Harold’s Blog: Up Close with the President of the United States, Sort Of

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through June 19, 2011. Photo from CreeLEDRevolution.

The week was a busy one for me which included intercity visitors, a Presidential visit to the region, and a council meeting. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Replacing Erv Portman, Dateline, the President and More

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through June 12, 2011.

Because I was on vacation, this is the first post in two weeks. The last couple of weeks have included a lot of high school graduation activity in addition to some national media involvement. Read more

Humorist: Applying for a Job

Story by Cris Cohen. Photo by  Hobvias Sudoneighm.

When applying for a job, it is best to be upfront about any limitations you may have. “Although I am willing to relocate, I am required to alert the authorities whenever I move.” However, if honesty will not help your chances, there are various other creative tactics that you can employ, most of which do not involve firearms or the sale of candid photos. Read more

Humorist: Make Mine Rare

Cris Cohen is the resident humorist for CaryCitizen. Photo by Markku Åkerfelt.

Cary, NC – When eating out, a friend of mine will order a burger and ask that it be cooked rare. Based on the reaction he gets, this is the equivalent of saying he wants to kill kittens with his bare hands. “Would you like fries with your massacre?” Restaurants now consider the ordering of a rare burger to be not just rude, but a possible war crime. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Sticking to Tennis and More

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through May 22, 2011. Photo of Academy Street by Hal Goodtree.

This week started off with a little golf outing in Augusta and ended with my 2011 campaign re-election kickoff event. In between was the first budget work session, a joint meeting of the Cary/Morrisville subcommittee, and a few hours picking up litter. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Development, Business, Teachers and More

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through May 15, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – This week was filled with award ceremonies, speaking engagements, and a council meeting. Read more

Letters to the Editor: Other Side of Wake BOE

 

Cary, NC – Our recent story on the coverage of the Nancy Cooper Murder Trial provoked a lot of commentary.

Here’s a note we received via email from Donna in West Park. Republished with permission. Read more

Editorial: The Cooper Murder Story

An editorial by Hal Goodtree, Publisher of CaryCitizen.

Cary, NC – My friend Pagliacci, a professional photo journalist, wrote last week to mock me about our lack of coverage concerning the murder of Nancy Cooper. “It’s the biggest story of the year and you missed it!” he crowed.

Au contraire, my sad friend. We chose not to cover it. Here’s why.  Read more

Harold’s Blog: The Cooper Case and Other Stories

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through May 8, 2011. Photo of  Cary Town Hall by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, North Carolina – This week consisted almost entirely of meetings. It ended with the graduation of my oldest daughter from college. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Inspired by InterAct and Other Stories

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through May 2, 2011. Photo of Magic Tom at Spring Daze by Selena NBH.

Harold’s Blog – Week Ending May 1, 2011

This week was a busy week that seemed to be dominated by food and receptions. It also included a redistricting work session, a council meeting, and a few private meetings. It was a tiring week with a lot of long nights. Read more