Cary Pilot Gets a Ride on Cessna’s “American Patriot” Jet

Ernie Capone (at left) shows some visitors the American Patriot Mustang

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos courtesy of Barbara and Ernie Capone.

Cary, NC- My friend Ernie Capone alerted me about a ride he got in a special plane last week: Cessna’s “American Patriot” jet plane making an appearance at RDU airport. Read more

Business: Using Dessert as a Social Media Driver

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Want to know how to make social media work for your business? Check out this example using dessert as a catalyst for social media. Read more

Help Wanted Signs Abound

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – In my guise as a commercial photographer (, I’ve recently visited two local shopping areas with lots of “Help Wanted” signs. The jobs are restaurant/retail, but might be a good opportunity for high school and college kids or anyone looking for a little extra cash.. Read more

Last Chance to Win a New Car

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – A few weeks ago, we mentioned the Cary Chamber’s raffle for a new Fiat 500. Time is almost up. Have you bought your ticket yet? Read more

Money Matters: 5 Financial Mistakes

This article is part of a regular series contributed by Pete D’Arruda, aka “Coach Pete”, president of Capital Financial Advisory Group here in Cary, NC. Photo by Chelsea Phillips.

Cary, NC – When it comes to achieving your financial goals, there are plenty of risks and opportunities for failure. Whether it is saving for college, planning for retirement or investing in the stock market, there are pitfalls threatening your dreams and livelihood.

Don’t let these 5 common financial mistakes ruin your chances for a successful financial future. Read more

Parents Question Conference Assignment After Ugly Game

Story from staff reports. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Playing tough is one thing. But an excessively hostile atmosphere at a game in Person County last week is causing some parents to ask the NCHSAA to take another look at a plan that reassigns Panther Creek and Green Hope to the PAC 6 Conference. Read more

Things to Do in the Garden this Spring

Story by Julie Roland, adapted from her Route 64 Journal and used with permission. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Who is ready for Spring? It won’t be long now. The trees around my house have leaf buds and some are even beginning to bloom. Here’s my list of Things to Do in the Garden this spring. Read more

Weekend: Art in Cary

Image by J.J. Raia. Lindsey Chester edits the Cary Citizen Calendar of Events .

Cary, NC – It’s so hard to choose among all the events on the Calendar. This week, we’ll focus on a few art exhibits around town. All are free. Read more

Education: Cary Schools Guide

Cary Guides are edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Did you ever look for something on the web and wish you could find all the choices on one page? Cary Guides is your answer. Our newest guide lists all the schools in Cary – preschool, K-12, public, private and religious – all on one page. Read more

7 Ways to Go Green in Cary with Spruce

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Buksy.

Cary, NC – Did you know the Town of Cary pays an average of $32 per ton in disposal fees to send trash to the landfill, and currently gets paid $18 per ton for all the items we recycle?  Cary recycles more than any other municipality in all of North Carolina. Each year more Cary trash gets recycled -it just makes sound fiscal sense.

Tune up your green lifestyle with 7 Spruce events this Spring. Read more