Don Frantz: What’s All the Buzz About?

From the blog of Town Council member Don Frantz. Photo by Bob Gutowski.

Cary, NC – I love my job on the Cary Town Council. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life – and at times one of the most surprising. This is one of those times. Read more

Local Officials: Weiss, Stevens and Robison Call it Quits

Story from staff reports.

Cary, NC – Holding elected office is a privilege but also a burden. In the last few weeks, three local officials have announced they are leaving office. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Table Tennis, No Special Treatment For Me and Chickens

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 12, 2012. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – This was a busy week and included a work session, a council meeting, and a little home drama. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Technology, Planning and No Political Positions

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 5, 2012. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – A week that was supposed to be relatively light and have some open days, filled up quickly. So I was unexpectedly busy this week. Read more

Don’s Blog: Spring Chickens

Story by Don Frantz, Cary Town Council member, District B. First published on Blogspot. Photo by Max Westby.

Cary, NC – Call me a flip-flopper if you want, but I have changed my mind regarding chickens in Cary. It has nothing to do with “sustainability” or many of the “green” arguments chicken proponents point to – it has everything to do with freedom. Read more

Opinion: Let’s Be the “Technology Town of NC” Once Again

Story by Lori Bush, photo by Seth Meranda. Story republished from LoriBush.org.

Cary, NC – It’s happened at the Town already.  It was just a matter of time.  I’m the “techy” one, so I’m used to it.  Yes, I’m now “technical support.” Read more

The State of Our Town: Safe, Sound and Aging

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by Lindsey Chester and Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC- Each year in January, just after the President gives his State of the Union address (#SOTU for you tweeters), our own Cary Mayor delivers the State of the Town address to members of the Cary Chamber of Commerce. Read more

Don’s Blog: Neon

Story by Don Frantz, Cary Town Council member, District B. Republished from Blogspot. Photo by Anita Hart.

Cary, NC – The council has received about a dozen or so emails in opposition to our consideration of a neon theater marquee sign on the soon to be renovated downtown Cary theater.

As much as I would like to take credit for our initiating specific amendments to our town’s sign code to allow for high intensity/neon lighting downtown, I cannot. Read more

Don’s Blog: Retreat! 2012

Story by Don Frantz, Cary Town Council member, District B. Republished from Blogspot. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Thursday afternoon I headed to Wilmington for our annual council/staff retreat. While we have typically stayed in town for our retreats to better encourage citizen attendance and reduce costs, the conveniences of being in town proved too much of a distraction for some. Two years ago one council member actually left our retreat so they could attend another meeting for three hours! We decided the best way to eliminate the distractions was to head out of town. Read more

2012 Town Council Retreat: Day 2

Story and photo by Brent Miller. Read Part 1 of this story.

Wilmington, NC – The second and final day of the Cary Town Council’s annual retreat, held at the Hilton Riverside hotel in Wilmington, NC, included sessions about customer service and service philosophy, capital projects and funding and a review of the town’s boards and commissions. Read more