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

Lazy Daze Festival Cancelled: Irene’s First Casualty

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – With Hurricane Irene making an uncertain path toward the North Carolina coast this weekend, The Town of Cary today officially announced they would cancel the 2011 Lazy Daze Festival. Read more

Education: Wake County College Fair September 18

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Suzie Tremmel.

Cary, NC – Traditional school began today (sigh of relief). Time to start thinking about college!

Mark your calendars: the Wake County College Fair will be held 2:00-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 18 at the McKimmon Center, NC State University. Read more

My Kinda Tasty

Hundreds of Craft Brews

Story by Matt Young.

Cary, NC – Sean Pratt of Cary, graduated from Cary High School in 2002 and then went to NCSU, graduating in 2007. While studying in Sweden he fell in love with craft and specialty beers.  He partnered up with  Johnny Belflower (Rocky Mount Senior High School and Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida).  Read more

Environment: Aerating Jordan Lake

Story from staff reports. Photo by Julie Roland.

Cary, NC – By almost any measure, Cary is in an enviable position when it comes to water. Unliek many municipalities across the Triangle and around the country, we have a large, clean and dependable water supply in Jordan Lake.

Now, plans are afoot to study a new system to aerate parts of the lake and improve its overall health. Read more

Weather: Irene Update

Story from staff reports. Satellite photo from

Cary, NC – In the latest computer models, Hurricane Irene, now a Category 3 storm, has tracked slightly to the east, lessening chances for a direct strike on North Carolina. Read more

More for the Southern-Latino Table: Chicken and Muscadines

Recipe by Sandra Gutierrez. Story edited by Matthew Young. Photo by James Lee.

Cary, NC –  Cary author and food legend Sandra Gutierrez shares another delicious recipe with CaryCitizen readers using our own indigenous Muscadine grape from her soon-to-be-released book. If you want , why not try this with a local Chardonnay? Read more

VA Earthquake Rattles Cary

Story and Richmond VA photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Just before 2:00, I was sitting at my Jefferson desk pounding out something on the keyboard. That’s what publishers do – pound the keyboard. Read more

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Story by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – Summer is winding down, and the other day I was looking for something to do with my twelve year old daughter. We always enjoy baking, and making a mess in the kitchen together. Read more