Cary Mayor

Harold’s Blog: Kildaire Gas Station, Smart Cities and More

Cary, NC – This week was busier than last week and included a budget work session and several events.

Monday – Gas Station Meeting

Monday I met with the town manager for about half an hour. Our topics included a business that has crime issues, the Cary Town Center site, the Fenton site, and interactions with other governing agencies.

Monday night I attended a meeting of staff, developers, and citizens on the gas station proposed at Kildaire Farm Road and Penny Road. I stayed in the back so that I could hear the conversation and watch the interaction between the citizens, the developers, and staff. Read more

North Carolina FC

Top-Ranked Team Beats NCFC 2-0

Cary, NC – In a hard-fought match, North Carolina FC was unable to overcome the leaders of their league group, FC Cincinnati, and fell 2-0. Read more

Cary Ranks Lowest for Cost-Burdened Houses in the Country

Cary, NC – Questions about affordable housing and how much people pay for their homes is a growing concern both nationwide and in Cary. But a new study shows Cary is in a better position than many towns, with the lowest percentage of severely cost-burdened houses in the country. Read more

Beyond Film Festival

Cary’s Inaugural Film Festival Starts Next Week

Cary, NC – Every town has its own hometown story and in its first event, the Cary Theater’s “Beyond: the Film Festival” will screen short films about these stories from across Cary, the United States and the world. Read more

Big Dom's Bagel Shop

New Bagel Shop Fills Familiar Downtown Location

Cary, NC – Professionals in Downtown Cary have a new place for breakfast on the way to work as the owners of Pizzeria Faulisi open a bagel shop, complete with a unique baking method. Read more

Downtown Cary

Weekend Events: Pimento Cheese Festival, Downtown Food and Flea and More

Cary, NC – It looks like this weekend will be much drier than the last one so get ready to enjoy your weekend outdoors, with lots of fun events including the last Live in the District music event of the Summer, the Pimento Cheese Festival in Downtown Cary and much more.

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Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese Festival Brings the Heat to Downtown

Cary, NC – What’s your favorite cheese? If it’s anything other than pimento, you need to adjust your mindset by Saturday, June 9, 2018 because Downtown Cary will be celebrating all things pimento with restaurants, food trucks and even a sculpting competition. Read more

Wake County Public School System

Education: Bill Fletcher 2018 June Newsletter

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for June 2018 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Cathy Moore named Wake Superintendent

After a five-month nationwide search, the school board chose Cathy Moore as the 10th superintendent of the Wake public schools. Yes, she is the first woman and Latina to lead Wake’s schools, but neither characteristic is why she was hired.

The community told us they wanted a former teacher who would remain in the position for six or more years, someone who knew Wake County and the Wake schools and would be highly visible and accessible. Cathy Moore fits that profile. She is dedicated to the success of every child and eminently capable of leading the state’s largest school district to greater academic heights.  Click here for more info about our new superintendent.  Read more

Harold’s Blog: Transportation Priorities, Human Trafficking and More

Cary, NC – This week was a holiday week and the first week back from vacation.

Tuesday – Human Trafficking

Tuesday I joined the police chief in a meeting with Mayor Olive of Apex and the director and founder of Shield North Carolina (https://shieldnc.org/human-trafficking-1). Their purpose is to stop human trafficking. In the meeting they asked us partner with them on private events to promote awareness which of course we agreed to do. Moving forward the director and founder of Shield North Carolina will be working with the police chief and possibly other departments to create a strategy for awareness events. Read more

North Carolina FC

Last-Minute Goals Causes NCFC Loss at Home

Cary, NC – North Carolina FC looked like it had the best of Bethlehem Steel FC in their latest home game but two shots in the final minutes of the game turned the tide, putting Bethlehem on top and giving NCFC the L. Read more