Tax Free Weekend is Here

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – This coming weekend consumers get a little break with North Carolina’s Tax Free Holiday. We have a daughter heading off to college, and have been waiting to purchase a few big items until now. Read more

The Many Shades of Boy Scouting

Story by Brian Schmid. Photo by Benjamin Toombs.

Cary, NC – Scouting is a pretty simple organization, right? You wear a khaki shirt and go sit in the woods every so often and practice firemaking or something.

In reality though, scouting is a huge organization with many different branches with different opportunities. In addition to the Boy Scouts, there are 3 other major programs that a scout can join at age 13. Read more

Technology Video: 155 MPH All-Electric Superbus

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo from Superbus.

Cary, NC – This week, the S.T.E.M. Technology Video series returns with a story about a 155 MPH all-electric Superbus.  Read more

Cary Student Selected for National Youth Science Camp

Cary, NC – Greeshma Somashekar from Cary, North Carolina, was selected to represent North Carolina as a delegate to the 2012 National Youth Science Camp® (NYSC). Somashekar, a recent graduate of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, will join 119 other top high school graduates representing the United States as well as students from other countries at the prestigious four-week program, now in its 49th year. Read more

Afloat With the Cary Naval ROTC Sailing Team

Story by Brian Schmid. Photo by Phillip Thomas.

Cary, NC – Did you know that Cary High has a Junior ROTC program? Did you know that it’s Naval ROTC? Well, Cary NJROTC has a new sailing team, and I’m the captain. Here’s the story of a typical sailing practice on our new yacht. Read more

A Car Wash for Tubas

Story from staff reports. Photo from WikiMedia.

Cary, NC – Under the heading “Interesting and Eclectic Events in Cary,” there’s a car wash for tubas this weekend at Cary High School. Read more

CaryCitizen Welcomes Summer Intern Brian Schmid

Story and photo by CaryCitizen Publisher Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – CaryCitizen is pleased to welcome Brian Schmid as our official Summer Intern. Read more

Cary Student Wins State Department Scholarship

Cary, NC – Lots of kids study abroad, even in high school. But not many get a scholarship from the U.S. State Department to do so. Meet Kira Wegner-Clemens. 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

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