Cary, NC — This column honors the life and work of Austin Rich Jr. (February 21, 1930 – August 15, 2011). He served Cary as a barber for 56 years and was the owner of Rich’s Roffler Style Shop. He founded the American Legion Baseball Program in Cary and served as the Athletic Director for 25 years.
Cary, NC — Jerry Miller and Tom Byrd collaborated to write, illustrate and publish two editions of the definitive history book, Around and About Cary.
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.
Cary, NC — Clyde “Sonny” Keisler Jr. shares the story of his parents and the Kildaire Farm.
In memory of Julian Raymond “Ray” Sparrow (April 29, 1933 – July 25, 2020)
Cary, NC — One of Cary’s long-time civic leaders and a founding builder-architect of the Triangle, Ray Sparrow, has died at 87 years old.
Cary, NC — Jeannette Evans was one of the very first volunteers at Christian Community in Action’s Dorcas Thrift Shop when it opened in 1972.
Cary, NC — There is a little-known African-American cemetery on W. Cornwall Road, belonging to the Cary First Christian Church, next to Glenaire Senior Facility. Sallie Jones took on restoring and preserving it as a personal project, saving it from becoming lost.
Cary, NC — The teachers in Cary, both now and in years past, are. given a special opportunity to influence and inspire young minds. Today, as the 2019-2020 school year has come to a close, we’re sharing the story of a beloved Cary teacher and principal, Ruth Cathey Fox, who got her start as an educator in 1933.
Cary, NC — While we are all quarantined, it is good to remember what folks had to do to get food and cook it in the old days. Hard work, even if it did not cost anything.
Cary, NC — The holiday which usually gives reason for Americans to enjoy tacos and margaritas is commonly misinterpreted as a Mexican Independence Day. Instead, it is the celebration of the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory in the May 5, 1862 Battle of Puebla against the French.