Wake County Public School System

Education: Bill Fletcher October 2018 Newsletter

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for September 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Vote YES to Pay LESS!

That is the choice voters have with the Wake School Bond issue. The County is asking voters to approve using General Obligation bonds for school construction which is the most cost-effective way to borrow money for construction.

Voter approval will save taxpayers significant interest on debt.

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Cary History Tour

Weekend Events: Cary Band Day, Historic Trolley Tours and More

Cary, NC – This weekend, it’s the 60th Cary Band Day at Cary High School, plus the return of the Cary Historic Trolley Tours and much more all around town. Read more

Money Matters: 529s and Estate Planning: What’s the Connection?

Editor’s Note: Briant Sikorski from Stratos Wealth Partners in Cary contributed this article.

Cary, NC – Assets in 529 plans have grown significantly in recent years due to their college planning potential. But there’s another side to 529 plans that may appeal to you – potential estate planning benefits.1 Read more

NC State Fair

Cary Student Wins Two Cooking Competitions at 2018 State Fair

Story originally appeared on FoodCary.

Cary, NC – Back in 2017, we reported on Cary student Grace Brescia who won first place in King Arthur Flour Baking Contest at the NC State Fair. This year, not only did Brescia win first place in the content’s youth division again but she also took home the blue ribbon in the Great American SPAM Championship. Read more

Fenton

Business Bits: Fenton Development, Cary Businesses and More

Cary, NC – As the year winds down, there is not as much new business news in town but we do have a few big items to note as new tenants are announced for the Fenton development and new health and fitness related businesses come to the area. Read more

Ivey Ellington House

Ivey-Ellington Roof Undergoes Stabilization, Re-Painting to Original Colors

Cary, NC – Visitors to Chatham Street may notice a change to one of Downtown Cary’s most historic buildings as the Ivey-Ellington House’s roof has been stripped and re-painted as part of a stabilization effort by the Town of Cary. Read more

Gardening: Planting Vegetables in Cold Temperatures

Cary, NC – We finally have weather that feels like it matches the calendar and if you have a vegetable garden, now is the time to change what you are planting and when. Here are some tips on what to plant in colder temperatures. Read more

Zombiepalooza

Weekend Events: Fall for Cary, Zombiepalooza and More

Cary, NC – As the final weekend before Halloween, there are a ton of Halloween events in Cary including Zombiepalooza, various trick-or-treating, jack-o’-lantern carvings and ghost walks around Cary, as well as Final Friday Art Loop and much, much more. Read more

Fenton

Honeysuckle Gelato Set to Open in Fenton Development

Story originally appeared on FoodCary.

Cary, NC – Honeysuckle Gelato is a growing brand in the dessert category across the Southeast and Cary is set to get one of these stores in the new Fenton development after Columbia made the announcement earlier this month. Read more

Cary History

Cary’s Heritage: World War II Wedding

Cary, NC – In 1947, American G.I. James Ellington brought his German war bride home to Raleigh. Here is an account of her life, told by her daughter, Charlott, in an oral history interview. In 2018, Charlott and her half-siblings published her mother’s memoir, called The Home of My Heart, which describes her harrowing experiences of survival from East Prussia throughout World War II. Her story is spell-binding. Read more