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

Editor’s Journal: A Month of Saturdays

Story and pictures by Hal Goodtree, Editor of CaryCitizen.

Cary, NC – What is news? At its most basic, it’s anything that’s new.

Newsworthiness is another issue. Some publications think only controversy is newsworthy. I beg to differ. Read more

3rd Annual Cary Spring Daze Photo Contest

Cary, NC- Are you an amateur shutterbug? Would you like to see your work exhibited at Spring Daze this year? If so, you’re invited to enter the third annual Spring Daze Photo Contest, sponsored by the Cary Jaycees.

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Film Review: Source Code

Film review by Andrew Johnson for CaryCitizen.

Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright
Runtime: 93 minutes
Rating: PG-13, for some violence and language.
The Bottom Line: A refreshingly original sci-fi flick that adds time travel to a traditional detective premise with thrilling results. Read more

Call for Nominations: Small Business Awards

Story & photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – For a local business, nothing is more prestigious than winning the Cary Chamber Small Business of the Year. Now is the time to nominate a small business for this year’s awards. Read more

Neighborhood Watch: Waldo Rood

Story from staff reports. Photos by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Over the last several months, there’s been a rash of Cary burglaries – 220 of them in the last 15 months, to be exact. And more recently there has been a virtual wave in the Waldo Rood/Cary Parkway area. Read more

Money Matters: “Baskets of Money”

Story by Guest Columnist Pete D’Arruda. Photo by Michael Hodge.

Cary, NC – During the last  twelve years, we have witnessed significant and historic market fluctuations. Has this affected people’s thoughts about the market, their investment portfolios, and how they live their day-to-day lives? Read more

Harold’s Blog: Apartments, Taxes, Arts and Ireland

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through March 27, 2011. Photo of County Meath by Johnida Dockens.

As predicted, this was a busy week with a work session, a taping of Cary Matters and a council meeting.

Proposed Apartments

Monday began with an agenda meeting of the directors and town management staff to go over Thursday’s regularly scheduled council meeting. The main focus was the proposed apartments at Northwood’s Harrison Point. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Chatham County, Throwing Stones, Railhawks and Pink Trash Cans

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through March 20, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

This week was another slow week which allowed me to catch up on work at my paying job. Read more