Launched in 2009, CaryCitizen is a hyperlocal news blog reaching more than 100,000 readers every month in Cary, NC and across the region.

We publish 60 stories a month – over 4,600 stories of Cary since 2009. Distribution channels include Google News, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Subsidiary brands include Cary Scavenger Hunt, Fest in the West and Cary Downtown Guide.

CaryCitizen is a recipient of a 2011 Knight Foundation Fellowship.

Launched in 2016, FoodCary has published more than 400 stories on the burgeoning Cary food scene.

Restaurants, food markets, maps and local recipes address the growing sophistication and business of food in Cary.

Cary, North Carolina is home to more than 160,000 people. It is the 7th largest municipality and has the highest HHI in the state.


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Hal Goodtree has been producing broadcast television for more than three decades.

His most recent project, the American Tobacco Story, earned a number #1 rating in prime time during its debut broadcast on CBS affiliate WRAL. The 1/2 documentary was selected for three film festivals and awarded Best Short Documentary at the Longleaf Film Festival.

Goodtree & Co is currently in post production on a documentary about the history of Shaw University.



About Goodtree & Co

Goodtree & Co., Inc. is the umbrella organization for properties including CaryCitizen, FoodCary, the Cary Scavenger Hunt, Fest in the West and FotoHal.

Company founder Hal Goodtree worked as a television producer for two decades for clients including the National Football League, The New York Times and James Earl Jones. His work has been awarded a national Emmy and a Cannes Lion.

Hal is a member of the Cary Theater Program Advisory Board and is an Instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

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