As volunteer coordinator for the Museums of Fuquay-Varina, Shirley Simmons has led an impressive expansion of the museum’s holdings over the past six years, including the addition and restoration of several historic buildings and a growing collection of artifacts.
Planning commissioners and prospective neighbors gave thumbs up last week to two “infill” projects representing private investment on a pair of long-time vacant lots, one at the Old Five Points intersection near downtown and the other on Duke Street north of Interstate 85.
Despite the cloudy skies, more than 3,000 people – some with children and some with dogs – stood in a line that wrapped around the parking lot early Thursday morning to get a glimpse at the inside of North Carolina’s first Cabela’s outdoors megastore.
Four Fort Lauderdale, Fla., men were brought to Wake County on Wednesday night to face charges that they broke into four homes in Cary and Apex and stole more than $200,000 worth of jewelry and electronics last month.
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