Latest Cary Towne Center Stories

2009-04-21 16:45:00

Employees of a North Carolina store said a pair of Canada geese have returned to the shop's decorative grasses for the third consecutive year to start a family. The Belk store workers at the Cary Towne Center said that for the third straight year, the mother goose has built her nest on the store's decorative grasses while the father patrols the area around the entrance of the store to keep the nest safe, the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer reported Tuesday. Store manager Mike Thompson said...

2008-07-14 03:00:12

By Eric Ferreri, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 14--CARY -- The Triangle Aquatic Center has an electronic timing system and scoreboard, Olympic-style starting blocks, bleachers, pro shop and concession stands -- everything a budding swimmer could possibly desire. So what's 11-year-old Petch Lamson's favorite feature? "The ceiling," Petch said Sunday morning before competing in the Greater Raleigh Swimming Championships. "I swim backstroke, so I can tell if I'm going...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'