Local Publisher Wins Knight Fellowship

Cary, NC – CaryCitizen Associate Publisher Lindsey Chester was notified on Friday that she had won a 2011 Knight Digital Media Center Fellowship. She will travel to Los Angeles, California in May to  study for a week at USC as part of KDMC News Entrepreneur Boot Camp. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Tobacco Road, Reading on the Radio, Open Space and Red Light Cams

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through April 3, 2011.

This week was a full week with dinners, meetings, and events.

Rained Out Golf and Tobacco Road Marathon

Monday I was supposed to participate in the Grace Christian School charity golf tournament at Prestonwood. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. At the time I was putting on my rain suit and preparing to leave it was sleeting and raining. Fortunately, I received a phone call that the tournament had been postponed a week. While I was glad I didn’t have to play in the damp and cold, I was sad because I won’t be able to play on the rescheduled date next Monday. Read more

Business: Facebook Page Names

Cary, NC – In 2011, most businesses, organizations, non-profits and civic groups have Facebook Pages. Now, there’s a unique, branded way to control the link you share with your audience. Read more

Editor’s Journal: A Month of Saturdays

Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree, Editor of CaryCitizen.

Cary, NC – What is news? At its most basic, it’s anything that’s new.

Newsworthiness is another issue. Some publications think only controversy is newsworthy. I beg to differ. Read more

Events: Big Pops Show this Tuesday in Cary

Story by Hal Goodtree with Nancy Caggia. Picture by Bob Moore.

Cary, NC – If you like Pops music, treat yourself to what might be the largest Pops show ever in Cary. It’s this Tuesday, April 5 at Booth Amphitheatre starting at 7 PM. Read more

3rd Annual Cary Spring Daze Photo Contest

Cary, NC- Are you an amateur shutterbug? Would you like to see your work exhibited at Spring Daze this year? If so, you’re invited to enter the third annual Spring Daze Photo Contest, sponsored by the Cary Jaycees.

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Film Review: Source Code

Film review by Andrew Johnson for CaryCitizen.

Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
Runtime: 93 minutes
Rating: PG-13, for some violence and language.
The Bottom Line: A refreshingly original sci-fi flick that adds time travel to a traditional detective premise with thrilling results. Read more

Sludge Ado About Nothing

Cary, NC – Stephen Brown, Town of Cary Public Works and Utility Director, wants to set the record straight about sludge. Anytime we get the opportunity to publish a headline containing the word “Sludge,” we’re in. Read more

Call for Nominations: Small Business Awards

Story & photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – For a local business, nothing is more prestigious than winning the Cary Chamber Small Business of the Year. Now is the time to nominate a small business for this year’s awards. Read more

PineCone: North Carolina’s Rich Musical Tradition

Cary, NC – North Carolina, and specifically the Piedmont, has a rich tradition in, well, traditional music.

Upon my arrival in the Piedmont some 17 years ago, I stumbled across The PineCone Blue Grass Show on 94.7 FM, which I listen to pretty religiously. Come by pretty much any Sunday before dinner and it’s coming from my garage, especially when I’m smoking ribs or fish in the driveway. Neighbors make fun, but the homeowner’s association hasn’t stopped by yet. Read more