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Morrisville Town Council Discusses the Future of the Pugh House

Morrisville, NC – The Pugh House is arguably the premier historic property in all of Morrisville, and after an exterior renovation last year, the decision now falls to Town Council of what to do with this nearly 150-year-old house. Read more

Cary Bonds

Cary’s Heritage: The Homefront During WW2

Cary, NC – During World War II, the folks back in Cary kept the home-fires burning. Read more

Kay Kyser

Cary Man Earns Award for Work Honoring NC Music Legend

Cary, NC – During the 1930s and 1940s, one of the biggest stars of music and movies in the country was Kay Kyser, born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. But as his memory has faded, a Cary man has been working to preserve his legacy and earned an award for his work in the process. Read more

Cary’s Heritage: Teachers of the Deaf

Cary, NC – Vivian Dalmas, Lewanna Stout, Rosemarie Verhoeven and Linda Weaver told us how, in 1967, they introduced the first program to teach deaf children 18 months and older into a public school. It was one of the very first in the U.S. Over time, the program extended into some middle and high schools throughout North Carolina. Read more

Guess Ogle House

Sheila Ogle Publishes Book on Memories at Historic Downtown House

Cary, NC – The Guess-White-Ogle House has been in Downtown Cary for nearly 200 years and Sheila Ogle, the house’s current owner and the woman responsible for much of its restoration and current status, has written a book sharing not only the house’s long history but also the memories of people who have stayed and visited. Read more

Cary History

Cary’s Heritage: The Cary Colored School

Cary, NC – In 1893, the two-room segregated Cary Colored School opened off of Shirley Drive behind what is today Cary Elementary School. In 1900, Dr. Rev. Meadows became the principal and one teacher, and Ada Ruffin was the second teacher for grades 1-6. When students graduated from the 6th grade, they were bused to Berry O’Kelly segregated High School in Method, a suburb of Raleigh.

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Cary History

Work Starting This Year to Repair Three Cary Historic Sites

Cary, NC – Throughout 2018, the Town of Cary surveyed residents about uses for three historic sites before unveiling their uses earlier this year. Now, repairs and interpretations are starting soon to prepare these buildings for their new life in Cary.

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Cary History

Cary’s Heritage: Early History of Rogers Building

Cary, NC – Many folks remember the earlier history of the Rogers building at 149 East Chatham Street. Where EE Salons is now and before Rogers Restaurant was there, the building housed an earlier restaurant called the Rendezvous. And before that, it was a feed store and chicken hatchery. Here are some early memories.

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Cary

Cary’s Heritage: Rogers Restaurant

Cary, NC – Rogers Restaurant was once at the location on East Chatham Street where EE Salons is now. In his oral history interview with us in August of 2000, Billy Rogers told us some history about the restaurant. Read more

Cary Presenting First Juneteenth Celebration

Cary, NC – Juneteenth is a nationwide celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, and Cary holds its first Juneteenth celebration this year, mixing both education and cultural arts. Read more