Editor’s Journal: A Weekend in Pictures


Story and photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – This past weekend, I managed to get around to three interesting events in the greater Cary region: CenterStage on the front lawn of DPAC in Durham, Wheel on Academy in downtown Cary and Morrisville’s East Meets West festival.


Friday evening was perfect for CenterStage, a collaboration between WUNC’s Back Porch Music and the American Tobacco Historic District in Downtown Durham.

A large and enthusiastic crowd turned out for the first show of the summer. I ran into several friends from Cary and got to take a few shots from the rooftop of  Diamond View II, one large office buildings between DPAC and Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Find out about more free CenterStage concerts this summer.




Wheels on Academy

Saturday morning, I swung by Wheels on Academy in Downtown Cary.

Last year’s inaugural event was a little soggy, but Saturday morning was crisp and clear in downtown Cary. More than 100 cars participated.

My favorites were Barney Fife’s vintage Ford police cruiser, a beautiful plum-colored Studebaker, an immaculate California woody and a low slung hot rod Don Frantz identified for me as a class of cars called a “Rat Ride.” All the cars were gorgeous.











East Meets West

Finally, I wound up at Morrisville’s East Meets West Festival. Booths lined Town Hall Drive and two stages showcased Eastern and Western acts.

I was there to perform on the West stage with A Fifth of Blues, but I also had a chance to wander around a little.





Thanks to Brooke Meyer for getting a shot of me in action with my bass guitar.


It was an exciting weekend all around.

Short Drive from Cary: Beltline Brew Tours


Story by Matt Young. Photo by Dave Goldberg.

Cary, NC – A brilliant idea a long time coming, in my mind anyway. Beltline Brew Tours visits breweries across the Triangle in a private bus. I took the newest tour of the Triangle’s hippest food destination – Durham. Read more

Durham Bulls Home Opener


Story and photos by Hal Goodtree.

Durham, NC – I had a chance to cover the Durham Bulls Home Opener yesterday. It was a beautiful night for baseball. Read more

Broadway South Releases DPAC Schedule


Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Dennis Beck / Broadway Tour.

Cary, NC – The lights of Broadway are just 20 minutes from Cary. Broadway South, that is, with a new season of shows announced for Durham Performing Arts Center. Read more

9,000 Computers Refurbished & Donated

Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

Durham, NC – I first came across the Kramden Institute when they were awarded a grant from the Cary Community Foundation last month. They refurbish used computers and donate them to deserving school-aged kids around the state, using thousands of volunteers in the process. Read more

A Short Drive From Cary: Durham Blues Festival

Story by Julie Roland. Her Route 64 Journal in Pittsboro is managed by CaryCitizen.

Durham, NC – It’s moving, it’s one day and it’s going to be free. But after a period of some uncertainty, The Hayti Center has announced that the 2011 Durham Blues Festival is on for Saturday, September 10, 2011. Read more

Film: Full Frame Wrap Up

Report by Tom Steadman and photo above by Joshua Steadman.

Durham, N.C. – As Sunday night wound down, so did the 14th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which brought hordes of fans and patrons, and 99 exquisite films to downtown Durham. Read more

Full Frame Film Fest: Opening Night

Report by Tom Steadman and photos by Joshua Steadman for

DURHAM, N.C. – Filmgoers, the documentary kind, are busy packing into downtown Durham this weekend, as the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival rolls through its 14th year. Read more