The Drone Flyer’s Guide to Cary

Cary, NC – Whether you call them drones, remote controlled helicopters or unmanned aircraft systems, they have grown in popularity in and around Cary in recent years. For anyone starting with their drones or looking to learn more, here is a guide to flying in Cary. Read more

Become a Scientist in 15 Minutes, The Great Backyard Bird Count Returns

Editor’s Note: Curtis Smalling from Audubon North Carolina contributed this article.

Cary, NC – The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary of allowing birders everywhere to show their love for birds and conservation.  Read more

Progress Report: Downtown Park

Cary, NC – One of the biggest changes coming to Downtown Cary this year will be the addition of the Downtown Park. We checked in on the park’s progress, plans for the site and show some photos of how it looks now. Read more

Photos: Hemlock Bluffs Prescribed Burn

Cary, NC – Every year, the Hemlock Bluffs does a controlled burn and looking for the right conditions means the timing can come down to the hour. So we got a rare opportunity to go to the nature preserve and see the burn first hand. Read more

Cary Prepares for Prescribed Burn at Hemlock Bluffs

Cary, NC – In the Winter, it’s not dry out and the weather is cool. That makes it the ideal time for the Town of Cary to do some controlled burns to prevent future wildfires. Read more

Cary Businessman Donates 7000 Acres for Conservation

Cary, NC – One of North Carolina’s best resources is its natural beauty, with forests and rivers and mountains stretching from the outer banks to the Great Smokey Mountains. And one Cary businessman has been donating pieces of the state’s landscape to make sure their beauty is preserved, including a recent donation of 7,000 acres. Read more

Bond Park

Cary’s Parks Department Wins Top National Award

Cary, NC – It’s one thing to tell your friends and family out of town that Cary has the best parks and facilities. It’s another to be able to point to the gold medal Cary got for the best Parks and Recreation department in the United States. And now, that’s exactly what you can do. Read more

Jack Smith Park Officially Opens

Cary, NC – The sun was shining in Cary on Saturday for the official dedication and ribbon cutting of Jack Smith Park. Cary’s newest park has whirligigs, a massive playground, a spray ground, a dog park and sheep. Yes, sheep. Read more

The Hidden Beauty of Hinshaw Greenway

Cary, NC – On April 23rd, I joined members of the Cary Greenways Committee for a survey of Hinshaw Greenway. At 1.7 miles in length, Hinshaw is one of Cary’s longest trails, and it includes connections to two parks, an artistically-enhanced footbridge over US-1/64 and a beautiful tree-lined landscape that is part of the Swift Creek Watershed.  This is truly a can’t-overlook trail!  Read more

White Oak Greenway

White Oak Trail: Cary’s Best-Kept Secret

Cary, NC — One of the best-kept secrets of the Cary Greenway system is the White Oak Trail. I recently took a walk on the central segment and kept an eye out for its natural wonders. Read more