Cary High Students Earn Scholarships in Culinary Competition

Cary, NC – Students in ProStart programs across North Carolina learn about preparing food and working in the culinary industry. But five Cary students recently took that to the next level, winning third place in a statewide culinary competition and earning scholarships for themselves. Read more

Wake County Schools

Education: Bill Fletcher 2018 March Newsletter

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

Legislature Eases Class Size Mandate Timetable

Members of the NC Senate finally responded to thousands of parent and teacher requests to phase in the reduction of class sizes in grades K-3. They also began allocating specific funding for classes such as art, music and PE. The legislation is a little like novacain – it postpones the pain for now. This action clarifies the near term financial challenges as Wake builds its next operating budget. The need for additional classrooms remains a burden on local property tax payers. Let me say thank you who took the time to speak with your legislator. Now reach out again and say “Thanks”!

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Cary Parents Organizing for New Wake School Security

Cary, NC – In response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school in February, a group of Cary parents has begun pushing for new locking mechanisms to be added to Wake County schools with support steadily growing. Read more

Green Hope High School

Green Hope Students Call for Action at School Walkout

Cary, NC – Two weeks after a high-profile school shooting in Parkland, Florida, nearly 2,0000 students staged a walkout at Green Hope High School to call for an end to school gun violence and to demand change from elected officials. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2018 February Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for February 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

West Cary

West Cary Group Brings Attention to Local Concerns

Cary, NC – West Cary is the fastest growing part of Cary but residents have expressed concerns about a lack of resources paired with growing infrastructure needs. For the past year and a half, the Northwest Cary Community Connection has worked to bridge the divide between residents and town government to highlight the local priorities. Read more

Tech Startup

New Cary Company Creating Durable, Green Tech

Cary, NC – If you’ve bought any electronics for personal use, you may have noticed that you have to replace them after only a few years. A new tech startup in Cary is looking to change that trend by creating long-lasting products and cut down on electronic waste. Read more

Wake County Board of Education

Education: Bill Fletcher 2018 January Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for January 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Abilities Dance

Abilities Dance Encourages Special-Needs Students Through Dance

Cary, NC – A Cary-based program has been helping special-needs people participate in dance and build confidence, all free of charge. Read more

Girl Scouts

Refugee Students Introduced to American Culture Through Girl Scout’s Project

Cary, NC – More than 3,000 refugees were settled in North Carolina in 2016, more than the majority of U.S. states. For those young people who came over as refugees to the Triangle area, one Cary Girl Scout created a project to help acclimate them to life in local schools. Read more