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