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Cary Theater Hosts 10 Plays About Fortune, Luck and Wealth

Cary, NC – NC 10by10 is back in Cary, with 10 plays, each 10 minutes long, all about fortune and all by North Carolina playwrights.

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The Cary Theater’s First Musician Returns Five Years Later

Cary, NC – Five years ago, Claire Holley performed at the Cary Theater’s first concert. Now, she’s back on the anniversary of that performance, promoting a new album of hymns.

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Don’s Blog: Hillcrest Cemetery Restorations

I am pleased to announce that Cary has contracted with Verville Interiors and Preservation, LLC to repair, restore, and preserve cemetery monuments in our local historic landmark, Hillcrest Cemetery. Work by expert craftsman, Michael Verville, also includes leveling leaning stones and stabilizing loose stones. Rest assured that the work will be completed in accordance with the US Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Preservation and Conservation and Cary’s Historic Preservation Commission will be involved as well.

What? You’ve never heard of Hillcrest Cemetery? Well, with burials dating back to the 1700s, Hillcrest Cemetery is a special place of great historic significance to our community. It is the final resting place of a number of men and women who made considerable contributions to the Town of Cary’s social, economic, political and religious growth, and development. Interred at the cemetery are fifteen former mayors, educators, and business leaders to include members of the Jones, Page, Templeton and Guess families, and Cary High principal Marcus Baxter Dry, Esther Ivey, Russell O. Heater, Alfred “Buck” Jones, and R. S. “Dad” Dunham. Hillcrest Cemetery was designated a historic landmark in 2014 and is Cary’s only municipal cemetery.

View of Hillcrest Cemetery in Cary

Restoring these monuments to their original glory is the least we can do for those who gave so much of themselves for Cary.
So where is Hillcrest Cemetery? I’m glad you asked! The cemetery is located at 608 Page Street just south of downtown. The Town of Cary acquired most of the cemetery in the 1960s and 1970s, making it the Town’s only active municipal cemetery.

Google map view of Hillcrest Cemetery location

Cary’s American Legion Post 67 hosts an annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at Hillcrest Cemetery and The Friends of the Page-Walker also promotes walking tours through the cemetery to better educate visitors about Cary’s history. You can learn more about Hillcrest Cemetery from the Friends by clicking here.


In partnership with the Town’s Spruce Program, the Town will also hold one clean-up day in the Cemetery on September 7 from 9 – 11 a.m.  Volunteers can perform light cleaning of headstones/markers and/or just help with a little landscaping maintenance. Sign-up will be available through the Town’s website here.
Spruce volunteers donate their time and energy to help keep Cary clean and green by working in our parks, streets, streams, and other public spaces. From trail maintenance to litter cleanups and many other projects in between, the Spruce Program supports our citizens’ efforts to have a direct positive impact on both the beauty and the environmental health of our community.


I look forward to seeing everyone at Hillcrest Cemetery on September 7th and thanks in advance for coming out to help. If you have any questions about the monument repair and/or the scheduled clean-up day, please shoot me an email at don.frantz@townofcary.org or contact the Town Clerk’s office at virginia.johnson@townofcary.org .

From the blog of Cary Councilmember Don Frantz. Photos courtesy of Don Frantz.

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Documentary Subject Who Walked 8,000 Miles Hosts Q&A at Cary Theater This Weekend

Cary, NC – Matt Green walked across every street in New York City, living with just the bare essentials and sleeping on couches of friends and strangers, all filmed for the documentary “The World Before Your Feet.” Green is showing the documentary in one of its final touring screenings at the Cary Theater and taking questions from the audience. Read more

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It’s All Pimento in Downtown Cary

Cary, NC – Pimento cheese fans know where to be this weekend as Downtown Cary celebrates all things pimento cheese, with special pimento dishes at local food trucks, samples from local restaurants and a cheese sculpting competition. Read more

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BEYOND Film Festival Returns to Cary for “Heroic” Second Year

Cary, NC – The Cary Theater’s original BEYOND: The Film Festival is back for its second year, with a new theme, new films and even more workshops. Read more

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Cary’s Heritage: Rogers Restaurant

Cary, NC – Rogers Restaurant was once at the location on East Chatham Street where EE Salons is now. In his oral history interview with us in August of 2000, Billy Rogers told us some history about the restaurant. Read more

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The Story Behind Downtown Cary’s New Mural

Cary, NC – Anyone passing through Chatham Street will have noticed the new mural in progress downtown. Hear from the artist behind the mural and learn about his process and the story behind the painting. Read more

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June 2019 Events at the Cary Theater

Cary, NC – June brings BEYOND: The Film Festival to the Cary Theater, as well as many more new feature films and documentaries, as well as live performances and more. Read more

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A Look at Big Dom’s Bagel Shop in Downtown Cary

Story originally appeared on FoodCary.

Cary, NC – The next time you’re sleepily decrying your early-morning existence, take comfort in the knowledge that things started WAY earlier for the fine folks at Big Dom’s Bagel Shop in Downtown Cary. Read more