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Out near Clayton today, here's a photo dump from Main St.  Decent amount of traffic in downtown this evening.  I think that with a few more shops and restaurants, downtown Clayton could be a really neat place, but currently most of the main points of interests are somewhat isolated from each other.  Some of the last shots show a new plaza going up on the very western edge of downtown before the road dips under the train tracks and heads out to Garner.

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2 hours ago, KJHburg said:

Apex is now larger than Chapel Hill population wise so the combined metro area should be Raleigh Durham Cary Apex Chapel Hill metro LOL

I think that people missed the point.  I beleive the name Raleigh Durham  Chapel Hill arose because it formed the "Triangle." The largest populations were not the drivers for the metro name.

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I am well aware of why the area is called the Triangle with the 3 universities anchoring the area.   Chapel Hill certainly has more jobs than Apex. Hopefully this metro area is reunited as the Raleigh Durham Cary metro area as it is one big MSA not 2.  However if not the Census bureau may designate one as Raleigh Cary Apex and the other Durham Chapel Hill.   I just hope the Census bureau recognizes this area as one 2 M plus population MSA as it should be.  

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In Fuquay Varina  on Monday to visit my cousin.  couple of photos including the pad site for the new Wegmans in Holly Springs next to the almost open Lowes. 

Few photos of downtown Fuquay and new hospital in Holly Springs.   The twin cities of southern Wake County are booming if you have not been there lately. 

 

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On 6/27/2021 at 11:50 AM, nicholas said:

I forgot there was a Wegmans in Wake Forest, lol. I'll try to take some pics next time I'm in the area.

Don't worry I drove up there and did it myself LOL.   Wake Forest has really grown A LOT!  photo of the Wegmans cola display so you would know it is the Wake Forest store as these stores all look alike except for the parking deck at the Raleigh midtown store. 

 

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Excuse the rain but possibly the first pics on UP of the small way outer ring town of Cameron.  Hopefully next time I drive through here the weather will be better.

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Carthage a few miles later.  The city center has always reminded me of Pittsboro with the roundabout encircling the main building.  Again sorry about the rain, I did my best trying to time taking pics between my windshield wipers doing their job, lol.

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About 1 hour north of Raleigh is Warren County one of the poorest in the state.  Huge jobs announcement there today Glen Raven is expanding their plant there with 200 new jobs.

Glen Raven's expansion in Warren County to create over 200 new jobs - Triangle Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

""Glen Raven Inc., which is based in the Alamance County town of Glen Raven, will invest up to $82 million into its Norlina facility where it makes synthetic yarn used in its Sunbrella brand of performance fabrics. The new jobs will pay an average salary of $31,710 annually, according to Warren County.  "As a halo county of the Triangle, we look very different than our urban and more populous neighbors, and we're OK with that because we know that Warren County, too, can be a place for sustainability, growth, and vitality," said Charla Duncan, Warren County Economic Development director, in a prepared statement.""

 

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