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Get a Free Ride on GoCary and Help a Family in Need

As part of GoCary’s fifth annual food drive, passengers who bring at least one canned or non-perishable food item to any fixed-route GoCary bus can ride for free all day on November 15.  All items collected will be donated to Cary’s Dorcas Ministries Food Pantry to provide food assistance to those in need during this season of giving. Acceptable items include, but are not limited to, canned meat, tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, uncooked pasta, dry cereal and boxed rice. Please no glass items. 


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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 


Cary in the News  

Is Cary, NC the Next Smart City? How the Town Tackles Community Challenges with IoT

Cities everywhere are striving to become “Smart” as they push for data-driven government and solutions that improve quality of life for their citizens.  The breadth of challenge in front of our cities and communities is massive, ranging from traffic management to public health; from citizen safety to efficient utilities; environmental protection to economic growth.

NerdWallet Ranks Cary among Best Cities for Quality of Life

NerdWallet analyzed 177 U.S. cities with over 150,000 residents and the number of hours worked, commute times, percentage of income spent on housing, health insurance coverage, poverty levels and unemployment rates to get a picture of quality of life in each location.

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.