Beware: Asian Needle Ant


By Matt Young, Photo by Benoit Guenard of NCSU Biology Department.

Cary, NC – The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) and NC State are alerting Carolinians to be on the lookout for the Asian Needle Ant, a relatively new pest in the region. NCPMA is the trade association representing the professional pest management industry in North Carolina. Read more

Real Estate: Cary Open Houses This Weekend

Cary, NC- Our second week of Cary Open Houses brings homes from all around town. This week we present 3 homes represented by Keller Williams Realty in Cary. Contact Lindsey Chester to find out how to get your open house published on CaryCitizen.

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Cary’s First Reuse Rodeo: What’s in Your Closet?

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by K.

Cary, NC – I don’t know about you, but I have a ton of stuff in my closets that really needs to go. My kids are growing so fast. Their closets are full of last year’s barely worn clothing and shoes that no longer fit.

I have an old desk chair and child-size beach chairs that we don’t use anymore. A perfectly good coffee machine and a never used Easy Bake Oven are just waiting for a new home. What’s in your closet? Read more

Extreme Makeover, Cary-Style

Cary, NC- When Heather Foust and Shanna Middleton (who own Cary-based Designed To Sold) heard about a special family whose home needed some TLC, they knew they could make a difference. What started as redesigning one room quickly turned into Extreme Makeover Cary-style. Read more

Weekend: Cary Music Extravangaza

The CaryCitizen Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. 

Cary, NC – Something’s always happening in Cary. This week, we highlight four diverse and fantastic musical events from the CaryCitizen Calendar. Read more

Striving 4 More: A Mother’s Journey with Her Child’s Cancer

Story by Heather O’Sullivan. Photos courtesy of Diane Moore.

Raleigh, NC – Diane Moore and her family had “the ideal life”: two beautiful daughters, 2 dogs and a 2 car garage. On September 18, 2001, a malignant tumor found on her 9 year old daughter Colleen’s femur changed their lives forever. They spent weeks visiting doctors and having tests. On October 1st, they were told that she would ‘likely succumb in 9-12 months’. Read more

Local Authors:Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads

By Matt Young. All photos courtesy of Carolyn Sakowksi.

All Over, NC –  Carolyn Sakowski has published an updated version of the Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads (John F. Blair, publisher) guidebook. Read more

Go Local: Scout & Molly’s Open in StoneCreek

Story and pictures by Lindsey Chester. Above, Abby Roberts, owner of the new Scout & Molly boutique in Cary’s Stone Creek Village.

Cary, NC- Cary just upped the fashion factor with Scout & Molly’s now open in Stone Creek Village. Read more

Harold’s Blog: From Little League to 9-11-11

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 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

Wednesday: The Big Debate

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