Weekend Events: Fourth of July

Story from staff reports. Photo by Jessica Wise.

Cary, NC – Get out your Uncle Sam hat for a massive Fourth of July weekend in Cary. See it all on the Calendar. Read more

Cross Currents Festival Starts This Sunday

Story by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – Starting this Sunday, downtown Cary will be alive with music, dining and art in collaborations like never before. Read more

Trash Talk: New Law Bans Computers and TVs from Landfills

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo by Mosman Council.

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary was the first in the state to offer curbside pickup of discarded computers for recycling. Now, a new statewide law bans all computers and TVs from landfills.  Read more

Vacant Kroger in Play as Immigration Enforcement Facility

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Hal Goodtree. Matt Young also contributed to this story.

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary has learned that the Federal Government is looking at possibly locating an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  facility in the vacant Kroger site at the corner of High House and NC 55, and the neighbors are not happy. Read more

New Sculpture on Maynard Bridge

Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – You could drive right past the new sculpture installation on Maynard between High House and Chapel Hill Road.  But it’s worth your while to stop and get a closer look. Read more

Letters: Please Don’t Supersize Me

Cary, NC – On Thursday June 30 the Town Council will vote on rezoning case 10-REZ-12 to allow another unplanned high density multi-family development in Lochmere. As many citizens, particularly those in SE Cary, are well aware, Lochmere is nearly built out and this infill parcel has become attractive to the investment community. If approved, this current rezoning request will allow 206 units on 9 usable acres. Read more

TAG Team is Building Champions

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

Apex, NC – Team Attraction Gymnastics (TAG) has only had a home since last summer, but it is quickly building a reputation for excellence. Two gymnasts, Alyssa Tucker and Kenya Watson, reached U.S. Nationals and Southeast Regionals respectively. Read more

Business: Subway Ad Agency to Open Cary Office

Cary, NC – The Asher Agency, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, announced that it is opening a North Carolina office. In Cary, NC. Read more

Contest: Win 4 VIP Tickets to Boz Scaggs

Cary, NC – If you grew up in the 70’s, chances are you listened to the “Lido Shuffle” on your car’s FM radio as you cruised around town. For a time, his music was everywhere.

Do you have a “Boz Scaggs Experience,” some memorable moment from the past that’s connected with the music of Boz? Think back.

Tell us the story and you could win 4 tickets to Boz at Booth on July 15.

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Food: Cedar Plank Salmon

 

Story and recipe by Jim McGrody. Photo by Sean Dreilinger.

Cary, NC – Last time I was writing for CaryCitizen, I wrote about apple wood smoked chicken.

I hope that some of you traded in your hamburgers and hot dogs and tried something new.

As I was beginning to think about what I should be writing this week for  the  CaryCitizen, I realized I was once again thinking smoking on the grill. I really should move on, but as it is not even the fourth of July yet, we all should still be talking about backyard grilling. It is fun, saves energy and is a great way of bringing the family together. My greatest memories as a kid are often associated with our family in the backyard cooking on the grill. Read more