Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 November Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for November 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

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Cary Band Day Returns for 59th Year, with Bands from Across Cary and NC

Cary, NC – For more than a half century, Cary Band Day has been a local tradition to recognize the hard work of high school marching bands both in Cary and across the state. This year carries that tradition forward again with dozens of schools competing and performing. Read more

Green Hope Marching Band Prepares for Super Regional Competition

Cary, NC – Sun at high noon, clouds dotted across the sky, the grass in a triplet of colors. The clack of wooden sticks clicking with the constant beeping of the metronome piercing the summer air. All while 170 high schoolers march on a field. The Green Hope Marching Band started camp last week. The two time Semi Finalist band looks to leave its mark on the Bands of America Super Regional this year. The Falcon Regiment has 172 members this year, which is one of its highest numbers yet. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 October Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for October 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Money Matters: 529 Plans – Taking Distributions

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

Cary, NC – Parents looking to take advantage of the many benefits of saving for college with a 529 plan will want to know the full details on which educational expenses qualify for tax-free distribution status – and which do not.1
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State of Morrisville Looks at Problems Associated with Fast Growth

Cary, NC – Wake County now has more than one million people living here, and while that means economic opportunities, it also presents many challenges for limited land and resources. This year’s State of Morrisville discussion centered on town and county officials talking about these challenges and potential solutions. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 September Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for September 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Night Photography Class

Cary, NC – Whether you use a cell phone, point-and-shoot camera or DSLR, taking pictures at night can be a challenge. Hone your skills with Documentary Night Photography at Duke University, taught by CaryCitizen publisher Hal Goodtree.


Learn to Take Pictures at Night

In years past, taking pictures at night was the province of a few patient, obsessive souls. Now, digital chips in cameras and cell phones can almost see in the dark.

Documentary Night Photography teaches photographers of all levels, and with all kinds of gear, how to unlock the inherent capabilities in your camera. Topics include:

  • Speeding up your camera
  • Taking long exposures
  • Adjusting color temperature
  • Street Tips
  • Composition

Learn more about the class at Documentary Night Photography.

Center for Documentary Studies

Documentary Night Photography is an offering of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. Classes meet at CDS on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 PM beginning September 20, 2017..

Each session includes one hour of class discussion and two hours of work on the street.

Documentary Night Photography class, 2016.

What Students Say

“One of my favorite classes at CDS!” – Karen H., student
“Thanks for introducing me to the night.“ – Ken Z., student
“I really had a good time.” – Giuseppe Z, student
“The photos are spectacular.” – Center for Documentary Studies

More Info & Registration

Find out more and sign up at Documentary Night Photography.


Story from staff reports. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Local Preschool Raises Money for Childhood Cancer Treatment

Cary, NC – The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is well-known for its work treating children with cancers and other serious diseases. This past week, students at Cary’s Chesterbrook Academy Preschool helped their fellow children by raising money for the hospital. Read more

Early Education Center Opening with Nature Enhancing Education

Cary, NC – Research shows children benefit from learning outdoors as well as in a classroom. A new school opening in West Cary is putting that into practice, with early childhood development focused on blending the two together. Read more