Top 5 Stories of the Week – July 16, 2021

Cary, NC — Top-read stories of this week ranged from history and financial tips to Olympic Baseball games and live music in Cary.

Here’s the rundown.

1. Cary Residents Nationally Recognized for Service & Innovation

In a Saturday awards ceremony, several Cary residents made history as the first Asian-American group to receive U.S. Presidential Service Awards. See more about these talented winners.

2. Cary History: The Early Swimming Holes

In this month’s look back into the history of Cary, we hear from four native Cary residents who recall their childhood swimming holes. Take a gander.

3. Weekend Events: Olympic Baseball & Legendary Tributes

This weekend, the entertainment in Cary is of an Olympic standard. The USA Baseball Team will play a few games before heading to Tokyo. Plus, it’s Tribute to Legends weekend at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. See more details in this week’s Weekend Events story.

4. Park After Dark: July 14 in Downtown Cary

The first Park After Dark event of the summer had to be canceled due to some light rain, but that didn’t stop a sizeable crowd from gathering to enjoy some company, food from Las Gringas Mexican food truck and beverages from Pharmacy Bottle + Beverage in Downtown Cary. Check out the article for more on future event dates and musical guests.

5. Money Matters: What to Know Before Retiring Early

Thinking of retiring early? Here are a few things to consider before making the leap from local wealth advisor, Briant Sikorski.


Story from staff reports. Photos by Dennis Midkiff and April Umminger.

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