Op-Ed: Move Over Cars, Pedestrians Need to Take Back Cary’s Streets

Sarah Wotus, a Cary resident and current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Biostatistics with special interests in Environmental Studies and City Planning, contributed to this op-ed.

Cary, NC – Downtown Cary is revitalizing. By including a variety of stores, entertainment, and living options in the area, it is becoming the community center every town needs. Seeing the popularity of the Downtown Park, city planners are ecstatic for the future. Planners have one part of the design completely wrong though – cars. Cary needs to embrace a future where its residents are not attached to the vehicles currently in their driveways, and there is no better time than now. Read more

Op-Ed: For The Sake of Small Businesses Like Mine, The Time for Tax Reform is Now

Haze Lancaster, a resident of Cary and Chairman of Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition’s North Carolina Committee, contributed to this op-ed.

Cary, NC – Starting a business from nothing requires persistence, hard work, and a lot of faith. But ask any entrepreneur and they will say it is definitely worth all the sweat and stress. Taking my business from an idea and building it into a reality has been one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life. I am proud of what my company has been able to accomplish in North Carolina, especially here in the Cary area.  Read more

Op-Ed: A Dangerous Setback for Security and Religious Pluralism in North Carolina

Imran Aukhil, an Apex resident from the Islamic Association of Raleigh, contributed to this op-ed.

Cary, NC – In the past month, security and religious pluralism in North Carolina experienced a disappointing and dangerous setback under the banner of law and order. Two separate cases and the distinct responses by law enforcement have brought to light a concerning disparity in our state. Read more

View From the Bench: Is Lying Free Speech?

In this story, Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway explains the context of a recent judicial decision that has been in the news. Photo by Mark Fischer.

Cary, NC – I doubt that the words “riveting” and “United States Supreme Court” are often found in the same sentence.   The past several weeks at our highest Court, however, have been riveting for Court watchers and policy junkies alike.   Read more

Harold’s Blog: Schools, Development, Recyclebank and the Media

Story and photo by Harold Weinbrecht.

Cary, NC – This week was filled with meetings and school visits. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Late Nights, Bees, and Area Growth

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 26, 2012. 

Cary, NC – This week was a busy week with a lot of late nights. Read more

Don Frantz: What’s All the Buzz About?

From the blog of Town Council member Don Frantz. Photo by Bob Gutowski.

Cary, NC – I love my job on the Cary Town Council. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life – and at times one of the most surprising. This is one of those times. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Trip to the Nation’s Capitol

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 19, 2012. Photo by Wally Gobetz.

Cary, NC – This week consisted mostly of my trip to Washington. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Technology, Planning and No Political Positions

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 5, 2012. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – A week that was supposed to be relatively light and have some open days, filled up quickly. So I was unexpectedly busy this week. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Land in Chatham County

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through January 29, 2012. Photo of Jordan Lake by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – This week was a tough week for me with a council meeting and two speaking engagements. Read more