Cary, NC – The weather may be unpredictable but you can always count on a fun weekend in Cary. This weekend, there’s the Cary Road Race for runners, the Cary Playwrights’ Forum’s third annual PlaySlam show, multiple concerts and much more.
Cary, NC – Cary women remember doing chores in the early days.
Mary Belle Phillips
For laundry, my daddy built a washhouse behind our house. First, you had to draw water from the well into two tubs and heat it up. Then you scrubbed the clothes on a washboard, then boiled them, then rinsed them, then you’d wring them out by hand before hanging them on a clothesline to dry. Read more
Morrisville, NC – In a new ranking of cities and towns nationwide, Morrisville is in the top 20 best places to live. While Morrisville is still ranked as the best place to live in North Carolina, it fell from its higher national spot in 2017. Read more
Cary, NC – After his partner was out with an injury, International Ballet Academy dancer Clark Eselgroth thought he wouldn’t be able to perform his prepared dance at an upcoming competition in New York. But with help from the Orlando Ballet School, Eselgroth has formed a new partnership that is uncommon among ballet students. Read more
Wake County, NC – Thoughts for March 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.
Joint Meetings with Commissioners Open Constructive Dialog…
…even when conversations include comments like “we only have $xxx available for the schools.” NC has an unusual school funding system. School Boards have no taxing authority. Primary operational funding responsibility rests with the State. Counties pay for construction. When the local community demands better services than the State is willing to fund, counties supplement operational funding. That is the basis for the annual negotiation between the Wake boards of education and commissioners.
Cary, NC – This week had events or meetings almost every day.
Monday – Planning for the Week
Monday started with attempts to contact all council members to hear of concerns or questions about Thursday’s regularly scheduled council meeting agenda. I was able to contact all council members but one and there were no major concerns. Later in the day I met with management and directors to go over the agenda. Following the meeting about the agenda I met with the deputy managers and public information officer to talk about gas station issues. Read more
Cary, NC – Dedicated fans sat through wind and rain to watch North Carolina FC take on Indy Eleven at home but an early goal kept the Indianapolis team in the lead until the game was over. Read more
Cary, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes bookended the season with overtime wins. The first game against Eric Staal and the Minnesota Wild and the last game with a solid 3-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts had more on the line as a win would have put them first in the Eastern Conference for home ice throughout the playoffs. Read more
Cary, NC – The latest Cary Town Council meeting saw lengthy debate over the town’s policy on buying up homes for stormwater alleviation, public comment on proposed apartments at the corner of Maynard and Chapel Hill Road, proposed rezoning for new medical office buildings and more. Read more