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Harold’s Blog: Graduations, Town Council Meeting and More

Cary, NC – This week was a busy week with graduations and a council meeting.

Monday – Cary High Graduation

Monday I joined Mayor Pro-Tem Bush, council member Frantz, and council member George for the graduation ceremony for Cary High School. There were 541 graduates getting their diplomas. It was a privilege to sit on stage and watch the faces of the graduates as they walked by.

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Later Monday I attempted to contact council members to hear of questions and concerns they might have had about Thursday’s agenda. Though Thursday’s agenda was long there were no questions. Later Monday I met with Management and Directors and went over the agenda items. We anticipated the meeting would last between two and two hours thirty minutes. Read more

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Cary Town Council: Kildaire Gas Station, Arthur Pierce Neighborhood and More

Cary, NC – The first Cary Town Council meeting of the Summer was a long one, with Public Hearings on the budget and several annexations, possible changes to the Planning and Zoning Board and a vote on the Kildaire Farm and Penny Road gas station. Read more

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Lidl Cancels Plan for Cary Store

Cary, NC – Cary’s grocery store landscape was going to change once again as German chain Lidl planned to open a store on NC-55. But now, the company is changing its plans and is canceling projects across the United States, including Cary. Read more

Melon Recall

Cut and Packaged Melons in Local Stores Recalled

Cary, NC – Summer typically time to eat watermelon, cantaloupe and other melons but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about melons tainted with salmonella, includes melons sent to North Carolina grocery stores.

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Harold’s Blog: Kildaire Gas Station, Smart Cities and More

Cary, NC – This week was busier than last week and included a budget work session and several events.

Monday – Gas Station Meeting

Monday I met with the town manager for about half an hour. Our topics included a business that has crime issues, the Cary Town Center site, the Fenton site, and interactions with other governing agencies.

Monday night I attended a meeting of staff, developers, and citizens on the gas station proposed at Kildaire Farm Road and Penny Road. I stayed in the back so that I could hear the conversation and watch the interaction between the citizens, the developers, and staff. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Transportation Priorities, Human Trafficking and More

Cary, NC – This week was a holiday week and the first week back from vacation.

Tuesday – Human Trafficking

Tuesday I joined the police chief in a meeting with Mayor Olive of Apex and the director and founder of Shield North Carolina (https://shieldnc.org/human-trafficking-1). Their purpose is to stop human trafficking. In the meeting they asked us partner with them on private events to promote awareness which of course we agreed to do. Moving forward the director and founder of Shield North Carolina will be working with the police chief and possibly other departments to create a strategy for awareness events. Read more

IKEA No Longer Coming to Cary

Cary, NC – After the Cary Town Council approved the rezoning for IKEA back in October, the multinational furniture company has now changed its plans for new stores and is no longer building in Cary. Read more

Recycling

Cary Paying More for Recycling Due to Global Demand

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary used to get a rebate for recyclables but a change in import policy from China means the town now pays more than twice as much as it used to recieve for recycling. Read more

Harold’s Blog: GoCary Bus System, Local Teachers and More

Cary, NC – This was my last week before vacation so it was a little slower than normal.

Monday – Honor A Teacher

Monday I joined council members Frantz and Smith at the Cary Chamber’s Honor a Teacher Awards Ceremony. This event is to recognize teachers that go above and beyond the call of duty. I had the privilege of giving a few remarks and thanking the teachers before the awards were presented.

There were over 160 nominees and 32 awards in all including one sponsored by the Town of Cary. The awards included a nice glass plaque and a $1000 check. Cary’s award was for civic education and was given to Carolynn Angilello of Turner Creek Elementary.  We congratulated our winner and had our picture made with her. The ceremony lasted about an hour and fifteen minutes. Read more

Construction Starts on New Downtown Cary Library

Cary, NC – Construction on the new downtown Cary library, to be known as the Cary Regional Library,  started this past Friday, May 11, 2018 as tree clearing and grading got underway. Read more