A Short Drive From Cary: Durham Blues Festival

Story by Julie Roland. Her Route 64 Journal in Pittsboro is managed by CaryCitizen.

Durham, NC – It’s moving, it’s one day and it’s going to be free. But after a period of some uncertainty, The Hayti Center has announced that the 2011 Durham Blues Festival is on for Saturday, September 10, 2011. Read more

Jeep Tour Raises over $1.35 Million

 

This refurbished 1952 Jeep has traveled to 75 cities to raise over $1.35 Million for USO

photos and story by Lindsey Chester

The “Salute Our Troops” Jeep Tour

With temps soaring to 100 on Wednesday, a crowd gathered to  “Salute Our Troops” at the Davis Drive Kangaroo gas station in Morrisville. Read more

Business: Ask a Lawyer Day at WakeTech

Cary, NC – For small businesses, consulting with a lawyer can be a daunting task. You may have a simple question but wonder if it will cost you a lot of money just to get an answer.

Good news: Wake Tech is offering 30-minutes with a small business lawyer, one-on-one, next Thursday at the Cary campus.

Best of all, it’s free. Read more

National Night Out in Cary

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Tuesday was National Night Out, billed as America’s Night Out Against Crime. CaryCiitzen visited two event locations in Lochmere and Cary Park. Read more

Weekend Events: Only in Cary – Shakespeare & BBQ

The Calendar is edited by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – This weekend, the Calendar spans the far ends of the cultural universe with Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Cary Arts Center  and the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Booth Amphitheatre. Only in Cary.

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Food: The Tomato Story

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – You can get tomatoes at the supermarket all year round. But science can’t trump Nature, and for the true tomato aficionado, now is a time of tomato joy in the Piedmont. Read more

Go Local: Community-Minded Businesses

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC -When I went looking for Sponsors to help with the Cary Scavenger Hunt, I did not have to go far. When there is an event in Cary, there are certain businesses that often step up to offer services or sponsorship. In this installment of Go Local, we recognize some of the most community-minded businesses in Cary. Read more

Transportation: Western Wake Freeway Update

Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Local news media has made much of the construction noise on 540. For those affected, it is indeed an unfortunate situation. But there’s more to the story of this road than just noise.

Where will it go? What will it cost? When will it be open? For answers, CaryCitizen turned to Joe Milazzo, Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Alliance. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Highlights from the Quarterly Report

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through July 31, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

I started this week at the beach as the family had one last long weekend together before the girls head off to college. We returned on Tuesday evening and it was back to work on Wednesday. Read more

RailHawks Blank Atlanta in Short, Rainy Game

Game summary from the Carolina RailHawks. Photos by Chris Adamczyk for CaryCitizen.

CARY, N.C. – The Carolina RailHawks earned their league-leading 14th victory Saturday night after defeating Atlanta 1-0 in a match that was abandoned in the 50th minute at WakeMed Soccer Park. Read more