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

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

Harold’s Blog: Let the Sun Shine

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through March 13, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

This week was much slower than previous weeks, which is exactly what the doctor ordered as I slowly got back into the swing of things following my bout with the nasty stomach bug. Read more

Harold’s Blog: How to Hide a Cell Tower, Cary Park and More

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 27, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

This was a week of recovery from the flu and getting back on track. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Washington DC, the Bowden Case and Cary Park

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 20, 2011.

The Flu

This was one of the toughest weeks I have had as mayor. It started in Washington and ended with me in bed with the flu Saturday night. In addition to my intense visit to Washington, there were tough issues at home that included the Bowden case, Cary Park safety, and a Motiva decision in Apex. To make this long journal entry more readable I will use sub categories. Read more

Arnie: A Bird Who Touched Human Hearts

Story & photo by Anora McGaha

Cary, NC – Today, February 18, 2011, my eye caught notice of the bunch of blue feathers I have hanging on a doorknob that I had gathered from Arnie over the 7 years I had been visiting him at The Pet Pad in Cary. Beautiful long blue feathers of many hues. I felt the warm feeling of appreciation for the sweet relationship we had. I wasn’t the only one. Read more

Harold’s Blog: The Incident at Wachovia, Town Planning Priorities

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through February 13, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Business Meetings

This week was busy with two Chatham County meetings, a join meeting in Morrisville, and a council meeting. Read more