Made From Scratch Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Lindsey Chester. Photo by MegaBeth.

Cary, NC – If you’re like me, the only macaroni and cheese you’ve ever made came from a box and involved an orange powder. But I was inspired this week to make it from scratch – I was surprised just how easy (and cheap!) this dish was to make. Read more

Events: Labor Day Weekend

The CaryCitizen Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. 

Cary, NC – As summer slowly unwinds, it’s time to think about Labor Day. Whether it’s an outdoor movie, an outdoor concert or an outdoor sporting match, the Cary Calendar has lots to do over the long holiday weekend. Read more

Harold’s Blog: Earth Shaking and Trees Blowing

From the blog of Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, covering the week through August 28, 2011. Harold’s Blog is edited for CaryCitizen by Matthew Young. Photo of Hurricane Irene damage at ECU by Jenn.

This week was a busy one with a long council work session, a council meeting, and an unwelcome visit from Hurricane Irene. Read more

WWOCS: Panther Creek v Sanderson

Cary, NC – This week, photographer Clint Slusser joins the Wide World of Cary Sports team with coverage of Panther Creek (1-1-0) triumphing over Sanderson on Friday night, 50-0. Read more

Cary Authors: Experiences of a Navy Corpsman

Story by Matt Young. Photos from Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman.

Cary, NC – Cary resident C. Gilbert Lowery joined the Navy in 1954 when he was 19. Like many people who served their country in our wars, Gil Lowery was reluctant to talk about it for many years. Today, he is just another guy in Cary, a tax accountant. He has just written his first book entitled The Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman. Read more

After the Storm: Beware of Scams

Story by Leslie Huffman, photo of Bogue Inet Pier on Emerald Isle by Zach Frailey.

Cary, NC – Mercifully, we were spared  in Cary from much of damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Was the storm over-hyped by the media? You wouldn’t think so if you lived in Dare County or New Bern. Has Irene veered 50 miles west, things could have have been much worse. As it was, tens of thousands of people lost power in Wake County.

Early warning, government preparedness and little luck spared us this time around. Now it’s time to weather the after-storm.  Read more

Hurricane Irene: Notes for Neighbors

 

Story from staff reports. Image via NASA/JPL.

 

Cary, NC – I’ve brought in the plants, stocked up on food and filled the bathtubs with water in preparation for Hurricane Irene. Now here are some things you can do to be a good neighbor before, during and after the storm. Read more

Lazy Daze Festival Cancelled: Irene’s First Casualty

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – With Hurricane Irene making an uncertain path toward the North Carolina coast this weekend, The Town of Cary today officially announced they would cancel the 2011 Lazy Daze Festival. Read more

Education: Wake County College Fair September 18

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Suzie Tremmel.

Cary, NC – Traditional school began today (sigh of relief). Time to start thinking about college!

Mark your calendars: the Wake County College Fair will be held 2:00-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 18 at the McKimmon Center, NC State University. Read more

My Kinda Tasty

Hundreds of Craft Brews

Story by Matt Young.

Cary, NC – Sean Pratt of Cary, graduated from Cary High School in 2002 and then went to NCSU, graduating in 2007. While studying in Sweden he fell in love with craft and specialty beers.  He partnered up with  Johnny Belflower (Rocky Mount Senior High School and Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida).  Read more