Top 5 Stories of the Week: December 3, 2021

Cary, NC — It was a mixed bag of top-read stories this week from crime and construction to holiday events. To get you caught up, here’s a quick recap of the week’s biggest articles.

1. 2021 Holiday Events in Cary, NC

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa (or all of them!), we put together a long list of events to consider adding to your seasonal celebrations in Cary.

2. Cary Man Arrested in January 6 Investigation

Aiden Henry Bilyard, 19, of Cary, has been accused of “using chemical irritant against officers” and “smashing a window with a bat” during the U.S. Capitol breach on January 6, 2021. See the full released statement following his arrest from the U.S. Department of Justice.

3. 2021 NC Chinese Lantern Festival Now Open

The NC Chinese Lantern Festival, a local and regional tradition, has made its return to Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre for its 6th year after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Take a look through the photos of this year’s displays which remain open through January 9, 2022.

4. Photos: Downtown Cary Construction Picks Up

From Phase 2 of Cary Downtown Park to new business, office and residential projects, take a look at photos of Cary’s newest construction progress.

5. Fenton Nears Full Retail Leasing with 4 New Businesses

A still-popular story on CaryCitizen is the November 18 announcement from Fenton, the 69-acre mixed-use project on track for a first-phase opening in April 2022. The project is approaching the 90% leased benchmark with the addition of four newcomer tenants — Vestique, Southern Tide, Archer Paper Goods and Club Pilates. See the full announcement.

Story by Ashley Kairis. Photos by Kairis, Town of Cary and Hines.

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