Cary History: Mayor H. Waldo Rood

Cary, NC – Throughout Cary’s history, the changes and developments in the town can often be linked to the mayor that presided over them. In this story on town history, we’ll look at one mayor who worked to modernize Cary, Mayor H. Waldo Rood. Read more

Cary History: Walter Hines Page – The Ambassador

Cary, NC – In the third and final chapter in our series on one of the most famous people to ever come from Cary, Walter Hines Page, we take Page from his nation-wide fame as a provocative journalist to international notoriety as he became the ambassador to Great Britain at a key point in global history. Read more

Cary History: Walter Hines Page – Education and Mummies

Cary, NC – In the second of three stories about Cary’s favorite son, Walter Hines Page, we follow Page’s transformation from a young rabble-rouser from a large family in Cary to a force for reform and consternation statewide as he worked his way through the ranks of prestigious newspapers and magazines. Read more

Cary History: Walter Hines Page – The Early Years

Cary, NC – Perhaps Cary’s most famous resident is Walter Hines Page, the son of town founder Frank Page. Walter was a journalist (Evening Standard), editor (Atlantic Monthly), publisher (Doubleday-Page) and Ambassador to Great Britain during WW I. In this first of three stories, we’ll look at the early years of Walter’s life. Read more


An Arts Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cary, NC — “Art is a mirror in which we see ourselves and where we have been,” said local Cary artist Dan Campbell in reference to the portrait he painted to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Perhaps it can even move us forward.” Read more

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History: The Ghost of High House

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Cary, NC — Enjoy this haunting tale about an old Cary home.

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History: The Traveling Furniture


Cary, NC — Every day, historical artifacts, documents and stories filled with clues into the past are accidentally thrown away. This is the story of Jimmy Gibbs, a man who recognized the value of his great-grandfather’s historical treasures and risked his life to save them. Read more

History: Rev. J. W. Meadows (1880-1954)

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Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Kris Carmichael and Jimmy Gibbs for their help with this story.

Cary, NC — I sat down with Jimmy Gibbs to hear more about his great grandfather, Revered J. W. Meadows, a leading minister for Cary’s African American community in the early 1900’s. Read more

History: Page-Walker Celebrates 30 Years

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Cary, NC — I learned more about the Page-Walker Arts & History Center‘s incredible history – and met some special people – at their 30th anniversary event on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Read more


History: Cary, the Gourd Capital of the World


Cary, NC — Did you know that Cary used to be known as the “Gourd Capital of the World?” I talked to Kris Carmichael from Page-Walker to learn more about this odd piece of history. Read more