Colonel Hal Shook Receives French Legion of Honor at State Capital

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Raleigh, NC – “France is what it is today – sovereign and free – because of the bravery of these men,” said Pascal Le Deunff, Consul General of France, to a crowd of about 200 at the State Capital in Raleigh today.  Read more

Last Chance to Win a New Car

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – A few weeks ago, we mentioned the Cary Chamber’s raffle for a new Fiat 500. Time is almost up. Have you bought your ticket yet? Read more

Lori Bush: Way to Wow Them!

Story by Lori Bush, republished from

Cary, NC – So many times we are focused on “what’s wrong” or “what needs to be fixed,” instead of celebrating great news, and great service. Well, I saw GREAT service last week provided by the Town of Cary Public Works department. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Late Nights, Bees, and Area Growth

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 26, 2012. 

Cary, NC – This week was a busy week with a lot of late nights. Read more

Michael Hrehor’s Loss Saddens Community

Story from staff reports.

Cary, NC – Michael Hrehor, co-owner with his wife Lisa of Roma’s Italian restaurant on N. Harrison Avenue, passed away on Thursday after suffering a heart attack. He was 42. Read more

Inside the Eye: Panthers Claw Their Way Back

Story by Bob Fennel. File photo by Suzie Wolf.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes lost a tough one against the Florida Panthers, 3-2 in a shootout at the RBC Center Saturday February 25th.  The Canes continue to hang on to a slim chance to make the playoffs. Read more

Money Matters: 5 Financial Mistakes

This article is part of a regular series contributed by Pete D’Arruda, aka “Coach Pete”, president of Capital Financial Advisory Group here in Cary, NC. Photo by Chelsea Phillips.

Cary, NC – When it comes to achieving your financial goals, there are plenty of risks and opportunities for failure. Whether it is saving for college, planning for retirement or investing in the stock market, there are pitfalls threatening your dreams and livelihood.

Don’t let these 5 common financial mistakes ruin your chances for a successful financial future. Read more

Don Frantz: What’s All the Buzz About?

From the blog of Town Council member Don Frantz. Photo by Bob Gutowski.

Cary, NC – I love my job on the Cary Town Council. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life – and at times one of the most surprising. This is one of those times. Read more

Parents Question Conference Assignment After Ugly Game

Story from staff reports. File photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Playing tough is one thing. But an excessively hostile atmosphere at a game in Person County last week is causing some parents to ask the NCHSAA to take another look at a plan that reassigns Panther Creek and Green Hope to the PAC 6 Conference. Read more

Inside the Eye: Ducks Shoot Down Canes

Story by Bob Fennel. Photos by Tom Mousseau.

Cary-lina, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes lost another shootout, this time to the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2 after a game well played game by both teams. I’ve never been a fan of shootouts and neither can the Canes as they are the only team not to win a shootout this season dropping all five that they’ve been in. Read more