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Op-Ed: For The Sake of Small Businesses Like Mine, The Time for Tax Reform is Now

Haze Lancaster, a resident of Cary and Chairman of Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition’s North Carolina Committee, contributed to this op-ed.

Cary, NC – Starting a business from nothing requires persistence, hard work, and a lot of faith. But ask any entrepreneur and they will say it is definitely worth all the sweat and stress. Taking my business from an idea and building it into a reality has been one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life. I am proud of what my company has been able to accomplish in North Carolina, especially here in the Cary area.  Read more

Op-Ed: A Dangerous Setback for Security and Religious Pluralism in North Carolina

Imran Aukhil, an Apex resident from the Islamic Association of Raleigh, contributed to this op-ed.

Cary, NC – In the past month, security and religious pluralism in North Carolina experienced a disappointing and dangerous setback under the banner of law and order. Two separate cases and the distinct responses by law enforcement have brought to light a concerning disparity in our state. Read more

Reflections on Veterans Day

Guest post for CaryCitizen by Senator Wesley Meredith. He serves in the North Carolina Senate representing District 19, Bladen and Cumberland counties. Senator Smith is also a veteran of the 82nd Airborne, 307th Corps of Engineers. Photo of NC Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – Today, we honor the bravest men and women our county has ever known: our veterans.  Life in the military is not an easy one. Milestones big and small are missed. From the first words and the home run hit, to birthdays and graduations; these are moments that can never be recreated.  Read more

Harold’s Blog: Water Water Everywhere

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through September 18, 2011. In compliance with North Carolina election law, CaryCitizen has edited Harold’s Blog this week if necessary to omit any campaign-related references. You can read Harold’s Blog in its complete form at http://haroldweinbrecht.com. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – As I predicted last week, this week was a busy one for me. Read more

Humorist: Important Documents Enclosed

Cris Cohen is CaryCitizen’s resident Humorist. This is an excerpt from his new book, Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane.

The other day I got an offer from a credit card company. Credit card companies regularly offer people cards to use in the hopes that, when it comes to financial issues, you’ll have the brains of a salad bar. After all, if you are good with your money and make all of your credit card payments on time, they only make a small profit. However, if you are bad with your money and miss some payments, they can legally sell your family. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Returning Taxes, Virtually Lazy and More

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through September 5, 2011. In compliance with North Carolina election law, CaryCitizen has edited Harold’s Blog this week to omit any campaign-related references. You can read Harold’s Blog in its complete form at http://haroldweinbrecht.com

Cary, NC – This week was a light week as mayor due to the Labor Day holiday. Read more

Editorial: The Long Sad Decline of Journalism

Hal Goodtree is publisher of CaryCitizen.com

Cary, NC – Last Sunday, News of the World published its last issue. The 168-year old newspaper was shuttered after allegations surfaced of police bribery and hacking into the cell phones of crime and terror victimes.

If this is journalism, count me out. Read more