India West Coverage of the Morrisville Election

From India West, “Indian Americans Steve Rao and Satish Garimella were officially sworn in to the Morrisville, N.C., City Council Dec. 8, with the former also being elected as mayor pro tempore. Rao, who is perhaps the first Indian American elected to office in North Carolina’s Triangle region, had been considering a move to […]

Good luck to Morrisville council member Vicki Scroggins-Johnson

From the News and Observer By Paul A. Specht RALEIGH “Candidates from opposite ends of the county appear poised to square off for one of the new “super” district seats on the Wake Board of Commissioners. Democratic Morrisville councilwoman Vicki Scroggins-Johnson on Thursday filed to run for the Wake board in District B, […]

Morrisville swears in Town Council members; Rao elected mayor pro tem

From the News and Observer: By Will Doran MORRISVILLE “The Morrisville Town Council swore in Tuesday the Triangle’s second Indian-American elected official while promoting the Triangle’s first one to the rank of mayor pro tempore. More than 130 people were in the standing-room-only audience that spilled out of the council chambers into the […]

Clean Water: We Must Preserve It

In January 2014, my hometown of Charleston, West Virginia, woke to a terrible odor coming from the water. 10,000 gallons of crude MCHM (4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol) had leaked into the Elk and Kanawha Rivers. Within hours, over 700 people developed health issues and a state of emergency was declared. Bottled water was provided, but for months West […]

A Salute to Our Veterans

Friends, All of us love the idea of superheroes, living among us, extraordinary individuals, who make us feel safe, secure, and who go out of their way to protect us every day. However, as we celebrate Veterans Day, I think it is important to remind our children, and ourselves that the greatest superheroes, or real […]

Morrisville Carpenter Road Widening Project In the News

From “By Will Doran Plans to redesign a segment of Morrisville-Carpenter Road are moving ahead but are about $125,000 over budget, the Town Council learned Tuesday. Rich Cappola Jr., Morrisville’s head engineer, attributes the 20 percent increase in costs to unforseen additional expenses. They include new fees from the state as well as […]

Steve Rao in the Wall Street Journal!

From: “State fairs have a 170-year history of bringing communities together to celebrate agriculture, arts and crafts, livestock and the change of seasons. Attendance at many state fairs, however, has been flat or declining, and officials say they need to offer more than deep-fried Klondike bars to attract young people and families. In North […]

TRAFFIC ALERT – Aviation Parkway Lane Closures Beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TRAFFIC ALERT – Aviation Parkway Lane Closures Beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Beginning Tuesday, October 6th, Aviation Parkway will have intermittent lane closures between 9am and 4pm to allow for the construction of turn lanes for a construction project between International Drive and Bearcat Way. The lane closures are expected to last for 2-3 weeks. […]

Community Input: School Reassignment Plan

My fellow citizens, Over the past several weeks, many of you have reached out to me concerning the recent Wake County School Board reassignment plan and its impact on your families. After speaking with many constituents from Breckenridge, Savannah, Ridgemont, and other Morrisville neighborhoods, I am concerned that these reassignment plans take away a consistent […]

The branding debate continues

From the News and Observer, By Will Doran “After a proposed town logo and branding initiative left Morrisville officials less than enthused last month, the Town Council decided Tuesday to take a step back and think more about what they really want. There was no formal vote, but they all agreed to wait […]