From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through September 11, 2011. In compliance with North Carolina election law, CaryCitizen has edited Harold’s Blog this week if necessary to omit any campaign-related references. You can read Harold’s Blog in its complete form at http://haroldweinbrecht.com. Photo by Hal Goodtree.
September 11, 2011, Cary, NC – Today is a day of solemn remembrance. As I write this journal I remember the nearly 3,000 people that lost their lives ten years ago and the thousands of others whose lives were drastically impacted. If you are religious, I would invite you to join me in prayer on this day.
This week kept me busy as mayor with the Chamber Banquet, a work session, a council meeting, a forum, and the 911 ceremony. Read more
Story from staff reports. Photo by Hal Goodtree.
Cary, NC- This Wednesday, September 14, the Town of Cary sponsors the Cary Community Candidate Forum for all candidates vying for municipal seats in the upcoming Oct 11 election. Read more
Whether you are buying a home, selling a home or just curious, real estate open houses can be a lot of fun.
This week, we’re featuring 3 houses in Cary from real estate agent Ben Passwaters, priced from $233,900 to $369,500.
Contact Lindsey Chester to find out how to get your open house published on CaryCitizen.
Cary, NC – On Sunday, it will be ten years since the awful events of September 11, 2001. Here are three musical events in the area that may bring a measure of comfort to all those who still suffer. Read more
Story by Leslie Huffman, photo by Hal Goodtree.
Cary, NC – Back in 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly implemented the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). Under this law, investor-owned utility companies in North Carolina (like Duke Energy) are required to meet 12.5% of their electrical needs through renewable energy sources.
Now, Cary is forging ahead with an innovative plan for a solar farm on a parking deck. Read more
Pittsboro, NC -A short drive from Cary is the lovely town of Pittsboro, home to many artists, family farms, fabulous restaurants and personable shops. It’s also home to many tigers, lions and other wild big cats. Carolina Tiger Rescue houses over 25 large exotic cats that have been rescued from private owners. You can take a tour, and it’s just 20 minutes from Cary down Route 64. Read more
Story by Matt Young. Photo of Algonquin writers group from Wikimedia. L–>R Art Samuels, Charlie MacArthur, Harpo Marx, Dorothy Parker and Alexander Woollcott.
Cary, NC – I’ve reviewed a lot of books written by local authors for CaryCitizen, and I’ve received many article submissions from Cary residents. It is very clear there is literary talent around these parts. Read more
Cary, N.C. – Enjoy an old-fashioned pig pickin’, live music, kids’ entertainment and raffle prizes at the Pig Pickin’ Palooza Fundraiser on Sat., Sept. 10, 11 am-2 pm, at the Western Wake Farmers’ Market. Read more