Cary http://wunc.org en Cary Tells You Where You Can Put That Cracked Patio Chair http://wunc.org/post/cary-tells-you-where-you-can-put-cracked-patio-chair <p></p><p>Starting today, residents of Cary can recycle even more waste materials. &nbsp;In addition to soda bottles and milk jugs, Cary will accept bulky #2 HPDE plastic in its curbside recycling bins.</p><p></p><p>Solid Waste Division Manager Bob Holden said that includes old patio furniture, storage bins, and garbage cans.</p><p></p><p>“We listened to our citizens,” Holden said. “Our citizens wanted us to look for more ways to recycle more things. And working with our contractor, they found a domestic market that would accept these specific items to make paint cans out of them.”</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:04:03 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34216 at http://wunc.org Cary Tells You Where You Can Put That Cracked Patio Chair Syrian Doctor In Cary Pushes For Free Syria http://wunc.org/post/syrian-doctor-cary-pushes-free-syria <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">When Mazen Hamad talks with his brother over internet chat, he can see through the open window of his brother’s living room. On the screen, Mazen sees bombs raining down outside of his brother's apartment in his home country of Syria. Dr. Mazen Hamad narrowly escaped the Hama Massacre more than 30 years ago; today he supports the Syrian revolution from North Carolina. </span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:28:19 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 33776 at http://wunc.org Syrian Doctor In Cary Pushes For Free Syria Coming Attraction: 1940's Era 'The Cary' Theatre Opens Its Doors Again http://wunc.org/post/coming-attraction-1940s-era-cary-theatre-opens-its-doors-again <p>Triangle film and theater enthusiasts will have a new venue to check out starting this weekend. "The Cary" has been getting a facelift over the past year. It officially opens Saturday in downtown Cary. It'll show documentaries, 'indie' films and classic box office hits.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:37:33 +0000 Catherine Brand 30907 at http://wunc.org Coming Attraction: 1940's Era 'The Cary' Theatre Opens Its Doors Again Um, Why Is Cary Getting 8,000 New Streetlamps Again? http://wunc.org/post/um-why-cary-getting-8000-new-streetlamps-again <p>Those 8,000 new street lamps will save money, and are a green choice.</p><p>The Town of Cary has announced a partnership with Duke Energy Progress to switch out most of its high-pressure sodium streetlamps (the yellow kind) with LED lamps (the white kind).</p><p></p><p>LEDs are more easily directed in a specific direction and also more energy efficient. So not only can the town do a better job of putting the light on the road (as opposed to spilling off into the neighboring areas), they'll also save an estimated $200,000 a year.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:29:09 +0000 WUNC News 29472 at http://wunc.org Um, Why Is Cary Getting 8,000 New Streetlamps Again? A Master Baker's 'Passion For Bread http://wunc.org/post/master-bakers-passion-bread <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt"><font color="black" face="Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:Arial">Lionel Vatinet was a 16-year old in France when he decided he wanted to devote his life to baking bread.</span></font></span></font></span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:26:25 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 26412 at http://wunc.org A Master Baker's 'Passion For Bread Google Names Cary The Leading NC City For Online Business http://wunc.org/post/google-names-cary-leading-nc-city-online-business <p>Google has announced its first <a href="http://www.google.com/economicimpact/ecities/index.html">eCity awards</a>, recognizing one city in every state for the strength of its online business community. In North Carolina, Google gave that distinction to Cary for the high percentage of small businesses that leverage the Internet to connect with customers. Being an eCity won’t earn Cary cash prizes or awards, but it does earn the mayor a congratulatory phone call from Google and some hefty bragging rights.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:52:25 +0000 Laura Candler 21085 at http://wunc.org Google Names Cary The Leading NC City For Online Business MetLife Will Move 2,600 Jobs To North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/metlife-will-move-2600-jobs-north-carolina <p>The insurance giant MetLife will move 2600 jobs from six states to North Carolina as it seeks to consolidate its operations.</p><p></p><p>The company plans to make Charlotte its national headquarters for its retail business. Cary will become the company's global technology and operations hub.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:16:01 +0000 Jessica Jones 11670 at http://wunc.org MetLife Will Move 2,600 Jobs To North Carolina Cary Introduces Virtual Water Meter http://wunc.org/post/cary-introduces-virtual-water-meter <p>Customers of Cary's public water utility can now monitor how many gallons they use on an hourly basis.&nbsp; The town invested $172,553 in a system that updates water usage online.&nbsp; Cary Financial Director Karen Mills says the new system is meant to make customers more aware of how much water they're using or wasting.<br><br>"They can see what's going on with their usage, understanding, for example, their irrigation usage if they have an automated system; when it's running, how long it's running," Mills says.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:42:35 +0000 Will Michaels 11338 at http://wunc.org Cary Loses Indie Film Landmark http://wunc.org/post/cary-loses-indie-film-landmark <p>Lovers of independent and foreign film have lost a landmark. Cary's <a href="http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/" target="_blank">Galaxy Cinema</a> is closed as of today. A developer reportedly plans to replace the theater with a Harris Teeter supermarket. Meena Jeyakumar is president of <a href="http://humsub.net/" target="_blank">Hum Sub</a>, a local Indian-American cultural organization. She says the Galaxy became a cultural hub for her community.<br> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:30:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 4635 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Packs NC Polling Places http://wunc.org/post/early-voting-packs-nc-polling-places <p>Thousands of people packed polling places across the state yesterday as early voting began.<br><br>North Carolina Central University’s drum-line led a parade of voters in Durham to the student union where they could vote early.&nbsp; Leotrice Pegues is a senior at NCCU.&nbsp; She was excited about casting her vote early.&nbsp;&nbsp; Pegues didn’t get to vote in 2008 because she forgot to switch her registration.<br> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3018 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Packs NC Polling Places