Eating Southern: The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook

Story by Matt Young. Photo via Sweet Potatoes. Above, Chef Stephanie Tyson and co-owner Vivian Joiner.

Cary, NC – Is it the recent growth in the area that is inspiring all of the books on history, culture and food? A noble attempt to make sure  that we all celebrate and hang on to the traditions of the south? I think so. And I am glad.  Read more

Miracle Day at Green Acres Farm

From staff reports. Photo via Green Acres Farm.

Cary, NC – On Saturday, September 3, children with disabilities will take a break from life in the city while participating in a special Miracle Day at Green Acres Farm in Cary.  Players and families of the Miracle League of the Triangle will receive free admission to the farm and corn maze. More than 200 families have registered to attend. Read more

Profile: Carlotta Ungaro, New Morrisville Chamber President

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Morrisville, NC –  Carlotta Ungaro started her position as President of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce in May of this year. We had a chance to speak to her this week. Read more

Made From Scratch Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Lindsey Chester. Photo by MegaBeth.

Cary, NC – If you’re like me, the only macaroni and cheese you’ve ever made came from a box and involved an orange powder. But I was inspired this week to make it from scratch – I was surprised just how easy (and cheap!) this dish was to make. Read more

Events: Labor Day Weekend

The CaryCitizen Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. 

Cary, NC – As summer slowly unwinds, it’s time to think about Labor Day. Whether it’s an outdoor movie, an outdoor concert or an outdoor sporting match, the Cary Calendar has lots to do over the long holiday weekend. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Earth Shaking and Trees Blowing

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through August 28, 2011. Harold’s Blog is edited for CaryCitizen by Matthew Young. Photo of Hurricane Irene damage at ECU by Jenn.

This week was a busy one with a long council work session, a council meeting, and an unwelcome visit from Hurricane Irene. Read more

WWOCS: Panther Creek v Sanderson

Cary, NC – This week, photographer Clint Slusser joins the Wide World of Cary Sports team with coverage of Panther Creek (1-1-0) triumphing over Sanderson on Friday night, 50-0. Read more

Cary Authors: Experiences of a Navy Corpsman

Story by Matt Young. Photos from Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman.

Cary, NC – Cary resident C. Gilbert Lowery joined the Navy in 1954 when he was 19. Like many people who served their country in our wars, Gil Lowery was reluctant to talk about it for many years. Today, he is just another guy in Cary, a tax accountant. He has just written his first book entitled The Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman. Read more

After the Storm: Beware of Scams

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo of Bogue Inet Pier on Emerald Isle by Zach Frailey.

Cary, NC – Mercifully, we were spared  in Cary from much of damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Was the storm over-hyped by the media? You wouldn’t think so if you lived in Dare County or New Bern. Has Irene veered 50 miles west, things could have have been much worse. As it was, tens of thousands of people lost power in Wake County.

Early warning, government preparedness and little luck spared us this time around. Now it’s time to weather the after-storm.  Read more

Hurricane Irene: Notes for Neighbors


Story from staff reports. Image via NASA/JPL.


Cary, NC – I’ve brought in the plants, stocked up on food and filled the bathtubs with water in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Now here are some things you can do to be a good neighbor before, during and after the storm. Read more