Cary Schools

Cary’s Role in Desegregating North Carolina Schools

Cary, NC – The Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling came down in 1954 but it still took many more years for schools across North Carolina to integrate. As part of a presentation on the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, visitors got to learn about Cary’s crucial role in desegregating schools in the state and bringing students of all races together. Read more

Cary History

Town Plans for Historic Cary Sites

Cary, NC – Starting in 2018, the Town of Cary has been deciding what to do with three historic sites, both through professional evaluations and citizen surveys. Now, the town has announced its plans, with funding for repairs and restorations on these historic buildings already secured. Read more

Cary History

Cary’s Heritage: The Evans Family

Cary, NC – The Evans family has a long and rich history in Cary. Here are stories about many of their members. Read more

Black History Month

Local History: First African-American Female Pharmacy Chief

Cary, NC – With Black History Month starting this weekend, we’re sharing the story of one Cary resident who was a part of local history as the first African-American woman to be chief of Duke Outpatient Pharmacy and her experiences. Read more

The History and Future of the Williams House

Cary, NC – If you have been through Downtown Cary, you likely saw how the historic Williams House has moved down E Chatham Street. Learn about the house’s history, its connection to radio in the Triangle and what will become of the house in its new location. Read more

Dreamfest

Cary Dreamfest Connects Civil Rights Movement to Present Day

Cary, NC – For almost 30 years, the Town of Cary has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But as the event returns for 2019, it has grown from remembering King and the Civil Rights movement to reflecting on its impact on the present day and how these topics are still relevant. Read more

Cary History

Cary’s Heritage: Homemade Food

Cary, NC – Clyde Evans Jr. remembers how his family processed food in the old days.  Read more

Green Level Baptist Church

Cary’s Heritage: Green Level Baptist Church

Cary, NC – Margaret Travis is the daughter of Reverend G.T. Mills, who was one of the first pastors of Green Level Baptist Church. She gave us a history of that church. Read more

Pictures: Christmas Tree Lighting in Cary

Cary, NC – Despite a cold drizzle, Saturday saw twin celebrations on Town Hall Campus in Downtown Cary. The Page-Walker Arts & History Center had a holiday open house and the Town of Cary hosted the annual tree lighting festivities. Read more

Cary Police

Cary’s Heritage: Crime in Cary

Cary, NC – Crime in Cary back in the day was much different than what we have today. Folks remember some incidents. Read more