Civil War

Civil War Commemoration: Saturday in Morrisville

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Morrisville, NC — This Saturday, April 18, 2015, Morrisville will hold a 150th Civil War Commemoration to both entertain the community and teach citizens about the town’s history. Read more

Page-Walker

Page-Walker Offers $750 to High School Seniors

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Cary, NC — High school seniors in Cary can apply now through May 15, 2015 to receive a $750 educational scholarship from the Page-Walker Arts & History Center. Read more

Black History

Ujima Group Brings Black History Month to Life

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“In Their Own Words: Enduring Slavery & Freedom”

Cary, NC — Historical dramatizations and a lively drum circle marked the 18th annual African-American Celebration of Black History month at The Cary Theater this past Saturday, February 21, 2015. The Ujima Group, Inc produced the event in partnership with the Town of Cary.

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The Cary

The History & Rebirth of The Cary Theater

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Cary, NC — If you’ve lived in Cary for more than a few years now, then you may know that The Cary Theater used to be an auto parts store. But did you know that, from 1946-1955, the site was home to the area’s first indoor movie theater? Here’s a bit of The Cary’s history–and the story of how it came full circle. Read more

Seniors

Advice for Tricky Talks with Aging Parents

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Cary, NC — How do you start that delicate conversation with your parents about aging, living accommodations and other necessary topics? Nancy Caggia, a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist, shares her experience, knowledge and advice on the matter. Read more

Upchurch Farm

The Upchurch Farm: Stories from 3 Generations

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Three generations. From left: William, Billy, and Will Upchurch.

Cary, NC — Right off of High House and Davis, just minutes away from shopping centers and housing developments, is a lot of land with a big story. There, I got to meet the Upchurch family–the folks behind the incredible history of the farm on Carpenter Upchurch Road in Cary. Read more

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Profiles: Remembering Jean Ladd

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Cary, NC — Mrs. Jean Hobby Ladd, Cary resident since 1938, passed away this month on January 3, 2015. With the help of a transcribed interview conducted by Peggy Van Scoyoc, I’ve compiled a short biography to honor Mrs. Ladd’s life and to recognize her many contributions to the development and prosperity of Cary. Read more

Rudolph

Rudolph: What You Didn’t Notice as a Kid

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Cary, NC — As a child, I always left nine, not eight, carrots outside on Christmas Eve–especially on foggy nights. I’m sure you can guess why. Even though this tradition has ceased until I have children of my own, I still pay tribute to Rudolph every Christmas by watching him star in the Rankin/Bass 1964 production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Read more

David J. Martin Wins Hometown Spirit Award

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Cary, NC — Cary’s Annual Hometown Spirit Award was presented to South Hills developer David J. Martin last week on Thursday, November 20, 2014.  Read more

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Shoes From Heaven: A Veterans Day Story

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(Editor’s Note: This story was read by the writer, Saskia Leary, to the 500 attendees at the Town of Cary’s annual Veteran’s Day luncheon on Friday November 7, 2014. Saskia lives in Cary and volunteers her time with the Cultural Arts Committee among other pursuits.)

Cary, NC — For the past few years, I have been involved with the USO. With this story, I want to honor the American troops who were stationed in the Netherlands in 1945 and all of you. Read more