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Cary tops Garner in American Legion Baseball series opener

Cary downed Garner in American Legon Baseball on Thursday night, taking the opening game of a three-game playoff series. Post 67 and Post 232 will be in action tonight at Garner High School for Game 2 of the series. If needed, Game 3 of the series will be Saturday night at Garner as well.

Garner to host first two games of Area I West Legion Baseball series with Cary

Garner Post 232 will host Games 1 and 2 of its American Legion Baseball Area I West Semifinal series against Cary Post 67 on Thursday and Friday. The games will be played at Trojan Park on the campus of Garner High School. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

The best-of-three series will conclude (if necessary) on Saturday at a site to be determined.

I-40 widening job finished on time, NCDOT says

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On time and on budget, NCDOT says it has finished a key $49 million project that opened up the Triangle's worst bottleneck by adding two lanes to a busy stretch of Interstate 40 in Cary and West Raleigh.

That's good news for commuters.  The six-lane freeway has room for more traffic in both rush-hour directions -- westbound is the heaviest in the morning, and eastbound in the evening.

DOT has learned there's a wrong way to widen I-40, and a right way. This one looks like the right way.

The new layout also should reduce confusion and accidents at the hectic split between eastbound I-40 and Wade Avenue. ... [MORE]

New date for Cary Reuse Rodeo announced

If you missed the Raleigh Reuse Rodeo back in May, you will get another chance this fall for the one-stop donation drive in Cary.

Daily deal: $10 at Moe's for $5

If you're a fan of Moe's Southwest Grill, here's a great deal for you: $10 in food for $5.

That's today's offer from Plum District, one of the many daily deal sites offering deals customized for the Triangle.

Track and field meets highlight area's young talent


Triangle track and field fans might just see some young stars of the future over the next 10 days.
Local-level Hershey's Track and Field Games meets are nearly completed throughout the region, and the top finishers advance to district competition in hopes of reaching the state meet and even the national championships.

Cary Whole Foods Market giving away compost

In honor of Earth Day, the Whole Foods Market in Cary will be giving away free compost to customers on Friday, April 22 starting at 9 a.m.

Customers will need to bring their own containers for the compost.

Whole Foods is located at 102 B New Waverly Place.

Senate endorses bill to kill Raleigh, Cary, Knightdale red-light cameras

In a 36-14 vote, the Senate gave preliminary approval today to a bill that would kill red-light cameras in the last remaining North Carolina cities that use them: Wilmington, Knightdale, Cary and Raleigh. [4/8/11 update: see today's story with reader comments.]

The bill sponsor, Republican Sen. Don East of Pilot Mountain, is a former Winston-Salem police officer who argues that drivers should be able to cross-examine the officer to gives them a traffic ticket.

“You ought to be able to say, ‘Officer, are you right sure that light was red?’” East said during floor debate. His Senate Bill 187 will move to the House if it passes a final Senate vote next week.

Sen. Josh Stein, a Raleigh Democrat, argued that local officials should be allowed to decide whether to use the cameras. He cited crash statistics that credit red-light cameras with reducing right-angle collisions, caused when a driver runs a red light, at two busy corners in downtown Raleigh. ... [MORE]

Horses, teens and $20,000

The CORRAL Riding Academy raised more than $20,000 at its inaugural Gala Fundraiser held Feb. 19 at the Angus Barn Pavilion in Raleigh, the nonprofit organization announced this past week.

The money, which included more than $3,000 raised in the night’s silent auction, will be used in the treatment of at-risk and adjudicated teenage girls who are paired with rescued horses in the nonprofit organization’s riding and mentoring program.

Triangle teams sweep N.C. Swimming Senior Championships

The Marlins of Raleigh-Wolfpack Aquatics, the YMCA of the Triangle Area and the New Wave Swim Team swept the top three spots in the N.C. Swimming Senior Championships held Thursday through Sunday at the Triangle Aquatics Center in Cary.

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