Police Stories: Town Closes Books on 33 Burglary Cases

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Recently, we reported on the rash of burglaries in Cary. Last week, Cary Police arrested four people believed to be responsible for 33 break-ins. The suspects face from 6 months to 14 years of imprisonment. Read more

Humor Writing Contest: 250 Words

Story by Matt Young

Cary, NC-  Cary humor writer/blogger Cris Cohen has announced a humor writing contest to celebrate the fact that his upcoming book, Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane, is endorsed by Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist Dave Barry (one of my favorites). Deadline is April 12, so whip off something brilliant for your chance at fame and fortune. Read more

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

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

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

Local Publisher Wins Knight Fellowship

Cary, NC – CaryCitizen Associate Publisher Lindsey Chester was notified on Friday that she had won a 2011 Knight Digital Media Center Fellowship. She will travel to Los Angeles, California in May to  study for a week at USC as part of KDMC News Entrepreneur Boot Camp. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Tobacco Road, Reading on the Radio, Open Space and Red Light Cams

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through April 3, 2011.

This week was a full week with dinners, meetings, and events.

Rained Out Golf and Tobacco Road Marathon

Monday I was supposed to participate in the Grace Christian School charity golf tournament at Prestonwood. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. At the time I was putting on my rain suit and preparing to leave it was sleeting and raining. Fortunately, I received a phone call that the tournament had been postponed a week. While I was glad I didn’t have to play in the damp and cold, I was sad because I won’t be able to play on the rescheduled date next Monday. Read more

Business: Facebook Page Names

Cary, NC – In 2011, most businesses, organizations, non-profits and civic groups have Facebook Pages. Now, there’s a unique, branded way to control the link you share with your audience. Read more