Cary WWII Vet Receives French Legion of Honor

Jim Sansome was awarded the French Legion Medal of Honor

Jim Sansome was awarded the French Legion Medal of Honor

Cary, NC- James Sansome was awarded the French Legion Medal of Honor in February 2014 with 14 other area veterans in a ceremony attended by Governor McCrory in Raleigh. On Tuesday May 13, Cary’s American Legion Post 67 (of which he is a member) celebrated with a  meeting in his honor. Read more


Veterans Freedom Park Rises in Cary


Cary, NC — A 90′ white granite spire is almost complete on Harrison Avenue as Veterans Freedom Park nears completion in Cary. Read more


Cary Legionnaire Honored by French Government


Cary, NC – On February 20th, 2014, The French government will honor 14 WWII veterans from Eastern North Carolina by inducting them into the National Order of the Legion of Honor. Read more


Scoops for Troops this Saturday

scoops-for-troopsNorth Carolina is recognized as the nation’s most military friendly state. This Saturday, The Town of Cary and The North Carolina USO aim to uphold that proud tradition with “Scoops for Troops” on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Read more

Hagan: Service Academy Nominations in Wake County


Part 2 of the Service Academy Nominations series.

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (NC) announced her 2013 nominees to the U.S. Service Academies. Here are her nominations from Wake County. Read more

Price Nominates Area Students for Military Academies


Cary, NC – Yesterday, Representative David Price (NC-04) formally announced his nominees for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the Merchant Marine Academy. Congratulations to all those students in the Triangle who have received this singular honor.

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Veterans Groups in Cary

 Story by Brian Schmid. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – There are many Veterans Groups throughout the nation, and it can be very difficult to keep them straight. Acronyms like MOAA and VFW tend to make civilian’s heads spin, and who can blame them? It seems like they are all nearly carbon copies of each other. In reality though, each group has different entry requirements and slightly different purposes. Read more

Warrior Ride in Downtown Cary This Friday

Story by Lindsey Chester.

Cary, NC – The Warrior Ride wheels into Downtown Cary on bicycles this Friday, July 27. Be sure to give them a hero’s welcome. Read more

A Cary Marine Returns Home from Afghanistan

Story by Lindsey Chester. Photos by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – War is not just something that happens on television. Its reach extends right here to Cary, North Carolina. This story is about the homecoming from Afghanistan of 1st Marine Lieutenant Adam Meyer, the son of CaryCitizen contributing photographer Brooke Meyer.

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Shoebox Gifts for Military Spouses

Story by Lindsey Chester, photo courtesy of Shoeboxes for Military Spouses.

Cary, NC – Shoeboxes for Military Spouses, is an organization that focuses on the loved ones left at home when members of the military are deployed overseas. This year they are collecting shoeboxes filled with small gifts from Nov 25- Dec 17 at many area locations int he Triangle. Read more