Music: Miranda Lambert in Cary on Friday

Cary, NC – This Friday, June 3, rising country star Miranda Lambert is coming to Cary for a show at Booth Amphitheatre. Is she the next Taylor Swift or the next young star swiftly forgotten?  Read more

Locavore Cost Comparison: Locally Grown vs Supermarket Organic

Cary, NC – Story and photographs by Kaynan Goldberg. Kaynan is CaryCitizen’s 12-year-old columnist on all locally grown foods that are frugal, crunchy, healthy and green. She blogs at VeggiesGoCrunch.

In this installment of Locavore, Kaynan takes a question from her baby brother and turns it into a larger consideration of the costs of fresh vegetables at the local farmers market vs supermarket organic. Infographic of her findings at the bottom of the story.

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Lenovo: It’s In Morrisville

Morrisville, NC – It’s not often that we get to set Bloomberg straight. On Thursday, they reported that Lenovo turned in a brilliant quarter. Unfortunately, they said the company’s North American headquarters was in Raleigh. Read more

At Home with the Hawks: Barbarous Barbara

Story by Mike Baranski. Photos by Karl Fisher.

Cary, NC – Saturday was another wonderful night to be at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.  The weather was great and the Carolina RailHawks earned another 3 points against the Puerto Rico Islanders, staying at the top of the league in the NASL. Read more

George Sharpe Joins Kraft YMCA Board

Apex, NC— This week, George Sharpe begins his three-year term as a member of the Kraft Family YMCA Advisory Board. Read more

Jordan Lake Boat Rentals

Our friend Julie Roland, a Pittsboro Realtor, has a great blog called Route 64 Journal. This story was first published in July of 2010 and has proven extremely popular.

Cary, NC – Realtors are expected to be experts in their communities. I’m always collecting info about schools, restaurants, events, kids sports and more. But one of the most frequent questions I get is: “Can you rent a boat on Jordan Lake?”

Yes, you can. But the info is a little hard to gather. And Jordan Lake is in my backyard – literally five minutes away from Monterrane.

So here’s a quick list of some good resources for various kinds of boat rental on Jordan Lake – fishing boats, pontoons, jet skis, kayaking and canoeing. Something for everyone. Read more

Events: Remembrance on Memorial Day 2011

Story and photo by Brennin Cummings.

Cary, NC – Growing up, Memorial Day meant a lot of things to me – the end of the school year, beautiful weather, and my family’s annual Memorial Day party. However, it also meant playing my trumpet at memorial services for veterans around my hometown. Read more

Education: Weigh In On School Assignment

Coverage by Lindsey Chester, winner of a 2011 Knight Digital Media Center Fellowship. Photograph of Cary Elementary by Hal Goodtree. Photo of Superintendent Tata courtesy of WCPSS.

Cary, NC – Members of the community are invited to share their opinions with the Wake County Public School System Student Assignment Task Force. You can read the school assignment plans online or go to one of two public information sessions in Cary. Read more

Cary Chamber: 2011 Small Business Award Winners

Cary, NC – The 2011 Cary Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards gathered an impressive crowd at the Embassy Suites in Cary on Thursday, May 12th. This annual awards ceremony is dedicated to honoring local small businesses for contributions to the community through innovation, creativity, sustainability, success and community service. Read more

Packages for Afghanistan

Story by Matt Young. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army.

Cary, NC – To honor Memorial Day and the service of men and women in uniform, Cary Academy recently conducted a care package drive for soldiers in Afghanistan. Read more