Cary Spotlight | Issue #228

Missing Teen Located, Cary Pride Festivities, Boost Event Visibility, Memorable TST 2024

In this Cary Spotlight Issue…

💭Spotlight Hook Trivia

☀️ Cary NC Weather

📅 Lots Of Events This Week

📰 Police Locate Missing Fayetteville Teen Following Ashanti Alert

📰 Pride 2024 in Cary: A Citywide Celebration of Diversity and History

📰 How a Typo Can Get Your Local Event More Attention

📰 Notable Moment from TST 2024

😀 Quote of the Day

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80th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, the world witnessed one of the most significant military operations in history as Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, marking a pivotal turn in World War II.

Police Locate Missing Fayetteville Teen Following Ashanti Alert

In Fayetteville, an intense search came to a successful conclusion when police located Tierstan Cochran, an 18-year-old who was reported missing earlier this week. Cochran had vanished from Birchwood Way under alarming circumstances, prompting authorities to issue an Ashanti Alert—an emergency response system designed to help find adults between the ages of 18 and 64 who may be in danger due to physical endangerment, abduction, or other life-threatening situations.

According to the Center for Missing Persons, evidence suggested that Cochran faced imminent danger. A preliminary investigation revealed that she was forcibly taken by individuals she knew, who then fled the area with her in a vehicle. The Fayetteville police have announced that their investigation remains ongoing and that charges against the suspects are expected soon.

Editor’s Note: The Ashanti Alert acts as a nationwide system in the United States designed to assist in locating missing adults aged 18-64 who are believed to be in serious danger due to abduction, kidnapping, or other life-threatening situations.

Named after Ashanti Billie, a 19-year-old who was tragically murdered in 2017, this alert fills the gap between Amber Alerts for children and Silver Alerts for seniors, aiming to expedite the search process and engage the public in locating endangered adults promptly.

Credit: Town of Cary, NC

Pride 2024 in Cary: A Citywide Celebration of Diversity and History

This June, the streets and landmarks of Cary are awash in vibrant colors as the town celebrates Pride Month 2024. Illuminated in rainbow hues, the Cary Arts Center, Downtown Cary Park, and the marquee of the Cary Theater shine as symbols of inclusivity and celebration. This annual observance marks the Stonewall Uprising of June 1969, a pivotal moment in New York that ignited a global movement for LGBTQ+ rights.

The Town of Cary is dedicated to fostering an environment of respect and diversity, honoring the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community both locally and worldwide. With June 28 recognized as Pride Day—commemorating the anniversary of Stonewall—Cary's calendar is brimming with activities.

The lineup includes film screenings at The Cary Theater, art exhibits, downtown light shows, a family-friendly Pride Ride at Trek Bicycle Cary, and several new events, ensuring there are myriad ways for residents and visitors to engage with and celebrate Pride Month. 

To learn more about the variety of ways you can show your #Pride with Cary, visit

How a Typo Can Get Your Local Event More Attention

This post caught my eye. I was Thunderstruck by the range and huge music playbook of this Classic Rock cover band. See if you can spot the typo and then enjoy the music puns that made this social media post worth sharing.

Was this typo intentional? Was it left there by design to attract attention and engagement?

We’ll never know but at least you can go and support this local business and let us know if the band played the hits from the 1070’s, 1670’s, 1770’s, 1870’s or 1970’s?

This takes the term “Classic Rock” band to a whole another level. Rock on! 🤘

Credit: Chatham Hill Winery, Wine Bar & Event Venue's Post

Credit Chatham Hill Winery, Wine Bar & Event Venue's Post

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Notable Moment from TST 2024

During the thrilling first session of the The Soccer Tournament, the audience was treated to a spectacular showcase of soccer prowess. Highlighting the day was a breathtaking goal by Caio Meneghello, a defender for Los Banheiristas, who launched the ball from his own territory and scored.

This feat not only captivated those in attendance but also set the tone for what promises to be a fiercely competitive tournament. Meneghello's goal is currently being hailed as the possible best goal of the tournament, indicating the level of competition and skill on display. Get tickets here

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Upcoming Local Events

Looking ahead to events happening in Cary, NC for the rest of the week.
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The Answer to the Cary Spotlight Hook Trivia Question 👇👇👇

The world's largest desert is the Antarctic Desert, located in Antarctica. It is classified as a cold desert and covers an area of about 14 million square kilometers (5,405,428 square miles), making it the most extensive desert on Earth. Despite its icy landscape, the Antarctic Desert receives very little precipitation, which classifies it as a desert. You can learn more about this fascinating location by visiting the comprehensive overview provided here.