Survey: $10,000 Tax Credit for New Home Construction

Story and picture by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The New Home Purchase Stimulus Act (H-485) was introduced to the NC General Assembly on March 30. It would grant a $10,000 tax rebate to purchasers of new home construction (homes construction that is permitted after July 1, 2011).

Good or bad? Answer our survey and tell us what you think. Read more

Teen Artists Shine in 4th Annual Eva Perry Contest

Student art on display at Eva Perry Library

The winners of the Eva Perry 4th Annual Teen Art Contest were announced earlier this week and it is an impressive and varied body of work. The artwork spans genres including drawing, painting, digital art, multimedia, photography and 3D. It is on exhibit now at the Eva Perry Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Drive in Apex. Read more

A Short Drive from Cary: 16th Annual Piedmont Farm Tour

Story by Leslie Huffman, photos provided by Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

Cary, NC – The 16th Annual Piedmont Farm Tour takes place next weekend and it’s just a short drive from Cary, NC. Billed as America’s Largest Farm Tour, on the weekend of April 16-17, you can take a carload of folks to visit 40 different Piedmont farms. Read more

Invasion of the Giant Cabbages

Story by Matt Young. Pictured above: Allison Hartman, NC’s 2010 Winner – Walnut Cove Elementary, Walnut Cove, NC

Cary, N.C. – I found this interesting, being a guy who likes kids, education ideas, gardening and…well…oddities. Read more

First Reports of Rabies in Cary in 2011

Story by Leslie Huffman. Photo by Javier Sanchez.

Cary, NC – Town of Cary Animal Control officials have confirmed this year’s first reported rabies case in Cary. A homeowner living in the Triangle Forest subdivision near Marilyn Circle reported an injured raccoon on her property. Read more

Tax Day: April 18 This Year

Story by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, sent me a note on Tuesday asking me to remind CaryCitizens that the tax filing deadline this year is Monday, April 18, three days later than usual. But that’s not all that’s memorable about April 18. Read more

Mills Park Middle Schoolers in PCHS’ Sound of Music

Sound of Music cast members rehearse at Panther Creek High School

Story by Lindsey Chester, photos by Brooke Meyer

Cary, NC- Last week I had the pleasure of attending an early rehearsal of The Sound of Music, Panther Creek High School’s 2011 Spring musical.  To my surprise there were several familiar middle school faces in the cast. Read more

Weekend Round Up: Road Race, Music and Soccer Season

Story by Lindsey Chester, photo by Philippe Leroyer.

Cary, NC- Chalk it up to the “never a dull moment” saying, but this weekend Cary has a lot going on! Take a look at our CaryCitizen Calendar for the complete listing of what you can find from WakeMed Soccer Park to Booth Amphitheatre and everywhere in between. Read more

Restaurant: Mawa’s Taste of Africa

Restaurant review and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Morrisville, NC – Chicken and steak is great. I love my tilapia, tuna and tilefish, too. But where can you go for goat?

The answer is Mawa’s in Morrisville. Read more

Chef’s Academy Picks Morrisville

Story and photo by Lindsey Chester.

Morrisville, NC- Even in this slow economy, the Triangle continues to attract new businesses. The region captured the attention of The Chef’s Academy, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, from Indianapolis, IN.  The Academy is expanding , and their research pointed them to our area as a great place to open a new culinary arts school. Read more