Scholarship “Builds Hope” at Cary’s Oak Village Academy

Cary, NC — A new scholarship in Cary provides a year’s tuition for preschool-aged kids to attend Oak Village Academy that otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity due to their family’s financial situation.

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Karen Carter: School Board Wraps Up 2020

Cary, NC — Karen Carter, the District 9 representative on the Wake County Board of Education, was sworn into her new role alongside the other 8 board members on December 1, 2020.

As a way to connect with the people of district 9, which covers much of Cary, Carter has started up a blog to provide updates about meetings, upcoming events and important issues. The following are her latest entries published on December 11 and 18, 2020 and January 1, 2021.

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Karen Carter: Wake County School Board Update

Cary, NC — Karen Carter, the newly-elected District 9 representative on the Wake County Board of Education, was sworn into her new role alongside the other 8 board members on December 1.

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Bill Fletcher: A Safe Return to Wake County Schools

Cary, NC — In a newsletter dated October 20, 2020, Wake County Board of Education member Bill Fletcher said, “On March 15, everything changed!  On October 26, things change again!”

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Board of Education Candidates Talk School Reopenings

Cary, NC — On October 14, The Cary Chamber hosted their second candidates forum, this time for those running to represent Cary on the Wake County Board of Education.

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Cary History: Desegregating Schools in 1965

Cary, NC — In 1965, two years after Cary High School began to desegregate, West Cary High School opened on Evans Road as Cary’s first all-black segregated high school.

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Remembering a Cary High Legend, Guy Mendenhall

Cary, NC — A giant in Cary High School’s history and in Cary’s, Guy Mendenhall, passed away on September 21, 2020.

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Drive-Thru School Supply Giveaway this Saturday

Cary, NC — While it will look a bit different this year, The Salvation Army of Wake County’s yearly back to school giveaway is back.

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Updates & Answers from Wake County Schools

Cary, NC — “We’re building an airplane while we’re flying it and going through turbulence at the same time.”

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Chamber Promotes Diversity, Education and Economics

Cary, NC — The Town of Cary is at a pivotal point in its history this year. Operations went virtual overnight in March 2020, revenue losses were felt in the millions and social outcries were echoed through the streets in a fight against racism.

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