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In 20 years, Cary has grown by 46% — and the town of about 175,000 people is still growing.

Nearby towns like Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina have seen similar exponential growth. That housing boom we’ve seen lately? Western Wake County is well aware.

That’s why we’re launching our new email newsletter, The Western Wake Report, to give residents — the families, retirees, young professionals and tech workers flocking here — a weekly glance at the news that matters to them.

Led by reporter Kristen Johnson, whose beat includes Cary and western Wake, you’ll get a roundup of the week’s top stories, government news, business happenings and things to do for fun in the area.

Are you in? Sign up for the free newsletter here or by using the form below. You can also tell us what you hope to see in the weekly report by emailing