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Wake School Board Buys Land in Cary for Transportation Facility

Cary, NC – The Wake County Public School System has amended plans from opening a transportation center in Apex, now buying $13 million worth of land in Cary for a facility to store buses and repair damaged buses off of Piney Plains Road. Read more

Cary Mayor

Harold’s Blog: Cary Election, Town Council Meeting and More

Cary, NC –This was a big week that included my reelection as mayor of Cary.

Monday – Preparing for the Week

Monday I attempted to contact council members to hear of questions and concerns about Thursday’s upcoming agenda. Council members commented on the Weston hotel proposal and the public hearing on apartments off Petty Farm Road. Later in the day I went over the agenda items with staff and Mayor Pro-Tem Bush.

My last meeting on Monday was my one-on-one meeting with the town manager. We were joined by Mayor Pro-Tem Bush. We talked about the Weston hotel proposal, the Cary Town Center redevelopment proposal, an overall development report, and other items. Our meeting lasted about 45 minutes.

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Cary Town Council

Cary Town Council: Weston Hotels, Carbon Reduction Plan and More

Cary, NC – The latest Cary Town Council meeting saw a vote on the long-debated Weston Parkway hotel rezoning, as well as a vote on proposals to reduce carbon emissions in town, a rezoning proposal to change land for offices to apartments and more. Read more

Raleigh Durham International Airport

RDU Airport Wants New Gates, Expanded Security Checkpoints Amid Budget Shortfall

Cary, NC – Passenger traffic at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is now at levels it was supposed to hit in 2031. At a recent meeting, officials with the airport laid out plans for growth and expansion to deal with increased traffic, all with the backdrop of a nearly two billion dollar budget shortfall. Read more

Cary Election Results: Change to Town Council and Bonds Pass

Cary, NC – The 2019 Cary municipal election resulted in a change to the Cary Town Council, plus both bonds passed with overwhelming support. Read more

Cary Town Hall

Harold’s Blog: Cary Schools, Legislative Update and More

Cary, NC – This week was busy like previous weeks.

Monday – SAS Championships

Monday I provided welcoming remarks for the SAS Championships media day. In my remarks I talked about the tournament’s economic impact on the community and the opportunities it provided to our citizens to see the legends of golf.

Later Monday I joined the manager, chamber president, and a council member in the SAS Championships media day golf outing.

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Cary Restaurant

Business Bits: New Hotel, Restaurants Coming to Cary

Cary, NC – There was not a lot of business news in September but the few that we got were significant, including a hotel under construction off of Walnut Street, a new restaurant in Downtown Cary and more. Read more

Cary Mayor

Harold’s Blog: Cary Town Council, Environmental Sustainability and More

Cary, NC – This was another busy week for me as is typical for this time of year.

Monday – Preparing for the Week

Monday I attempted to contact all council members to hear of questions or concerns about Thursday’s agenda. Questions and concerns were centered around the hotel proposed in the Weston Office park.

Later in the day I met with staff to go over the agenda items. Most of the discussion was about what to put in the staff reports. That meeting lasted about fifteen minutes.

Next I joined Mayor Pro-Tem Bush in a one-on-one meeting with the Deputy Town Manager for a few updates.

Monday night I participated in a candidate’s forum held at Glenaire. It was put on by the League of Women Voters and moderated by Katherine Brown of WRAL. My opponent was a no show and Mr. Frantz and Mrs. Bush were unopposed, so we were seated together. The three District D candidates were on the other side. Questions alternated to each set of candidates. To watch this forum go to https://www.wral.com/cary-council-candidates-discuss-issues/18653655/. It lasted around two hours.

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Cary Town Council

Cary Town Council: Green Level West Office, Stormwater Changes and More

Cary, NC – The latest Cary Town Council meeting saw extensive discussion and public comment on a variety of topics, including for one proposed hotel rezoning that was taken off the agenda, and all culminating with a vote on an office rezoning that passed by a 4-3 margin. Read more

Cary Election

Candidates Talk Redevelopment, Taxes at Cary Election Forum

Cary, NC – With Cary’s election day only a few weeks away, candidates in all four Cary Town Council elections gathered for a forum to talk about redevelopment, the tax rate and more. Read more