Harold’s Blog: Highlights from the Quarterly Report

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through July 31, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

I started this week at the beach as the family had one last long weekend together before the girls head off to college. We returned on Tuesday evening and it was back to work on Wednesday. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Impact Fees Downtown, Officer Penland and More

Cary, NC – From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through July 24, 2011. Photo by Brooke Meyer.

This week was dominated by a candidates’ forum and meetings that included a council work session on downtown. Read more

Harold’s Blog: ICE Resolved and More

Cary, NC – From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through July 17, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

This week included a council meeting as well as a resolution on the controversial potential ICE facility. Read more

Editorial: The Long Sad Decline of Journalism

Hal Goodtree is publisher of CaryCitizen.com

Cary, NC – Last Sunday, News of the World published its last issue. The 168-year old newspaper was shuttered after allegations surfaced of police bribery and hacking into the cell phones of crime and terror victimes.

If this is journalism, count me out. Read more

Harold’s Blog: ICE and Other Stories

Cary, NC – From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through July 10, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree for CaryCitizen.

Even though this was a holiday week, it was a working holiday for me. Read more

Letters: Please Don’t Supersize Me

Cary, NC – On Thursday June 30 the Town Council will vote on rezoning case 10-REZ-12 to allow another unplanned high density multi-family development in Lochmere. As many citizens, particularly those in SE Cary, are well aware, Lochmere is nearly built out and this infill parcel has become attractive to the investment community. If approved, this current rezoning request will allow 206 units on 9 usable acres. Read more

Harold’s Blog: The Noise on 540 and a Rumor about ICE

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through June 26, 2011. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

This week’s busiest day was Monday. The rest of the week was made up mostly of campaign related meetings and private gatherings.

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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