Harold’s Blog: Vacation Week, Cary Arts Center, The Masters, My First Home

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through April 10, 2011. Photo by Torrey Wiley.

This week was a vacation week. Despite that I still had one activity and answered emails. Read more

Police Stories: Town Closes Books on 33 Burglary Cases

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Recently, we reported on the rash of burglaries in Cary. Last week, Cary Police arrested four people believed to be responsible for 33 break-ins. The suspects face from 6 months to 14 years of imprisonment. Read more

Humor Writing Contest: 250 Words

Story by Matt Young

Cary, NC-  Cary humor writer/blogger Cris Cohen has announced a humor writing contest to celebrate the fact that his upcoming book, Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane, is endorsed by Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist Dave Barry (one of my favorites). Deadline is April 12, so whip off something brilliant for your chance at fame and fortune. Read more

Survey: $10,000 Tax Credit for New Home Construction

Story and picture by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The New Home Purchase Stimulus Act (H-485) was introduced to the NC General Assembly on March 30. It would grant a $10,000 tax rebate to purchasers of new home construction (homes construction that is permitted after July 1, 2011).

Good or bad? Answer our survey and tell us what you think. Read more

Teen Artists Shine in 4th Annual Eva Perry Contest

Student art on display at Eva Perry Library

The winners of the Eva Perry 4th Annual Teen Art Contest were announced earlier this week and it is an impressive and varied body of work. The artwork spans genres including drawing, painting, digital art, multimedia, photography and 3D. It is on exhibit now at the Eva Perry Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive in Apex. Read more

A Short Drive from Cary: 16th Annual Piedmont Farm Tour

Story by Leslie Huffman, photos provided by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Cary, NC – The 16th Annual Piedmont Farm Tour takes place next weekend and it’s just a short drive from Cary, NC. Billed as America’s Largest Farm Tour, on the weekend of April 16-17, you can take a carload of folks to visit 40 different Piedmont farms. Read more

Invasion of the Giant Cabbages

Story by Matt Young. Pictured above: Allison Hartman, NC’s 2010 Winner – Walnut Cove Elementary, Walnut Cove, NC

Cary, N.C. – I found this interesting, being a guy who likes kids, education ideas, gardening and…well…oddities. Read more

First Reports of Rabies in Cary in 2011

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Javier Sanchez.

Cary, NC – Town of Cary Animal Control officials have confirmed this year’s first reported rabies case in Cary. A homeowner living in the Triangle Forest subdivision near Marilyn Circle reported an injured raccoon on her property. Read more

Tax Day: April 18 This Year

Story by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, sent me a note on Tuesday asking me to remind CaryCitizens that the tax filing deadline this year is Monday, April 18, three days later than usual. But that’s not all that’s memorable about April 18. Read more

Mills Park Middle Schoolers in PCHS’ Sound of Music

Sound of Music cast members rehearse at Panther Creek High School

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- Last week I had the pleasure of attending an early rehearsal of The Sound of Music, Panther Creek High School’s 2011 Spring musical.  To my surprise there were several familiar middle school faces in the cast. Read more