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Cary Towne Center: It’s Not What You Think

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Cary Towne Center, our Cary mall, has been in the news a lot lately. Amidst all the talk about the possible redevelopment on the property, I decided to stop in and just hang out.…

Harold’s Blog: Sales Tax & Visitors from Canada

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Saturday, I gave welcoming remarks at the 39th Lazy Daze arts and crafts festival. This year, the festival was held on Town Hall campus since Academy Street is undergoing a renovation to update utilities and the streetscape.…

Editor’s Journal: Jim Gaffigan’s Comedy Show

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Comedian Jim Gaffigan says pick-ups are advertised to haul something as big as a jet but that all he ever sees them doing is going to Cracker Barrel.…

Harold’s Blog: India’s Independence Day & More

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Saturday, I attended the India Independence Day celebration at the Hindu Society of North Carolina Temple. The ceremony included national anthems of both countries along with chants of “long live India."…

Education: Bill Fletcher August Newsletter

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By the end of August, more than 159,000 students will attend our public schools and will be riding buses and engaging in learning and growing.…

Editor’s Journal: Music at Bond Park & More

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Fall is upon us, and I couldn't help but realize that as I walked around Bond Park on Saturday evening. There was just something about the color of the sky and the grass in addition to a barely-there, but still noticeable, chill in the air. …

Harold’s Blog: Cary Developments & Page-Walker’s 30th

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Sunday, I attended the 30th anniversary of the Friends of the Page-Walker event. There were about 100 people in attendance, including former Mayor Koka Booth and several former council members.…

Harold’s Blog: Celebrating Chief Bazemore & New Cary Stats

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Friday, I had the privilege of participating in the retirement ceremony for Police Chief Pat Bazemore. What an amazing person! We will miss her greatly.…

Harold’s Blog: Land Use & Sales Tax

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Thank goodness Governor McCrory gets it. In a statement he said that the sales tax redistribution is nothing but “hidden tax increases." He is exactly right.…

Editor’s Journal: Wind Down Wednesdays

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Did you know that Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place attract between 4,000-5,000 attendees--even in 100 degree heat? …

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