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

Harold’s Blog: Transit, Storms, Permits, Buses on Highways, Downtown and More

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through April 24, 2011. Photo of farm on Louis Stephens Roads by Hal Goodtree.

This week kept me busy with dinners and meetings. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Greenways, Taxes, Bowden Case and Saturday’s Tornado

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through April 17, 2011. Photo of Sanford, NC tornado damage by RapidEye via Flickr.

Cary, North Carolina – This week I had a full schedule. When I go on vacation, the work doesn’t stop, it just stacks up. So I spent the week catching up. Read more

Opinion: Town Needs a Better Permitting Process

 

An opinion by Hal Goodtree, Publisher of CaryCitizen.com

Cary, NC – For many months, I’ve heard about problems with permitting and inspections related to opening a business in Cary. In particular, many small businesses have complained to me about a lengthy, expensive and not always responsive process. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Vacation Week, Cary Arts Center, The Masters, My First Home

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through April 10, 2011. Photo by Torrey Wiley.

This week was a vacation week. Despite that I still had one activity and answered emails. Read more

Survey: $10,000 Tax Credit for New Home Construction

Story and picture by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – The New Home Purchase Stimulus Act (H-485) was introduced to the NC General Assembly on March 30. It would grant a $10,000 tax rebate to purchasers of new home construction (homes construction that is permitted after July 1, 2011).

Good or bad? Answer our survey and tell us what you think. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Tobacco Road, Reading on the Radio, Open Space and Red Light Cams

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through April 3, 2011.

This week was a full week with dinners, meetings, and events.

Rained Out Golf and Tobacco Road Marathon

Monday I was supposed to participate in the Grace Christian School charity golf tournament at Prestonwood. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. At the time I was putting on my rain suit and preparing to leave it was sleeting and raining. Fortunately, I received a phone call that the tournament had been postponed a week. While I was glad I didn’t have to play in the damp and cold, I was sad because I won’t be able to play on the rescheduled date next Monday. Read more

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