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Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 December Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for December 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Samaritan’s Corner: The Penguin’s Angel

Cary, NC – Welcome to Samaritan’s Corner. Let’s Talk!

P! T! A! Prepare! The! Article!

That’s exactly what I thought during a PTA meeting I attended a few weeks ago at my son’s school!! While covering many different topics in the meeting, Mrs. Bame, my son’s Principal, began to veer off of the path a little. She started talking about this lady named Maria! Mrs. Bame went on and on about how loving, caring and neccesary Maria is to everyone in the school, especially the children! As Mrs. Bame continued to brag about the “Wonderful Maria,” whom I had never met, I could almost see tears building up in her eyes.

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Education Goes Further in Cary, New Study Shows

Cary, NC – Higher education can help people become better informed citizens and critical thinkers but it can also get someone a job where they make more money than before. A new study suggests higher degrees have greater impact on earning a higher wage in Cary than most other towns and cities in the United States. Read more

Cary Students Donate More Than 100 Boxes of Supplies to Puerto Rico

Cary, NC – With extensive damage in Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, many people and communities have been coming together to donate supplies and provide assistance. This past week, students at a local Cary school managed to fill more than 100 boxes with supplies for a school on the island. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 November Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for November 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

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Cary Band Day Returns for 59th Year, with Bands from Across Cary and NC

Cary, NC – For more than a half century, Cary Band Day has been a local tradition to recognize the hard work of high school marching bands both in Cary and across the state. This year carries that tradition forward again with dozens of schools competing and performing. Read more

Green Hope Marching Band Prepares for Super Regional Competition

Cary, NC – Sun at high noon, clouds dotted across the sky, the grass in a triplet of colors. The clack of wooden sticks clicking with the constant beeping of the metronome piercing the summer air. All while 170 high schoolers march on a field. The Green Hope Marching Band started camp last week. The two time Semi Finalist band looks to leave its mark on the Bands of America Super Regional this year. The Falcon Regiment has 172 members this year, which is one of its highest numbers yet. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher 2017 October Newsletter

Cary, NC – Thoughts for October 2017 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education. Read more

Money Matters: 529 Plans – Taking Distributions

Editor’s Note: Briant Sikorski from Stratos Wealth Partners in Cary contributed this article.

Cary, NC – Parents looking to take advantage of the many benefits of saving for college with a 529 plan will want to know the full details on which educational expenses qualify for tax-free distribution status – and which do not.1
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State of Morrisville Looks at Problems Associated with Fast Growth

Cary, NC – Wake County now has more than one million people living here, and while that means economic opportunities, it also presents many challenges for limited land and resources. This year’s State of Morrisville discussion centered on town and county officials talking about these challenges and potential solutions. Read more