Applause! Cary Youth Theatre

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre Celebrates 20th Season

Cary, NC – Since the 1990s, Applause! Cary Youth Theater has been the gateway into theater for hundreds of local students. Now in its 20th season, the program is reflecting on its past while also bringing in alumni to participate in productions from Applause’s history. Read more

Cary Band Day Returns for 60th Year

Cary, NC – A Cary tradition for decades now, Cary Band Day returns to Cary High School this weekend for its 60th straight year. Read more

Wake County Public School System

Education: Bill Fletcher October 2018 Newsletter

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for September 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Vote YES to Pay LESS!

That is the choice voters have with the Wake School Bond issue. The County is asking voters to approve using General Obligation bonds for school construction which is the most cost-effective way to borrow money for construction.

Voter approval will save taxpayers significant interest on debt.

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Money Matters: 529s and Estate Planning: What’s the Connection?

Editor’s Note: Briant Sikorski from Stratos Wealth Partners in Cary contributed this article.

Cary, NC – Assets in 529 plans have grown significantly in recent years due to their college planning potential. But there’s another side to 529 plans that may appeal to you – potential estate planning benefits.1 Read more

Wake Education Board Candidates Talk Growth, Safety and Reassignment at Forum

Cary, NC – With early voting starting in less than a week, candidates for the Wake County Board of Education met at a forum to discuss top questions about local public schools, particularly managing growth and ensuring student safety. Read more

Cary’s Heritage: Cary High Class Trips

Cary, NC – For many years, near the end of the school year at Cary High, every graduating class was taken on a trip. Here are some fond memories of those trips by the students. Read more

Wake County Education

Education: Bill Fletcher 2018 September Newsletter

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for September 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Student Assignment Plan Released

As the balance of 162,000 students began classes, district staff released the draft plan to open four new schools in 2019 and assign students to schools with available seats…all in an effort to reduce over-crowding, comply with the state-mandated class size reduction, align k-8 calendars and possibly remove enrollment caps from some schools.

Public information sessions are being held now. Draft 2 of the plan will be released September 18. Public comment is welcomed at the district website. Read more

Money Matters: Are Your Kids Hurting Their College or Job Prospects on Social Media?

Editor’s Note: Briant Sikorski from Stratos Wealth Partners in Cary contributed this article.

Cary, NC – Everything doesn’t need posting.

Picture an admissions officer at an elite university, weighing whether that school should accept your child in its next freshman class. A quick Instagram or Facebook profile search discourages that academic gatekeeper. Your kid doesn’t get into that great college, all because of what was posted online.

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Wake Tech

Wake Tech Cuts Ribbon on New Morrisville Campus

Morrisville, NC – Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina’s largest community college, got even bigger with a ribbon-cutting on its newest campus located in Morrisville in Research Triangle Park. Read more

Waltonwood Cary Parkway

Waltonwood Running Food and School Supply Drive This Month

Cary, NC – With the school year starting soon, local Caryites can help make sure local children get everything they need as Waltonwood Cary Parkway holds a donation drive for food and school supplies this week and next. Read more