2 Solar Farms (and 8 Sheep)

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Story and photos by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – Everyone in town knows at least one person who works for SAS Institute here in Cary. The company has won many awards for it’s innovative technology and family friendly work environment.

But SAS Institute is also changing the environment with the production of clean, renewable energy for our community. I was invited this week for a tour. Read more

Hidden Giant: Confero’s Mystery Shopping

 

Cary, NC- Elaine Buxton never imagined she’d be the CEO of a company, let alone one that specializes in “mystery shopping”. Her company, Confero, was recently named a Top 50 Family Friendly Company by Carolina Parent and is the subject of latest installment of Hidden Giants. Read more

The Mayor’s Blog: My Aching Back

Editor’s Note: Starting this week, we’ll be republishing Mayor Harold Weinbrecht’s blog in CaryCitizen.

Cary, NC –  This week was a week of rest and recuperation from my fractured vertebrae injury. Read more

Garrison Keillor Likes Ashworths

L-->R Keillor, Watkins, Show Band Pianist Rich Dworsky, Linda and Robin Williams.

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photos by Joshua Steadman.

Cary, NC – Guy Noir needed a raincoat Saturday night as Garrison Keillor brought A Prairie Home Companion to Booth Amphitheatre.

The sky drizzled all evening with umbrellas periodically opening and closing across the great lawn like a field full of moths. But the weather couldn’t dampen the fun for the packed house, there to hear Keillor’s witty and nostalgic show. Read more

Celebrating 5 Years Where Artists Meet in Cary

Cary Gallery of Artists, located at 200 S. Academy St, in downtown Cary

Cary, NC- A few years ago, Ralph Ashworth wondered aloud: “Wouldn’t it be nice if Cary had a co-op gallery?” He had seen co-op galleries on his travels and thought the concept made sense in the growing community he called home. Read more

Hidden Giant: Lonesource

Bradley King , President and CEO of Lonesource talked to us about his homegrown business.

Cary, NC- Continuing our Hidden Giants series, here’s another Cary company quietly growing like kudzu. It’s called Lonesource and it sells, well, everything for business.

I met with Bradley King, President and CEO, to find out how they started their “one source” concept. Read more

Go Local: Harold Burt And His Music Company

 

Story by Leslie Huffman

Cary, NC – Burt Music Company is a multi-faceted enterprise run and owned by a jewel of the community, Harold Burt.  Mr. Burt has been making music in Cary since 1950, when he became Cary High School’s first band leader.  I visited Mr. Burt at his music shop where he was surrounded by a library of music, a variety of instruments and newspaper clippings of stories written about him over the years. Read more

In Memoriam: Jefferson Sugg

Cary, NC – Jefferson Lloyd Sugg, one of Cary’s pioneer developers, passed away earlier this month. He was 85. Read more

Confessions of a Home Brewer

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, N.C. – I made my first home brew from a “Mr. Beer Kit” my wife bought me for Christmas 5 or 6 years ago. I looked at the box and said,”What? YOU CAN DO THAT?” Admittedly, I made and bottled about 6 different beers all in the span of 6 weeks and began to read everything I could get my hands on. Read more

Pictures: Major League Lacrosse in Cary

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Photos by Karl Fisher

Cary, NC – Our intrepid photographer, Karl Fisher, covered all kinds of sports in town last weekend. Here is a slide show of his images from Sunday’s Major League Lacrosse match between the Chicago Machine and the Toronto Nationals at Wake Med Soccer Park. Chicago triumphed 16-9.