Harold’s Blog: Replacing Erv Portman, Dateline, the President and More

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through June 12, 2011.

Because I was on vacation, this is the first post in two weeks. The last couple of weeks have included a lot of high school graduation activity in addition to some national media involvement. Read more

Foxes and Barking Frogs

Story by Matt Young. Photo by Todd Barrow.

Cary, NC – Last weekend, I had neighbors sitting on my front porch. Fans going. Tikis blazing. It was about 10 pm. Read more

Legal Issues Remain in David Bowden Case

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – William “David” Bowden, the man who painted his house with a message to communicate displeasure to the Town of Cary, passed away at age 69 on June 1 after a fight with lung cancer. But the legal issues live on. Read more

Humorist: Applying for a Job

Story by Cris Cohen. Photo by  Hobvias Sudoneighm.

When applying for a job, it is best to be upfront about any limitations you may have. “Although I am willing to relocate, I am required to alert the authorities whenever I move.” However, if honesty will not help your chances, there are various other creative tactics that you can employ, most of which do not involve firearms or the sale of candid photos. Read more

CaryCitizen Hit By Server Mishap

Story by Hal Goodtree, Publisher of CaryCitizen. Picture from Skullbox.net.

Cary, NC – If you’ve been wondering where CaryCitizen has been for the past few days, the answer is sure to bring a shudder to many in the local IT community. Read more

Inside Knight Foundation News Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester. L–>R Susan Mernit, Gerry Campbell and Barb Dybward, first panel at Knight Bootcamp.

Cary, NC – The lights seemed painfully bright at 4:45 am in Terminal 2 at RDU. The date was Sunday, May 15. I was headed to Los Angeles on a Knight Foundation journalism fellowshipNews Entrepreneur Bootcamp at the University of Southern California was created by the Knight Digital Media Center to help publications like CaryCitizen become sustainable news organizations. Read more

Cary Gets First Fiat Dealership in North Carolina

Cary, NC – After 27 years, Fiat is returning to the United States. The first dealership in North Carolina is in the Cary AutoMall. Read more

Lenovo: It’s In Morrisville

Morrisville, NC – It’s not often that we get to set Bloomberg straight. On Thursday, they reported that Lenovo turned in a brilliant quarter. Unfortunately, they said the company’s North American headquarters was in Raleigh. Read more

At Home with the Hawks: Barbarous Barbara

Story by Mike Baranski. Photos by Karl Fisher.

Cary, NC – Saturday was another wonderful night to be at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.  The weather was great and the Carolina RailHawks earned another 3 points against the Puerto Rico Islanders, staying at the top of the league in the NASL. Read more

Cary Chamber: 2011 Small Business Award Winners

Cary, NC – The 2011 Cary Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards gathered an impressive crowd at the Embassy Suites in Cary on Thursday, May 12th. This annual awards ceremony is dedicated to honoring local small businesses for contributions to the community through innovation, creativity, sustainability, success and community service. Read more