list. In fact, no North Carolina city made the list. Read more

Restaurants: Former Stonewood Grill to Become Rockwell’s

Story by Lindsey Chester and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality , recently announced plans for a second Cary restaurant in the former Stonewood Grill on Darrington Drive off NW Cary Parkway. Read more

Business: MRPP Sold

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – MRPP, the full-service media agency founded by Sheila Ogle, has been sold to a firm in Tennessee.  Read more

Business: Kenexa Chooses Cary

Story from staff reports. Photo by Ribarnica.

Cary, NC – Cary Economic Development, a joint venture of the Town and the Cary Chamber, scored another win today to end the year on a high note. Kenexa (NYSE: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has chosen Cary for a new Center of Excellence facility. Read more

Pictures: Cary Christmas Parade

Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Saturday was the 32nd Annual Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade. The weather was perfect, with thousands lining the parade route in Downtown Cary.

There were floats, mascots, marching bands, dancers, scouts, old cars, hoopers, dogs, artificial snow, real bubbles, elected officials, Elvis, Santa and a giant pelting of candy. It was literally raining candy at the corner of Chatham and Academy for two straight hours, thrown by participants into the crowd along the parade route. Wise children brought bags. Read more