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History for Breakfast: Carla Michaels and Jerry Miller

Cary, NC – There is a lot of history in Cary and the best way to learn about it is just by talking to those who know it best. So, this is the beginning of a new series for CaryCitizen titled “History for Breakfast” where we sit down with historians from around town at the Famous Toastery to eat breakfast and talk about Cary. Read more

Antique Roadshow Coming to Cary

Cary, NC – If you have old pieces of art and furniture from grandparents or older generations, somewhere in the back of your mind you may have wondered “How much is this worth nowadays?” You could finally get an answer for that as appraisal expert Ken Farmer comes to Cary to examine antiques. Read more

Cary History: Cary’s Rotary Clubs

Cary, NC – As with any close-knit town, the Rotary Clubs of Cary have had a large impact in shaping the character and appearance of Cary over the years. And while some younger residents may not be as familiar with Rotary Club, their influence can be felt to this day. Read more

Walking Tours at Hillcrest Cemetery

Cary, NC – Going around Cary, you can see there are many buildings and roads named after significant people. Many of these Caryites are buried at the Hillcrest Cemetery and the Friends of Page-Walker Hotel have the cemetery set up so anyone can go on a self-guided tour there and learn about the people who helped shape Cary as we know it now. Read more

Cary History: Nathaniel Jones of White Plains

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary is currently looking into giving the White Plains cemetery in Maynard Oaks a historic landmark status. That makes this a good time to talk about the man behind that family cemetery who is also buried there, Nathaniel Jones of White Plains. Read more

Cary History: Mayor H. Waldo Rood

Cary, NC – Throughout Cary’s history, the changes and developments in the town can often be linked to the mayor that presided over them. In this story on town history, we’ll look at one mayor who worked to modernize Cary, Mayor H. Waldo Rood. Read more

Cary History: Walter Hines Page – The Ambassador

Cary, NC – In the third and final chapter in our series on one of the most famous people to ever come from Cary, Walter Hines Page, we take Page from his nation-wide fame as a provocative journalist to international notoriety as he became the ambassador to Great Britain at a key point in global history. Read more

Cary History: Walter Hines Page – Education and Mummies

Cary, NC – In the second of three stories about Cary’s favorite son, Walter Hines Page, we follow Page’s transformation from a young rabble-rouser from a large family in Cary to a force for reform and consternation statewide as he worked his way through the ranks of prestigious newspapers and magazines. Read more

Cary History: Walter Hines Page – The Early Years

Cary, NC – Perhaps Cary’s most famous resident is Walter Hines Page, the son of town founder Frank Page. Walter was a journalist (Evening Standard), editor (Atlantic Monthly), publisher (Doubleday-Page) and Ambassador to Great Britain during WW I. In this first of three stories, we’ll look at the early years of Walter’s life. Read more

Arts

An Arts Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cary, NC — “Art is a mirror in which we see ourselves and where we have been,” said local Cary artist Dan Campbell in reference to the portrait he painted to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Perhaps it can even move us forward.” Read more