Downtown: The Invasion Has Landed

Story by Lindsey Chester, photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – With a green alien for a mascot, the Cary Invasion basketball team is preparing for its official tip-off on May 13 at Herb Young Community Center. Read more

Editorial: The Cooper Murder Story

An editorial by Hal Goodtree, Publisher of CaryCitizen.

Cary, NC – My friend Pagliacci, a professional photo journalist, wrote last week to mock me about our lack of coverage concerning the murder of Nancy Cooper. “It’s the biggest story of the year and you missed it!” he crowed.

Au contraire, my sad friend. We chose not to cover it. Here’s why.  Read more

General Shelton to Speak at Cary Academy Commencement

Cary, NC –  Cary Academy’s 2011 graduation of 103 students on May 22 will feature a very special speaker – Retired Army Gen. Hugh Shelton, former commander of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Read more

Cary Artist Nancy Hughes Miller Featured in NCMA Auction

Story from staff reports. Images courtesy of Nancy Hughes Miller.

Cary, NC – Cary artist Nancy Hughes Miller will have three works featured in the North Carolina Museum of Art Auction on May 21, 2011. Read more

Harold’s Blog: The Cooper Case and Other Stories

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through May 8, 2011. Photo of  Cary Town Hall by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, North Carolina – This week consisted almost entirely of meetings. It ended with the graduation of my oldest daughter from college. Read more

Pictures: Herbfest 2011

Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Just a few pictures from Herbfest in case you couldn’t make it or just wanted to relive the glory. Read more

Strawberry Fields Forever

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree

Apex, NC – Nothing beats the pleasure of fresh strawberries in May on farms across in the Triangle.

I’ve certainly been eating my share of ‘berries. But driving past DJ’s Berry Patch on Saturday morning, I had to consume the experience with a camera.

This, by the way, is a strawberry flower.

The fields were lush with berries, some completely ripe, others still white and green for future harvest.

I walked away from the parking lot, to the farthest end of the field. The air smelled like strawberries. How do you capture that in a photo?

Springtime, and the picking is easy.

If you have a clever recipe that makes use of fresh strawberries, send it to food@carycitizen,.com.

 

Sports: Cary Invasion Beats Wilmington in Inaugural Game

Story and photos by Hal Goodtree

Cary, NC – It was a lively scene at the Herb Young Community Center in downtown Cary on Friday night as the Cary Invasion won their first ever game against CBL defending champs the Wilmington Sea Dawgs, 101-95. Read more

Health: Cuckoo For Coconut!

 

Story by 12-year-old “Veggies Go Crunch” blogger Kaynan Goldberg. Photo by Chandrika Nair.

Cary, NC – Coconut.  Just say it.  It’s a fun word.  It’s also an interesting one.  Read more

Environment: Brothers Ride for Clean Water

Brothers Ben and Ron Somerville ride motorbikes for clean water

Guest columnist Liza Weidle.

Cary, NC- On May 16, two brothers – Ben and Rob Somerville – will set out from Cary on a 3-month motorcycle trip to raise awareness for the world water crisis. Their mission is to raise $1 dollar per mile for each rider. This means every mile they travel makes a difference. Read more