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

Read & Feed 2012 Capital Campaign

Photo by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – One of our favorite community programs is Read & Feed. It’s an all-volunteer, no-cost program to help economically disadvantaged kids. Now is their Capital Campaign. Find out how you can make a contribution to this excellent organization. Read more

Business: Meet 17 Year-Old Entrepreneur Connor Bernstein at CIC

Cary, NC – Nine year-old Connor Bernstein had always liked science. After years of buying frustrating or incomplete science kits with his allowance, he decided to create his own. The seeds for Kits For Kids were planted. Meet Connor and hear his impressive story at Cary Innovation Center on Wednesday, May 16.

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Education: Take The Magnet School Survey

Photo of Farmington Woods Elementary in Cary by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), the largest school system in the state of North Carolina, has ranked among the best in the country. They are looking for your input on their magnet school program now through June 1. Read more

Technology Video: Fibonacci Numbers

Cary, NC –  The latest in our S.T.E.M. video series concerns Fibonacci Numbers, also known as the Golden Ratio. It is a sequence of numbers that influence mathematics, science, engineering, art and religion. This video also has the virtue of being beautiful to watch. Read more

Green Hope, Panther Creek to Stay in Tri-9

Story by staff reports. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – This week, Panther Creek and Green Hope high schools won an appeal to stay in their current Tri-9 4A Athletic conference in Wake County Public Schools. Read more

1700 Empty Bottles Build Bright Horizons Greenhouse

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – The children at Bright Horizons at the Clubhouse in Cary have been busy for the past year building a Greenhouse made out of 1700 recycled 2-liter bottles. The children will use the greenhouse to grow food to give back to their community as part of the Grow & Share program. Read more

Cary Native Wins Fulbright Award

Story and photo by Joan Conwell.

Cary, NC – When she was at Martin Middle School, Cary native Leslie Willis discovered a love of travel through her grandmother, whose photo books, adventure stories, and spur of the moment trips captivated her. A decade later, she has been awarded a 2013 Fulbright grant to teach English in Malaysia. Read more

Help Local Team Reach Odyssey of the Mind Worlds

Story from Morrisville Odyssey of the Mind. Photo from

For only the third time in its school’s history, a team from the Morrisville/Cary area has made it to the World Finals for Odyssey of the Mind. Read more