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Harold’s Blog: Indoor Sports Complex, Wake County Mayors Meeting and More

Cary, NC — This was a holiday week but was busy none-the-less.

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Harold’s Blog: Panel Discussions, Commuter Rail, Road Improvements and More

Cary, NC – This week’s activities were shortened due to illness earlier in the week. My first activity was on Wednesday.

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Ashley’s Journal: What a Year… and it’s Just Been Two Weeks

Cary, NC — Welcome to our new series where I get to toss my journalistic rules and rituals to the wayside and just speak directly to you, the CaryCitizen readers. There are a couple of things that I hope to accomplish through this series for both myself and for you.

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Harold’s Blog: First Council Meeting of 2020, Lantern Festival and More

Cary, NC — This was my first busy week of the year. Read more

Five Strategies for Tax-Efficient Investing

Cary, NC – After factoring in federal income and capital gains taxes, the alternative minimum tax, and possible state and local taxes, your investments’ returns in any given year may be reduced by 40% or more. Here are five ways to potentially lower your tax bill.

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Harold’s Blog: Cary’s Economic Forecast, Town Manager’s Report and More

Cary, NC — This is my first post in two weeks due to the holiday break. Most of that time was spent gathering information for my State of Cary address which I will deliver for the first time in late January. Read more

Education

Bill Fletcher: Strategic Plan for the Future, Bus Driver Pay Raise and More

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for the start of 2020 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

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Downtown Cary

Harold’s Blog: Downtown Cary Photography, Mayors Meeting and More

Cary, NC – There were only a few activities this week as things wind down for the holidays.

Monday – Mayors Association

Monday I joined council members Smith, Yerha, and Liu as well as several Cary staff members at the Mayors Association holiday dinner in Wake Forest. All participants paid their way except the mayors whose dinner was included in their annual dues. There were about 150 people in attendance.

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Money Matters

Annuity Options: Choices Abound for Today’s Retiree

Editor’s Note: Briant Sikorski from Stratos Wealth Partners in Cary contributed this article.

Cary, NC – Annuities have grown in popularity thanks to the growing population of retirees and their interest in lifetime retirement income and living benefits options.  Yet when considering the purchase of a variable annuity, it is crucial that individuals understand the product’s features and their associated fees.
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Cary Mayor

Harold’s Blog: Cary Town Council, Cary Christmas Parade and More

Cary, NC – This week was eventful and busy.

Monday’s meetings were moved to Tuesday so that I could attend a big event for my wife.

Tuesday – Preparing for Council Change

Tuesday I contacted council members to hear of concerns or questions about Thursday’s agenda. There were some concerns about the Ivey-Ellington house in the Developer agreement for the Harrison Avenue and Chatham proposal. Later in the day I met with managers and directors to go over the agenda. We talked about the sequence of events for the oaths and the business meeting. I believed at the time the meeting would last until 9:30.

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