Beware: Asian Needle Ant

 

By Matt Young, Photo by Benoit Guenard of NCSU Biology Department.

Cary, NC – The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) and NC State are alerting Carolinians to be on the lookout for the Asian Needle Ant, a relatively new pest in the region. NCPMA is the trade association representing the professional pest management industry in North Carolina. Read more

Cary’s First Reuse Rodeo: What’s in Your Closet?

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by K.

Cary, NC – I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of stuff in my closets that really needs to go. My kids are growing so fast. Their closets are full of last year’s barely worn clothing and shoes that no longer fit.

I have an old desk chair and child-size beach chairs that we don’t use anymore. A perfectly good coffee machine and a never used Easy Bake Oven are just waiting for a new home. What’s in your closet? Read more

The Solar Farm on the Parking Deck

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Back in 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly implemented the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). Under this law, investor-owned utility companies in North Carolina (like Duke Energy) are required to meet 12.5% of their electrical needs through renewable energy sources.

Now, Cary is forging ahead with an innovative plan for a solar farm on a parking deck. Read more

Environment: Aerating Jordan Lake

Story from staff reports. Photo by Julie Roland.

Cary, NC – By almost any measure, Cary is in an enviable position when it comes to water. Unliek many municipalities across the Triangle and around the country, we have a large, clean and dependable water supply in Jordan Lake.

Now, plans are afoot to study a new system to aerate parts of the lake and improve its overall health. Read more

Backyard Birding in Cary with Roger Tory Peterson

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – I moved to Cary thirteen years ago from a fairly urban area, 15 miles outside of Manhattan. We didn’t see many birds there beside the common robin, sparrow or occasional bluejay. I did a double take when I saw my first bright yellow gold finch in Cary. I simply had to know what this tropical looking bird was!

That’s when I fell in love with Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guide to Eastern Birds. Read more

Environment: More on EV Charging Stations in Cary

Cary, NC – Following up on our Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station story yesterday, Emily Barrett from ToC has passed along some info about other charging stations and plans in Cary. Read more

Cary Picks Siemens for EV Charging Stations

Cary, NC – According to a report on TheAutoChannel, Siemens has been selected to provide Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations for Cary. Read more

Trash Talk: New Law Bans Computers and TVs from Landfills

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo by Mosman Council.

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary was the first in the state to offer curbside pickup of discarded computers for recycling. Now, a new statewide law bans all computers and TVs from landfills.  Read more

Weather: Smokey Enough For Ya?

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – You may have walked outside today and noticed the smell of something burning and a distinct haze in the air. My assumption was that something nearby was on fire. Read more

Bear-y Cary?

From staff reports. Photo by Mark L. Watson.

Cary, NC – Black bears have been reported as being sighted in Raleigh and Garner and now in Cary. It is unknown whether or not this is the same bear wandering the Triangle. Read more