Cary will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival on Aug. 27 and 28 around Town Hall campus. It will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, and 12:30-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28.
Wake County Public Schools will open five new schools this year, with three in southwestern Wake County. Oakview and White Oak elementary schools are opening in Apex while Pleasant Grove Elementary is opening in Cary.
Middle Creek, No. 1 in The News & Observer area high school football rankings, overcame a wobbly first half to power past defending N.C. High School Athletic Association 3AA state champion Rocky Mount 37-25 on the road Friday night.
The town will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Herbert C. Young Community Center in downtown Cary with a rededication ceremony and ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28. The community center was named for a former Cary council member and longtime volunteer.
Green Hope, No. 1 in The News & Observer’s 17-county area rankings, stayed undefeated in thrilling fashion against No. 4 Cardinal Gibbons. In the first game of Group B action, No. 5 Broughton put away unranked Garner with an 8-0 victory.
Natalie Lew, a cyclist who lives in Raleigh, joined protesters Thursday, Aug. 25, in downtown Raleigh to object to proposed plans by the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority to develop nearby property as part of the authority's long-term planning. The groups want to preserve the property for trails and possible commercial uses.