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Citizen Science Program Needs Your Help Observing The Weather!

Editor’s Note: David Glenn, Science and Operations Officer with NC CoCoRaHS, contributed to this article.

Cary, NC – Do you ever wonder how much rainfall you received from a recent thunderstorm? How about snowfall during a winter storm? If so, an important volunteer weather observing program needs your help! The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS, is looking for new volunteers across North Carolina. The grassroots effort is part of a growing national network of home-based and amateur rain spotters with a goal of providing a high density precipitation network that will supplement existing observations. Read more

Advice on How Seniors Can Avoid Online Scams and Frauds

Cary, NC – The Internet has given rise to new methods for scammers to steal money and one of the demographics most at risk are seniors. If want to keep yourself or a loved one protected, here are some tips to keep in mind. Read more

Lori’s Blog: Which Waze?

Cary, NC – When was the last time you looked at a paper map to get somewhere? A long time ago, I know. I remember ordering the AAA TripTiks not so long ago – plotting the route we would take while on the road to a vacation. Ok, so now I feel old. Read more

Google Fiber Preparing for Cary Expansion

Cary, NC – As a connection to the Internet becomes an increasing necessity for daily life, Google is ramping up their fiber service in the Triangle. Their local managers talked to the Cary Chamber on Wednesday morning about what the plans are for Google Fiber in Cary. Read more

Lori’s Blog: Alexa For Government

Cary, NC – Ok, time to get back to my technology roots. Y’all know that I’ve got this insatiable curiosity for technology solutions. It’s in my Twitter profile, so it has to be true!

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Details on Latest Wake Tech Campus in Morrisville

Cary, NC – Wake Technical Community College already has nine campuses across the county and are now starting on number 10, located in technology-heavy Morrisville to hopefully train students for jobs of the future. Read more

Tech-Based Education Center Opening in Cary

Cary, NC – As jobs of the future will require more understanding of science and math, a new after-school and camp in Cary is looking at ways to use new technology to help students better learn STEM concepts. Read more

The Forge Initiative Recognized in Nationwide Magazine

Cary, NC – The Forge Initiative is well known in the area for helping make Cary a connected and tech-savvy community and now their work is being noticed around the country as they were featured in a nationwide magazine. Read more

Using Mobile Technology to Expand Mental Healthcare

Cary, NC – Mental health often gets overlooked in the larger medical field and many parts of North Carolina have difficulty accessing necessary resources and experts. But a new program is working to directly connect people with experts, no matter where they are. Read more

Cary’s CIO Awarded Year’s Top Prize

Cary, NC – As the Internet becomes a larger part of our lives and technology evolves as a rapid pace, towns such as Cary work hard to make sure they can use current advances to best serve the public and improve efficiency. And for her work in keeping Cary  on the curve, Nicole Raimundo was given one of the state’s top awards. Read more