Art & Faith: Funding a Trip to India

Cary, NC- When your kids have a passion, you will do anything to help. Kate Cook’s children, Grace and Stuart, want to help orphans in faraway India through a program called Global Hope. Kate is hosting a juried art exhibit to raise the needed funds. Read more

Business: Arboretum Apartments Sell for $39 Million

Story from staff reports. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Another big real estate deal closed in Cary. The Apartments at the Arboretum just changed hands for a cool $39.2 million. Read more

Win $10,000 in the Morrisville Chamber Raffle

Morrisville, NC – You could win $10,000 in the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce Reverse Raffle. And, you’ll be supporting one of the area’s finest business organizations. Read more

Cary Chamber 50th Anniversary

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – “How was it?” Lindsey asked. I had just gotten home from the Cary Chamber 50th Anniversary Celebration. “Lots of fun” I answered. “Unexpectedly moving.”  Read more

Railroading: Day Trip to Salisbury

Story and pictures by Tam Richert.

Two hours by train from Cary, the town of Salisbury, North Carolina is steeped in history and small town charm. Read more

Technology Video: Controlling a Robot with Your Thoughts

Cary NC – This week in our S.T.E.M. video series, we show a woman who is paralyzed controlling a robotic arm with nothing but her thoughts. Kids with an interest in science will find this video more inspiring than Futurama. Read more

Business: Green Kangaroo, e-Commerce Stationer for Brides

Cary, NC – Green Kangaroo is an e-commerce custom stationer with a store front in a new Downtown Cary location. Unlike other businesses in our local market, they don’t rely on foot traffic to do business. When they opened in March, I was curious to learn what resided behind the frosted windows down the street from our CaryCitizen office. Read more

Dining: Hurricane Grill Opens Near Trader Joes

Story and photo by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – The Luihn Family has been a force in the Cary business landscape for years, operating all of the Taco Bell and KFC restaurants in the area. Their latest venture, Hurricane Grill & Wings in Cary, breaks the mold with a sit-down family friendly atmosphere located in a long vacant spot on Kildaire Farm Road near Trader Joe’s. Read more

Anti-Bullying Program in Cary Wins Chamber Excellence Award

Story by Lindsey Chester photo courtesy Davis Drive Middle School.

Cary, NC – Bullying among school kids may be a disheartening fact of life, but one Wake County School created their own program to empower students using positive reinforcement for good behavior coupled with technology. They got results, and recently won the Cary Chamber Entrepreneurial Award in Education for 2012. Read more

Circus Restaurant to Close This Friday

Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – It’s been a great run – 44 years. But Circus Restaurant on East Chatham Street has announced that it will be closing it’s doors for good this Friday. Read more