Pollen

Protecting Yourself From Pollen in Cary

Cary, NC – A thin yellow fog has enveloped the Triangle for another season but pollen can cause more problems than just a dirty windshield or a pungent smell. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself from pollen. Read more

Cary History

Cary’s Heritage: Barnabus Jones Farm, Pt. 2

Cary, NC – A.J. Bartley and son Jon told us more about the Barnabas Jones farm after they bought it in 1957.

A.J. Bartley

I came to Cary in 1948 after finishing a master’s degree in Missouri. I taught economics and business at North Carolina State from 1948 until 1976 when I retired. I grew up on a farm, and bought this one close to the university.

In 1951, when Mr. Bringham bought it, the house had never been painted. He was going to convert it into a hog farm, but in 1957, he decided to sell it. There was a big lawn and some enormous trees in front, and fruit trees on the land, so we could raise fruit. Read more

Cary Business

New Community Class Teaches Business Skills, Partners with Mentors

Cary, NC – LaunchCARY, a new program for developing entrepreneurs and small business owners in the community, graduated its first class this month, all in a partnership with Dorcas Ministries, Wake Technical Community College and Cary’s Rotary Clubs. Read more

Food trucks

Weekend Events: Easter Events, Food Truck Rodeo and More

Cary, NC – This weekend, both Cary and Morrisville have a variety of Easter events for adults and children. Also this weekend, it’s the return of Cary’s downtown food truck rodeo, there’s live music at the Cary Arts Center and much more. Read more

Cary Real Estate Report: The Wild West

Cary, NC – There is a lot of excitement about the development renaissance taking place in Downtown Cary. Sometimes it overshadows the growth taking place out west where thousands of homes and apartments are being built. This report is all about the real estate boom in Western Cary, or as we affectionately call it, “The Wild West.” Read more

Wake County Public School System

Bill Fletcher: Superintendent Budget Request, School Funding and More

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for April 2019 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

How North Carolina Funds Schools

The State Constitution expects the legislature to fund all school operations and the county to fund facilities.

School boards do not have taxing authority and thus are dependent on state and county funding decisions to run an effective and challenging academic program. Read more

Cary History Tour

Historic Trolley Tours Return for a New Year

Cary, NC – This week marks Cary’s 148th birthday and with so many years comes a lot of history. People who may not be familiar with much of Cary’s history can see it for themselves as the historic trolley tours return for a new year. Read more

Fest in the West in Fast-Growing Western Cary

Cary, NC – The rapid growth in Western Cary over the last twenty years has prompted the town to partner with CaryCitizen on a unique event, Fest in the West, which will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Thomas Brooks Park. Read more

Traffic

The Springtime Spike: What You Need to Know About Drunk Driving

Cary, NC – As the weather starts to warm up in the Spring, it can mean many things for traffic patterns. More cars can be seen on the roads in warmer weather – not just because it’s nicer driving weather but also because more people tend to go on vacation during these months as they celebrate Spring break.

In addition to the roads being packed with traveling college students and families, spring break often means far more alcohol consumption than usual. It isn’t unheard of for people to drive to and from the beach or bar after drinking, so it’s incredibly important to remain alert behind the wheel. Read more

Cary History Tour

Weekend Events: Cary Road Race, Trolley Tours and More

Cary, NC – It’s the first weekend of April and more and more events are coming to Cary. The annual Road Race is this weekend, plus the popular historic trolley tours are back and there is live music, live shows and more. Read more