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Nine Nominated for Cary's Hometown Spirit Award


Nine Caryites have been selected as nominees for the Town of Cary’s Hometown Spirit Award, the most ever since the award’s inception in 2009. The 2017 Hometown Spirit Award nominees are:

  • Ralph & Daphne Ashworth: Founders of the iconic Ashworth’s Drugs
  • Caitlin Burke: Environmental Advisory Board member
  • Lindsey Chester: Co-founder of
  • Al Cohen: Founder of International Diversity Summit
  • Nathaniel Greene: Founding member of Northwest Cary Community Connection
  • Guy Mendenhall: Former Athletic Director at Cary High School
  • Tru Pettigrew: Charter member of Building Bridges group
  • Becca Smith: Organizers and volunteer for numerous community events
  • Mia South: Founding member of Northwest Cary Community Connection

Read the news release.

Learn more about the Hometown Spirit Award Nominees

Get details on the Hometown Spirit Award 

View the Past Hometown Spirit Award Winners 

Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead Adds More Parking, Amenities along Cary's Greenways 

The Town of Cary continues to enhance its expansive greenway system with the Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead, featuring 82 parking spaces, restrooms, a small shelter with tables and a grill, Cary’s first bike fix-it station and a drinking fountain with a bottle filler and pet dish. On Thursday, October 19 from 4-7 p.m. the Town of Cary Greenway Committee, representatives from East Coast Greenway, and Wake County Parks, Recreation & Open Space will be answering questions about the new trailhead and the surrounding parks and greenways that crisscross the community.

Read the news release.

Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead.

Directions to trailhead.

 Regional Trails Map

 Local Trails Map



Cary in the News 

3 Tips to Help Small Cities Make Connected Tech Possible -

IT leaders and elected officials from three towns embracing connected tech offer advice for those looking to follow in their smart city footsteps.

Cary Joins Municipal Initiative to Streamline Data, Share with Other Towns -

Leaders in Cary's government have talked about being a Smart City in the past. A new initiative Cary is joining will follow those principles as Cary aims to better use its data to accomplish tasks and address concerns.

13 Real-World Digital Transformation Success Stories -

CIOs at Sprint, Cary, Xylem and other leading organizations are spearheading digital initiatives to drive business growth. These digital transformation examples detail IT leaders' strategies, implementations and challenges.