Cary’s Heritage: World War I

Cary, NC – On the 100th anniversary year of when the United States declared war on Germany during World War I, three local ladies personally remember that war and shared their memories. Read more

History for Breakfast: Ed Yerha and Brent Miller

Cary, NC – In the third installment of History for Breakfast, we sat down with Cary history experts Ed Yerha and Brent Miller at Famous Toastery to talk about a wide array of Cary’s history, from the significance of downtown to the Page family and more. Read more

History for Breakfast: Bob Myers

Cary, NC – In this second installment of History for Breakfast, we sat down with Cary historian Bob Myers at Famous Toastery to talk about historic buildings around Cary and the preservation efforts surrounding them. Read more

Cary Musician First Ever Musician-in-Residence at Historic Cemetery

Cary, NC – Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh is home to a lot of North Carolina history and is looking for new ways to bring that history to the forefront. So to help, the cemetery has selected its first ever musician-in-residence and picked Cary musician Philip Sasser. Read more

History for Breakfast: Carla Michaels and Jerry Miller

Cary, NC – There is a lot of history in Cary and the best way to learn about it is just by talking to those who know it best. So, this is the beginning of a new series for CaryCitizen titled “History for Breakfast” where we sit down with historians from around town at the Famous Toastery to eat breakfast and talk about Cary. Read more

Antique Roadshow Coming to Cary

Cary, NC – If you have old pieces of art and furniture from grandparents or older generations, somewhere in the back of your mind you may have wondered “How much is this worth nowadays?” You could finally get an answer for that as appraisal expert Ken Farmer comes to Cary to examine antiques. Read more

Cary History: Remembering Dick Ladd

Cary, NC – Sadly, one of Cary’s stalwarts and the founder of many important Cary institutions, G. Richard “Dick” Ladd, died on Monday, September 5, 2016. Ladd’s impact on the town was extensive and goes back many years, shaping Cary into what it is today. Read more

Cary History: Cary’s Rotary Clubs

Cary, NC – As with any close-knit town, the Rotary Clubs of Cary have had a large impact in shaping the character and appearance of Cary over the years. And while some younger residents may not be as familiar with Rotary Club, their influence can be felt to this day. Read more

Walking Tours at Hillcrest Cemetery

Cary, NC – Going around Cary, you can see there are many buildings and roads named after significant people. Many of these Caryites are buried at the Hillcrest Cemetery and the Friends of Page-Walker Hotel have the cemetery set up so anyone can go on a self-guided tour there and learn about the people who helped shape Cary as we know it now. Read more

Cary History: Nathaniel Jones of White Plains

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary is currently looking into giving the White Plains cemetery in Maynard Oaks a historic landmark status. That makes this a good time to talk about the man behind that family cemetery who is also buried there, Nathaniel Jones of White Plains. Read more