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Don’s Blog: Because Gale

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Well, unless you happen to be the post office or an advertising agency, you have to be glad the elections are over. …

Harold’s Blog: Preparing for the Holiday

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School information provided to me by our school board representative stated that in western Cary additional elementary capacity won’t be available until 2016, high school capacity won’t be available until 2018, and middle school capacity even later.…

Harold’s Blog: Hearings and Discussions

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The first quasi-judicial public hearing was whether to allow Wake County to develop a 321,000-square-foot high school, called Green Level High.…

Lori’s Blog: “Best Day Ever!”

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I was in a Seahawk Helicopter, on an aircraft carrier, but more on that later.…

Harold’s Blog: Visits and Celebrations

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Emails from staff this week included a notice that council will need to appoint members to the Wake County Transit Investment Strategy study’s advisory committee. Each municipality will appoint a number of members based on population. As a result Raleigh will have ten appointees, Cary will have six, and all…

Education: Bill Fletcher November Newsletter

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Several municipalities have passed resolutions or begun lobbying campaigns to increase school construction in their areas. There is broad agreement that 40 additional schools are needed but only 16 have been funded.…

Harold’s Blog – Challenges for the Future

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Tuesday the council held a mini-retreat to set priorities for the upcoming 2016 budget. There were four main topics: 1) Challenges for the future, 2) Capital Improvement Financing, 3) Review of Fund Balance Target, and 4) Near Term Possibilities. …

Harold’s Blog – Ribbon Cutting, Cultural Events, and More

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Monday I met with board members from the RDU Airport Authority to talk about the controversy surrounding the future potential development near the Lake Crabtree Park area. We had a good talk and they described the sequence of events that caused the hysteria about Lake Crabtree Park. …

Don’s Blog: Back at It

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Cary, NC — I want to thank all of you who have reached out to check on me as I deal with my back issues. It really means a lot to me.…

A Prodigal Son’s Return: The Graduate Back in Cary

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Like a bird leaving the nest, I'll be leaving home, but not for good. Who knows, maybe one day I'll do what my parents did and return with a family. But that's years down the road, well out of sight and mind.…

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