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Harold’s Blog: Diwali, Hurricane Michael and More

Cary, NC – This week Cary was impacted by Hurricane Michael while hosting two of our biggest events of the year, the SAS Championships and Diwali.  Read more

Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael Causes Power Outages Across Cary

Cary, NC – Hurricane Florence left Cary mostly intact but Hurricane Michael had a more direct impact, downing trees all over the Triangle and leaving many in the area without power. Read more

Harold’s Blog: LDO Amendments, SAS Championships and More

Cary, NC – This week was a little slower than is typical for this time of year.

Monday – SAS Championships

I started Monday by giving remarks at the SAS Championships Media day breakfast. The SAS Championship has had a significant economic impact on our community since 2001 with over $140 million in economic benefit. In addition, this event puts Cary and the Triangle on a global stage through live coverage on the Golf Channel. Coverage of the SAS Championships will be in more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages across the world. We are excited about this tournament and looking forward to it and all the activities that go along with it. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Town Council Meeting, Volunteer Efforts and More

Cary, NC – This week was a more normal week for me.

Monday – Cary Rebranding

Monday I attempted to contact all council members since there was a regularly scheduled council meeting on Thursday. I was able to contact all council members but one. Items talked about in my one-on-one discussions included the proposal for hotels on North Harrison and the Bainbridge proposal at Maynard and Chapel Hill Road. Read more

Cary Town Council: Roberts Road Townhomes, Triangle Aquatic Center and More

Cary, NC – Even after several items on the agenda were tabled before the meeting started on September 27, 2018  the Cary Town Council still had a busy agenda. There was a lot of discussion during the Public Hearing on rezoning land for townhomes, a vote on part of the Village at the Park district and more. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Dragon Boat Festival, Hurricane Florence Response and More

Cary, NC – This week was also impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Monday my scheduled agenda review for the CAMPO (Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization) executive board was cancelled. In addition, the monthly meeting of the Wake County Mayors Association was cancelled even though there was very little damage in Wake County. My weekly meeting with the town manager was very brief and was held via phone. We talked about the storm damage (or lack thereof) and the pro tennis tournament held the previous week.

Tuesday the annual event for the advisory boards, commissions, and committees was cancelled. In addition, my Bollywood dance practice was cancelled. Read more

Gas Prices

Hurricane Florence Left Minimal Impact on Cary Gas Prices

Cary, NC – Right before Hurricane Florence hit, Cary residents saw long lines of cars waiting to stock up on gasoline. But now that the hurricane has passed, fuel supplies and prices look stable despite the historic rainfall. Read more

Aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Cary

Cary, NC – Cary and central North Carolina avoided the worst of Hurricane Florence. While more rain is forecast for the start of this week, the storm has passed and residents can now take stock of the town and their homes after this historic hurricane. Read more

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Harold’s Blog: Hurricane Florence and Response

Cary, NC – This week was all about Hurricane Florence.

Monday – Meeting Cancelled

Monday started with calls to council members to hear of questions or concerns about the scheduled council meeting on Thursday. When I talked with staff later in the day we agreed that the Hurricane would be having an impact on Cary Thursday evening so we decided it was best to cancel the meeting. Read more

Hurricane Florence

Preparing for Hurricane Florence in Cary

Cary, NC – As Hurricane Florence heads toward the Southeast and North Carolina in particular, we’ve got the latest information on what this hurricane will do to the Cary area and the best tips for preparation. Read more