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The Upchurch Farm: Stories from 3 Generations

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Right off of High House and Davis, just minutes away from shopping centers and housing developments, is a lot of land and a big story. I got to speak with three generations of the Upchurch family, the folks behind the incredible history of the farm on Carpenter Upchurch Road.…

Profiles: Remembering Jean Ladd

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Jean Ladd had a tremendous connection with Cary's history--after all, she lived here in the 1930's and grew up on Dry Avenue right down the road from what is now the Cary Arts Center. Mrs. Ladd lived in Cary her whole life, and I knew that she had an incredible…

Rudolph: What You Didn’t Notice as a Kid

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer aired for the first time on December 6, 1964 on NBC. It has aired every year since 1964, making it the longest running Christmas TV special in history.…

David J. Martin Wins Hometown Spirit Award

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Cary's Annual Hometown Spirit Award was presented David J. Martin, longtime resident, developer and volunteer.…

Shoes From Heaven: A Veterans Day Story

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At the end of 1944, my father was informed that he was under suspicion and changed addresses. My mom, now pregnant, was advised to leave town. She and my stepsister stayed on a farm.…

Ashworth Drugs Celebrates 57 Years Downtown

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It was Easter Monday on April 21, in 1957 when Ashworth Drugs opened in Downtown Cary. 57 years later, it's still a family affair.…

History: Samuel Fenton Cary

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This year – 2014 – marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Fenton Cary, the man for whom our town was named.…

Lori Bush: Women’s History Month

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March is Women’s History Month and it’s a great opportunity for us to recognize the incredible contributions that women have made and continue to make.…

Dreamfest Remembers Martin Luther King Jr

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Here's a listing of Dreamfest events that help us remember and continue the work of Martin Luther King, Jr.…

Cary History: Fred Bond

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Fred G. Bond was mayor of Cary from 1971 to 1983, during which time he oversaw significant expansion of the town. The foundations he put in place ...…

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