Cary Spotlight | Issue #229

Driver's High Bond, Raleigh Graduation Traffic, Cary Dog Training, Triangle Open House

In this Cary Spotlight Issue…

💭Spotlight Hook Trivia

☀️ Cary NC Weather

📅 Lots Of Events This Week

📰 High Bond Set for Driver in Deadly Memorial Day Collision

📰 Plan Ahead: Traffic and Parking Alerts for Downtown Raleigh Graduations

📰 Join Cary's Expert-Led Dog Training for a Well-Behaved Companion

📰 "Open House" – Your Window to the Triangle's Prime Real Estate

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High Bond Set for Driver in Deadly Memorial Day Collision

Jordan Porter, a 25-year-old man, faced a $3 million bond after being indicted on multiple charges, including three counts of second-degree murder following a devastating DWI crash in Garner that resulted in the death of a local family. The incident, which occurred on Memorial Day, also led to charges of reckless driving and driving while impaired for Porter.

Court documents reveal that Porter was driving significantly over the speed limit at 82 mph in a 45 mph zone when his Chevy Trailblazer ran a red light on U.S. 70. The vehicle collided with a Mazda CX5 Select and a Cadillac Escalade. Tyler and Susan Campbell, the occupants of the Mazda, died at the scene, and their 8-year-old son, Miles, later declared brain dead at WakeMed, became an organ donor.

Investigations uncovered that prior to the crash, Porter had consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana. His vehicle, which had not undergone a safety inspection since February 2020, was reportedly in need of critical repairs to the brakes and steering, contributing to the tragedy.

Despite the devastating impact on the Campbell family, Karl Knudsen, Porter’s attorney, argued that incarcerating Porter for life would not amend the losses incurred. Porter, who also sustained injuries in the crash, has a pending family life with two children and another on the way. Read full story

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Plan Ahead: Traffic and Parking Alerts for Downtown Raleigh Graduations

This weekend, downtown Raleigh will be teeming with activity and traffic due to high school graduation ceremonies at the Raleigh Convention Center. Wake County Public School System's events will feature graduates from Cary, Rolesville, and Enloe high schools, who kicked off the celebrations on Friday. The schedule promises a bustling few days with twelve ceremonies lined up from Friday through Monday.

As families and graduates converge on the convention center, they are advised to allow extra time for parking and walking to the venue. With thousands expected to attend, traffic congestion is inevitable, especially as attendees vie for parking not only with other ceremony-goers but also with concert attendees at the nearby Red Hat Amphitheater. Evening ceremonies will coincide with concerts scheduled for Saturday and Sunday nights, adding to the parking challenges.

Adding to the congestion, ongoing repairs from a sewer line rupture on South McDowell Street near Davie Street have reduced traffic to a single lane, with completion expected Saturday afternoon.

For those dropping off graduates, designated areas are available under the 'Shimmer Wall' on McDowell Street and along Cabarrus Street. Raleigh police officers will be stationed around the convention center to assist with traffic flow during these peak times. Read full story

Join Cary's Expert-Led Dog Training for a Well-Behaved Companion

The "Obedience and Manners Dog Training" event in Cary, set for June 9 at the DCP Arena, invites dog owners to train their pets with expert help from All Dogs Allowed.

The sessions, running from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., are designed to enhance both basic and complex behaviors, ensuring dogs remain well-mannered and socially adept. Registration opens two weeks before the event, which is suitable for ages 18 to 99.

Attendees are encouraged to keep dogs leashed and bring treats. For additional information, attendees can contact the event organizers at (919) 469-4000.

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"Open House" – Your Window to the Triangle's Prime Real Estate

 

Welcome to "Open House," where we showcase exceptional properties both in Cary and across the broader Triangle area. This section is designed for everyone—from potential homebuyers scouting their next residence, to real estate enthusiasts tracking market trends, and investors looking for lucrative opportunities without planning to move.

Whether you’re interested in buying, selling, or investing, we bring the best of the Triangle’s real estate market right to your inbox. Open the door to new possibilities with each edition of "Open House."

Charming Charleston-Style Home in Apex Opens Doors for Prospective Buyers

Located near downtown Apex, a meticulously maintained Charleston-style home is up for sale, boasting new interior paint and hardwood floors, alongside a convenient rear entry garage and a pocket park. The large bonus room is a highlight, offering extensive sight lines and an abundance of natural light. Interested parties can visit during an open house this afternoon.

The home, crafted by Cattano Construction, is available for $635,000, with Denise Neuheimer hosting and Kimberly Stevenson listing the property, both affiliated with Coldwell Banker Advantage.

  • Where: 318 Village Loop Drive, Apex Get Directions

  • When: Saturday & Sunday, June 1 and 2 from 2:00 to 4:00

  • Host: Denise Neuheimer REALTOR® Coldwell Banker Advantage

  • Listed by: Kimberly Stevenson REALTOR® Coldwell Banker Advantage

  • Listed for: $635,000

If you're a realtor with standout listings in Cary or any surrounding communities, this is a perfect chance to highlight your properties to a captivated audience of local subscribers. Contact us today ([email protected]) to feature your listings and take advantage of this unique platform.

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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 office building is The Pentagon, located in Arlington, Virginia, USA. This iconic structure serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, including all three military services – Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Pentagon is not only a symbol of America's military power but also a significant piece of architectural history, known for its unique five-sided shape.

For more detailed information about The Pentagon and its significance, you can visit this link to the Pentagon's official page.