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Hector Cotto

Héctor Cotto González (born August 8, 1984 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican athlete specializing in the 110 meters hurdles.[1] He was a graduate of Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina in 2002, where he had been a football player and member of the track & field team. He went on to graduate from East Carolina Universitybefore beginning his Olympic career.[2] As of […]

History of Carrboro NC

Carrboro is a town in Orange County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 19,582 at the 2010 census.[5] The town, which is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill combined statistical area, was named after North Carolina industrialist Julian Shakespeare Carr (who never lived in Carrboro). Located directly west of Chapel Hill, home of the University of North Carolina‘s flagship campus, Carrboro has a reputation as one […]

Whammy Douglas

Charles William “Whammy” Douglas (February 17, 1935 – November 16, 2014)[1] was an American professional baseball player. He was born in Carrboro NC.  The right-handed pitcher stood 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg) during his active career. According to multiple sources, Douglas was able to forge a professional baseball career despite being blind in one eye.[2] […]

Carrboro Farmer’s Market

One of Carrboro’s attractions is the Carrboro Farmer’s Market,[30] which features local organic produce, locally produced cheeses, baked goods, and handmade crafts. Created in 1977, the Market was one of the first in the area to link farmers directly with their customers. The Market requires that everything sold must be produced within a 50-mile (80 km) radius […]

History of Cary NC

In 1750, Cary began as a settlement called Bradford’s Ordinary. About 100 years later, the North Carolina Railroad between New Bern and Hillsborough was constructed through the town, linking Bradford’s Ordinary to a major transportation route. Allison Francis “Frank” Page is credited with founding the town. Page was a Wake County farmer and lumberman. He and his wife, Catherine “Kate” Raboteau […]

SAS Institute

SAS Institute (or SAS, pronounced “sass”) is an American multinational developer of analytics software based in Cary, North Carolina. SAS develops and markets a suite of analytics software (also called SAS), which helps access, manage, analyze and report on data to aid in decision-making. The company is the world’s largest privately held software business[2] and its software is used by most of the […]

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

The Koka Booth Amphitheatre[1] is a performing arts amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina, USA. It is located in Regency Park, which is owned and operated by the Town of Cary. The venue is managed by SMG, formally known as Spectacor Management Group. The venue was known as The Amphitheatre at Regency Park before the town’s decision to name it after the former Cary mayor […]

History of Chapel Hill NC

Chapel Hill is a town in Orange, Chatham, and Durham counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population was 57,233 in the 2010 census, making Chapel Hill the 15th-largest city in the state. Chapel Hill, Durham, and the state capital, Raleigh, make up the corners of the Research Triangle (officially the Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill combined statistical area), with a total population of 1,998,808.[2] The town was founded in 1793 and […]

James Taylor

James Vernon Taylor was born at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 12, 1948, where his father, Isaac M. Taylor, worked as a resident physician.[5][6] His father came from a wealthy Scottish family from the South;[5] however, part of his ancestral roots are deep in Massachusetts Bay Colony and include Edmund Rice, one of the founders of Sudbury, Massachusetts.[7] His mother, the former Gertrude Woodard (1921–2015), studied singing with Marie Sundelius at […]