Weekend Events: Cary Scavenger Hunt, Garrison Keillor and More

Cary, NC – This weekend is the Cary Scavenger Hunt, our signature event. So when you aren’t taking part in that, you can also see Garrison Keillor perform his characters, go to a North Carolina FC game and much more. Read more

Candidate Questionnaire: Jennifer Robinson

Cary, NC – This is an installment in our Candidate 2017 series, in which candidates get to respond in their own words to the same three questions.

We publish the responses in the order we receive them. This questionnaire is submitted by Jennifer Robinson, running for District A on the Cary Town Council. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 September Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for September 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Night Photography Class

Cary, NC – Whether you use a cell phone, point-and-shoot camera or DSLR, taking pictures at night can be a challenge. Hone your skills with Documentary Night Photography at Duke University, taught by CaryCitizen publisher Hal Goodtree.


Learn to Take Pictures at Night

In years past, taking pictures at night was the province of a few patient, obsessive souls. Now, digital chips in cameras and cell phones can almost see in the dark.

Documentary Night Photography teaches photographers of all levels, and with all kinds of gear, how to unlock the inherent capabilities in your camera. Topics include:

  • Speeding up your camera
  • Taking long exposures
  • Adjusting color temperature
  • Street Tips
  • Composition

Learn more about the class at Documentary Night Photography.

Center for Documentary Studies

Documentary Night Photography is an offering of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University. Classes meet at CDS on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 PM beginning September 20, 2017..

Each session includes one hour of class discussion and two hours of work on the street.

Documentary Night Photography class, 2016.

What Students Say

“One of my favorite classes at CDS!” – Karen H., student
“Thanks for introducing me to the night.“ – Ken Z., student
“I really had a good time.” – Giuseppe Z, student
“The photos are spectacular.” – Center for Documentary Studies

More Info & Registration

Find out more and sign up at Documentary Night Photography.


Story from staff reports. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Columbia Development Wants Feedback on Eastern Gateway Name

Cary, NC – The Eastern Gateway may surpass Downtown Cary as the region of town with the most interest right now. With Columbia Development planning a large mixed-use development there, they are reaching out for help with the name as they try to forge a community connection. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Trip to Markham, Economic Update and More

Cary, NC – This week was a holiday week including a trip to our sister city Markham, Canada. Read more

North Carolina Courage Makes Playoffs with Home Win

Cary, NC – The North Carolina Courage have been dominant ever since coming to play in Cary and with a victory this weekend over the Houston Dash, they have secured their spot in the NWSL playoffs. Read more

Hurricane Irma Tracks West Away from NC

Cary, NC – Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys early this morning and has been battering its way up the west coast of Florida today. But forecasters predict the deadly storm will continue to track west and north, bypassing North Carolina. Read more