Education: Bill Fletcher February 2019 Newsletter

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

Bill’s Legislative Goals for 2019

Let’s take a fresh approach in the Legislature this year. Let’s agree on some simple principles and then set about enacting laws and budgets in support of those principles! Are you ready?

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Wake County

Getting Wake County to 21 Million Visitors by 2028

Morrisville, NC – Last year, 16.4 million people visited Wake County, generating more than $2 billion in spending. Wake County is working on a strategic plan to boost those numbers to more than 20 million visitors by 2028. Read more

Cary Mayor

Weekend Events: Food and Flea, Valentine’s Run and More

Cary, NC – The first Downtown Cary Food and Flea of 2019 is this Sunday in an event-filled weekend. There is stand-up comedy on Friday, a couples’ race event on Saturday and much more. Read more

Valentine's Day Cary

2019 Valentine’s Day Events in Cary

Cary, NC – Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday, February 14 with events all over Cary, leading up to the big day and on Valentine’s Day itself. You can also find some fun events going on around Cary as well. Read more

Cary Franchise Earns Two Awards with Expansion and New Customers

Cary, NC – Last year, Cary’s Pool Scouts franchise earned the award for out-performing all other nationwide locations. This year, not only have they won that award a second time but the local Pool Scouts franchise also added more customers than anywhere else. Read more

Cary Noise

Scientists Ask Cary Residents to Record Their Backyard Sounds

Cary, NC – As the National Park Service tries to better map and understand natural and man-made sounds, researchers at North Carolina State University are asking Triangle residents to record sounds around their home and give their thoughts. Read more

Money Matters

Money Matters: What’s the Best Way to Give Money to Children and Grandchildren?

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

Cary, NC – There are several ways you might consider gifting money to your loved ones. In 2017, the IRS allows you to give up to $14,000 annually (or $28,000 if you give jointly with your spouse) in cash, investments and/or property to each of as many people as you’d like without triggering gift taxes (This limit may be adjusted for inflation in future years). Read more

Smoothie

Recipe: A Healthier Smoothie for Breakfast

Story originally appeared on FoodCary.

Cary, NC – We are one month into the new year and many of those New Year’s Resolutions have gone right out the window haven’t they? You were going to get organized, be more focused and maybe drop a few pounds, right? How about a simple goal? One that we adopted this year: to eat more healthfully. Read more

Black History Month

Local History: First African-American Female Pharmacy Chief

Cary, NC – With Black History Month starting this weekend, we’re sharing the story of one Cary resident who was a part of local history as the first African-American woman to be chief of Duke Outpatient Pharmacy and her experiences. Read more

Concert Singers of Cary

Weekend Events: Cary Players, Discovery Concert and More

Cary, NC – Groundhog Day is this weekend but if you don’t want to look at a big rodent, there are events all over town instead. The Cary Players put on a locally-written play all this weekend, the Concert Singers of Cary have their first Discovery Concert, Bond Brothers is hosting a beer and yoga event and much more. Read more