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We have been dressing women in Morrisville for over 34 years and offer upscale designer collections curated with a Southern eye. Here, women from around the United States discover sophisticated, effortless beauty for every season. Whether you're looking for a sassy new dress to impress that special someone or the perfect outfit for your next vacation, your options are endless at Copper Penny.

With easy-to-find locations close to Morrisville's hottest spots, our curated selection of the newest, most popular women's clothing lines reflects the effortless glamour of Morrisville. Whether you're a tidy professional or a fierce trend-setter, our goal is to help you find the perfect look for your own unique style. With designer brands like CK Bradley and Holst & Lee on hand year-round, finding your new look is easy and fun when you visit Copper Penny.

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Diamonds are pretty and all, but honestly? Dresses are a girl's best friend. Dresses are fun, comfortable, and versatile. At Copper Penny, they're also fashionable and cute. We have a huge selection of women's dresses in Morrisville, NC, from stylistic sheath dresses to drop-waist styles that will make your girlfriends jealous.

We offer several styles and shapes from which you can pick. Not sure what style fits best?

It all starts at the waist:

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A-Line Waist

These dresses are made to fit your waist and then gradually flare out towards the hem. A-line dresses are excellent for minimizing thighs, hips, and midsections while pulling the eyes to your bust. This style of dress is a great fit for almost any body type. There's a reason why so many brides settle on A-Line dresses for their big day! With plenty of varieties, this is a kind of dress that you can wear again and again.

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Empire Waist

Like the A-Line style, empire dresses are made to fit through your bust. Rather than creating a distinctly angular shape like the A-Line, the Empire style flows from the bust down. This is another kind of dress that fits many body types. From curvy to apple body shapes, the Empire draws focus to your bust and minimizes everything else. For lovely ladies on the shorter side, this style defines your silhouette, especially if you choose a maxi length dress.

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Drop Waist

A throwback to the roaring 20's style flapper dresses, Drop Waist dresses look best on lean, athletic bodies that don't have too many curves in the hip area. The key to pulling off a Drop Waist style dress is to ensure that it's not hugging you. This dress is best worn when it is able to hang freely on your body.

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Once you know the kind of waist that fits your body type, it's time to find your shape. A few of our most popular dress shapes include:

Fit & Flare Dresses in Morrisville

Any clothing store for women in Morrisville, NC, worth its salt, will have plenty of fit & flare dresses for you to try. This common-shaped dress is one of the most popular on the market, mainly because they look great on every woman, regardless of age or shape. A timeless choice, fit & flare dresses fit through the bodice and flare out just below your hip. This helps develop a balanced, slimming silhouette for most women. If you want to accentuate your best assets and hide everything else, ask our experienced fashionistas to show you some the most popular fit & flare dresses at Copper Penny.
Time to start doing your happy dance! Fit & flare dresses have very balanced proportions, making them a true winner for every body type. Women with athletic builds love this dress for the extra curves. Women with apple-shaped bodies love how fit & flare dresses define their waistlines. Because this dress already looks like an hourglass on the hanger, it will be a natural fit for ladies with such a figure.
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Shift Dresses in Morrisville

Shift dresses are typically rectangular in shape and tend to be comfy and forgiving since they aren't fitted. Also called a column dress, the shift dress is a great choice for polished professionals needing a conservative, fashionable outfit for work.
These dresses look fabulous on women with athletic, lean shapes and women with an apple-like figure. This kind of dress doesn't work well with a belt, so ladies with an hourglass figure may not be able to show off their curves in a shift. Try pairing this dress with a nice pair of heels for a beautiful new look!
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Wrap dresses are one of the most popular styles on the market, because they give ladies of most shapes and sizes a flattering, fashionable dress option.
If you have an hourglass, apple, or generally curvy body shape, you're going to love wrap dresses. This style of dress offers a natural waist while placing emphasis on your bust. Wrap dresses give you a balanced silhouette and, with a knee-length fit, are great for any type of color or style, both day and nightwear.
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Timeless Tops for Every Style

Unless you're feeling extra sassy, chances are you're wearing a top at this very moment. Tops are garments that cover the top half of your body. At Copper Penny, we have an endless selection of tops in a wide range of styles - from basic tees to blouses and everything in between. If you're looking for the highest quality women's tops in Morrisville, NC, you just hit the jackpot!

With that said, finding the right top for the right occasion is easier said than done. However, at Copper Penny, we make finding the right top fun. Whether you're looking for a top that makes a statement or you need a classic button-down for a subdued style, we've got your back. We only carry the most popular tops from the best brands and designers around the world.

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Women's Poplin Tops in Morrisville

Sometimes called broadcloth tops, poplins have classic characteristics and are often woven with an over/under weave. This kind of weave gives more substance to your top while also giving you room to breathe. Poplin shirts are typically soft and smooth, and are great for everyday business attire, some formal occasions, and for certain ceremonies. Sweet and feminine, our Bruna poplin eyelet bib top features ruffles at the sleeves and an eyelet lace yoke at the front. Pair your poplin with your favorite pair of shorts or jeans for a contemporary, relaxed look.

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Women's Wrap Tops in Morrisville

Great for wearing solo or layered over a camisole or tank top, wrap tops are lightweight, versatile, and great for many different occasions. Wrap tops go well with jeans, maxi dresses, and high-waisted jeans or trousers. Our V-Neck Wrap SLV Top by Jayden is uber-popular at Copper Penny and the perfect choice for dressing down or dressing up. The choice is yours!

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Women's Off the Shoulder Tops in Morrisville

For a dose of feminine fashion, be sure you add an off-the-shoulder top to your everyday wardrobe. A casual, sexy choice, off-the-shoulder tops have unique necklines that cut across your upper arms and chest, leaving your shoulders bare. The result is a flirty flash of skin, which elongates your neck and gives a relaxed, "daytime casual" look. Our Nola off-the-shoulder top pairs perfectly with shorts or even a flowy skirt and is hand-woven in Spain using Jacquard fabric.

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Women's Tank Tops in Morrisville

Who doesn't love a good tank top?! Tank tops are lightweight, versatile, and equally great for lounging in the yard or running errands on weekends. Tank tops lend an air of simplicity to your outfit and can be styled in endless ways. Take our Velvet Heart Victory Tank, for instance. This tank is a refreshing update on our classic sleeveless tank top, complete with fray details and a scoop neck. Throw in the fact that it's machine washable, and you have a wardrobe winner.

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Having trouble finding the best top for your size and style? As the most trusted women's clothing boutique in Morrisville, NC, Copper Penny has helped women discover new looks in the Lowcountry for more than two decades. We take pride in providing a personalized, boutique experience for our customers. If you have questions, give us a call or swing by one of our locations. We would be happy to give you our professional opinion.

Until then, here's a quick guide you can follow to help you find the right fit for your women's top in Morrisville:

How to Find the Right Fit for Your Women's Top

When choosing a women's top for your outfit, you have to consider how comfortable, confident, and beautiful you will feel. The best way to feel your best in an outfit is to make sure it fits correctly. To get started, you'll want to take your measurements. For most women's tops, the best areas to focus on are your hips, waist, and chest.

  • Hip Measurements: Measuring your hips is fairly easy. Take your measuring tape and use it to wrap around the widest area of your hips.
  • Waist Measurements: Take your measuring tape and place it at the very top of your hip bone. Wrap it all the way around your body. Try to keep your measuring tape in line with your belly button. For the most accurate measurements, stand up straight and breathe normally.
  • Chest Measurements: For an accurate chest measurement, take the end of your measuring tape and place it on the fullest area of your bust. From there, wrap the tape around your body, under your armpits, and around the blades of your shoulders. Then, wrap the tape tightly from the back of your body to the front, where you started.
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Need help measuring? Swing by Copper Penny and ask one of our friendly sales associates to help you out! While you're there, don't forget to check out our huge selection of women's tops in Morrisville, NC.

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Pfizer, one of the region’s largest employers, to close two NC Triangle facilities

Pfizer, the drug manufacturing giant and one of the Triangle’s largest employers, confirmed Friday it will shutter two Triangle area facilities as part of a broader $3.5 billion cost-saving initiative.The sites are the company’s Research Triangle Park office near Morrisville and its clinical manufacturing facility just outside the Park in Durham.Pfizer did not disclose how many jobs will be impacted. In an email to The News & Observer that “All job-related decisions will be made with transparency, compassi...

Pfizer, the drug manufacturing giant and one of the Triangle’s largest employers, confirmed Friday it will shutter two Triangle area facilities as part of a broader $3.5 billion cost-saving initiative.

The sites are the company’s Research Triangle Park office near Morrisville and its clinical manufacturing facility just outside the Park in Durham.

Pfizer did not disclose how many jobs will be impacted. In an email to The News & Observer that “All job-related decisions will be made with transparency, compassion, and respect, and in compliance with applicable laws.”

Under federal law, employers must file a WARN Notice 60 days ahead of closing a site that impacts at least 50 employees. Pfizer has not filed a notice of layoffs, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce website.

The Durham closure comes only two years after Pfizer opened that site as part of $66 million investment by the company. The 85,000-square-foot facility focused on gene therapy treatments. This site was expected to add 50 jobs and relocate around 40 workers from Chapel Hill.

On Oct. 13, Pfizer announced it would undergo a multiyear plan to save $3.5 billion, including $1 billion by the end of this year. The company also lowered its yearly revenue forecast due to lower-than-expected sales of its COVID-19 vaccine. Last year, Pfizer reported record revenue fueled by coronavirus vaccine sales.

On Friday, the company said it continues to operate its largest North Carolina facilities in Rocky Mount and Sanford.

According to Wake County Economic Development, Pfizer was among the 20 largest employers in the Triangle region at the start of 2023, with approximately 3,700 workers.

As of Friday evening, multiple Triangle-based Pfizer employees had added the hashtag OpenToWork on their LinkedIn profiles.

Morrisville Mayor T.J. Cawley said he is hopeful any affected workers will land elsewhere locally.

“Overall, I think our area is pretty well buffered from the economic downtown,” he said. “Talent will always move around from company to company. We have such a strong talent pool that companies will keep coming here.”

This story was originally published October 27, 2023, 5:50 PM.

World-Leading Materials Science Company, Forge Nano, Announces Plans to Launch Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing Business in Morrisville

November 14, 2023 Hundreds of High-Paying Jobs Coming to Wake County in 2026 Forge Nano, Inc., a leading materials science company that enables peak performance products through atomic-level surface engineering, announced plans today to launch a lithium-ion battery manufacturing business called Forge Battery in North Carolina. The company and its investors plan for an initial inve...

November 14, 2023

Hundreds of High-Paying Jobs Coming to Wake County in 2026

Forge Nano, Inc., a leading materials science company that enables peak performance products through atomic-level surface engineering, announced plans today to launch a lithium-ion battery manufacturing business called Forge Battery in North Carolina. The company and its investors plan for an initial investment of more than $165M to build a new lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Morrisville, bringing hundreds of high-paying jobs to Wake County. Forge Battery expects the facility to be operational in 2026.

Based in Colorado, Forge Nano improves the performance of materials used in batteries by applying specialized, atomic-scale coatings using proprietary industrial manufacturing equipment. The technology, called Atomic Armor, offers manufacturers protective nano-coating that can increase the battery’s energy density, improve safety and extend the useable lifetime.

Forge Battery intends to build and operate a battery manufacturing facility in Morrisville with Gigawatt hour (GWh) capacity. Forge Battery plans to utilize Forge Nano’s proprietary Atomic Armor technology to produce high-performance lithium-ion batteries that meet or beat performance targets of industry standard lithium-ion technology. Atomic Armor also expects to improve production efficiency and drive down Forge Battery cell costs due to the removal of expensive material additives used in the traditional lithium-ion manufacturing process. Forge Battery will supply these batteries to a wide range of domestic and international clients.

“We are thrilled to welcome Forge Battery to Morrisville,” said Morrisville Mayor TJ Cawley. “The Town of Morrisville prioritizes creating an inclusive, economically supportive environment for businesses. This new facility will create jobs, add to our diverse high-tech offerings, and enhance the quality of life in our community.”

Forge Battery joins a growing cluster of advanced manufacturing operations in Wake County. Anchored by innovative industries and a diverse economy, advanced manufacturing in the Triangle is growing faster than the national average, with nearly 200 companies employing 13,000 people. As manufacturing techniques shift toward highly specialized, adaptable and customizable production, the Triangle is home to many of the companies and technologies that make this shift possible. Paired with Wake County’s strong talent pool and workforce development initiatives, the region is a prime epicenter for the cluster.

“Lithium-ion cells utilizing Forge Nano’s Atomic Armor technology have exceeded our customer’s expectations, and in turn, increased demand for the technology that outstrips the current manufacturing capabilities,” says Paul Lichty, CEO of Forge Nano. “We are extremely excited to launch Forge Battery in Morrisville, where we intend to produce batteries for the world’s most demanding applications, while showcasing the power of Forge Nano’s ALD coating tools in a large manufacturing environment.”

The company selected CaMP Morrisville, located at 401 Southport Dr. in Morrisville for their new operation. CaMP Morrisville is a purpose-built cGMP facility designed to support life science and advanced manufacturing operations. The building was developed by Creative Manufacturing Properties, and is their first development in North Carolina, along with the planned CaMP Helix development in Holly Springs.

“The Forge Battery team has built a tremendous business and is well-positioned to continue its growth in the battery space,” said Chris Brewer of Creative Manufacturing Properties. “CMP is glad to be able to support Forge’s expansion. Our facility and the broader community stand to benefit long-term from Forge Nano’s presence in the region.”

The site falls within one of Wake County’s targeted growth areas. Targeted growth areas are communities that have not historically benefited from our region’s growth. These communities were identified by using an index provided by the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey that measures poverty, unemployment, demographics, housing, and education.

“Wake County is known worldwide as a hub for tech, biotech and advanced manufacturing,” said Board of Commissioners Chair Shinica Thomas. “Companies like Forge Battery want to grow here, because we have incredible partnerships between the public and private sectors that enable us to work better together. We also offer their employees excellent public schools, top-notch medical care and a quality of life that is second to none.”

Partnership is at the heart of bringing companies like Forge Battery to Wake County. Partners on this project include Wake County Economic Development, a program of the Raleigh Chamber, the Town of Morrisville, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Wake County Board of Commissioners, NC State University, and Capital Area Workforce Development.

Wake County Economic Development is the primary economic development organization for Wake County, providing economic development support for its 12 municipalities. As a program of the Raleigh Chamber, the organization proactively creates an environment in which Wake County can grow and thrive, resulting in new jobs and capital investment.

Forge Nano is changing the way that products perform. With our proprietary Atomic Armor™ technology, we enable product developers to engineer any material down to the individual atom. The superior surface coatings produced by our Atomic Armor™ process allow our partners to unlock peak performance of any material, optimizing products to last longer, cost less and increase safety. Our team of scientists have worked with an expansive portfolio of commercial partners to develop custom solutions to meet any need at any scale, from small-scale R&D and laboratory work to large-scale, high-volume production. Learn more at https://www.forgenano.com

Forge Nano Contact: Will McKenna, Brand Communications Director for Forge Nano | wmckenna@forgenano.com

Boomtown: Asian residents fuel Morrisville's diverse businesses, rapid growth and rich culture

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Like most of the Triangle, Morrisville has undergone a transformation during the past two decades."When I came in 2002, I lived in a neighborhood called Breckenridge. That was the biggest neighborhood and we didn't have any grocery stores. The closest one was in Cary," said Satish Garimella, who now serves as a Council Member.Today, it's a far different ...

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Like most of the Triangle, Morrisville has undergone a transformation during the past two decades.

"When I came in 2002, I lived in a neighborhood called Breckenridge. That was the biggest neighborhood and we didn't have any grocery stores. The closest one was in Cary," said Satish Garimella, who now serves as a Council Member.

Today, it's a far different situation.

"Pretty much every shopping complex has an Indian grocery store or an Indian restaurant and that is amazing. Actually looking at the latest stats like we did from the small business microloan (pandemic program), we have cuisines for 16 countries," said Garimella, who grew up in India before moving to the United States.

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Indian-Americans are the largest ethnic group in Morrisville, providing a natural base for Madhura Banda's business, Henna by Madhura Morrisville.

"Weddings, house warmings, pregnancy henna, it is more popular here," said Banda.

She runs the business with her husband and has connected with customers at the town's Diwali celebration and International Festival.

"What we've seen from our business, it's not just that the Indian population. I know it's more diverse. And it was actually, we were caught by surprise as to how they respond," said Adisheshe Shavi, Banda's husband who co-owns the business.

Garimella said he believes the town's proximity to universities and colleges, coupled with its booming tech and life sciences sectors, has made it attractive to foreign-born populations.

SEE ALSO: Fuquay-Varina businesses enjoy fruits of town's rapid growth

"The other thing is some of the local temples here. (People) have a place to go and exchange their ideas and have the cultural roots to the events that they have. So that was a good component of it," Garimella explained.

Wake County Economic Development lists more than 700 international companies with a presence in Wake County, providing another avenue to attract talent. A relatively affordable lifestyle, compared to other states with large international populations, coupled with population growth and increasing diversity, has led many to make their moves permanent.

"My kid, who is second-generation, he finds no difference, and he's been exposed to all types of diversity and culture, thanks to the school system," Garimella said.

According to Carolina Demography, India was responsible for the third-most migrants to North Carolina in 2021; right behind it on the list is South Korea. Inside K-Town Market, owner Jun Lee has transformed the upstairs space into Oppang, a K-Pop store.

"My sister was into K-pop in like 2016, and I just started getting into it through her. We got closer and had a summer together and so we just started developing similar interests. It's been growing ever since," said Lexie Klimek, the store's manager.

From 2010-2020, North Carolina's Asian and Pacific Islander population grew by 64%, the fastest of any ethnic group in the state. In Wake County, it nearly doubled, growing at the fourth-fastest pace in North Carolina.

SEE ALSO: Boomtowns: Apex expects 'phenomenal' growth by end of decade

"Any diversity group growing like that is going to help. Definitely having downstairs has increased what we have up here. But also just like American people in general, they come to the shop to experience new things, and then they see the store up here and they come up here to experience the thing," said Klimek.

K-Town Market has a downstairs portion featuring a cafe, offering sit-down and take-out meals, and a grocery store. Lee said that the customer base has become increasingly diverse during the past few years, as their offerings are now more well-known. It's a point appreciated by Klimek, whose sister teaches English in South Korea.

"It changes your perspective on a lot of things. I think it opens everyone's mind to a lot of things, which I think is always a positive experience, especially here in America," said Klimek.

Liz Johnson, candidate for Morrisville Town Council

READ MOREFive people are running for thee openings on the Morrisville Town Council: an at-large seat and seats in Districts 1 and 3. As of Oct, 19, District 1 candidate Subba Madireddy had not responded to our questionnaire.Expand AllMorrisvilleThis year, five people are making a run for three open seats on the Morrisville Town Council.Patty Wei-Pei Cheng is challenging incumbent Satish Garimella for one of the at-large seats on the council.Incumbent Anne Robotti is defending her District 1 seat ...

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Five people are running for thee openings on the Morrisville Town Council: an at-large seat and seats in Districts 1 and 3. As of Oct, 19, District 1 candidate Subba Madireddy had not responded to our questionnaire.

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Morrisville

This year, five people are making a run for three open seats on the Morrisville Town Council.

Patty Wei-Pei Cheng is challenging incumbent Satish Garimella for one of the at-large seats on the council.

Incumbent Anne Robotti is defending her District 1 seat against challenger Subba Madireddy. and Incumbent Liz Johnson is running unopposed for the District 3 seat.

Early voting for the Nov. 7 election began Oct. 19 and runs through Nov. 4.

To find polling sites and voting information, residents can visit the state Board of Elections, ncsbe.gov, or the Wake County Board of Elections, wake.gov.

Name: Liz Johnson

Age: 63

Residence: 104 Delafield Court

Occupation/Employer: Retired

Education: BA in Mathematics and Elementary Education, College of Mount Saint Vincent

Political or civic experience: Morrisville Town Council 1999-2023, Mayor Pro Tem 2007-2009, 2011-2013, 2013-2015, 2019-2023; NC League of Municipalities Board of Trustees 2020-2023, Vice Chair 2021-2023; Jordan Lake One Water (JLOW), Chair 2023; President NC Women in Municipal Government 2017-2019, Immediate Past President 2019-2021; NC League of Municipalities Board of Directors and Executive Committee 2014-2019; Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Executive Board Alternate 2005-2019; Wake County Transit Advisory Committee; Morrisville/Cary Joint Issues Committee; Morrisville Planning and Zoning Board 1998-1999; Chair of the Raleigh-Durham Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) Affiliate 2018-2023, Volunteer since 2004; Founding Board Member of the Morrisville Community Fund 2011, President of Board of Directors 2014-2023; St. Michael Catholic Church Parishioner & Volunteer 1997-2023; Morrisville Veterans Memorial Foundation Volunteer 2017-2023

Campaign website: www.LizJohnson.org

Tell us why you’re running to serve Morrisville. Why should voters trust you in this position?

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Morrisville for six terms. I am proud of the work we have accomplished together, establishing Morrisville as the most welcoming, diverse and inclusive small town in North Carolina. Our success as a great community has brought us numerous accolades and awards.

These accolades do not happen overnight, but rather take vision and fortitude to earn. I am running for re-election because I have the knowledge, leadership skills, and experience to help lead our Council as we continue to address the challenges and opportunities facing Morrisville. While we have much to be grateful for, I am keenly aware that there is more work to be done. Working together, we will continue to make Morrisville a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.

What is the town of Morrisville doing right to manage growth? What could be improved?

The Land Use Plan, unanimously adopted in 2021, along with the other adopted plans we have in place, are the blueprint to how growth is to occur in Morrisville.

These plans need to be reviewed more frequently due to the growth in and around Morrisville. During our Comprehensive Transportation Plan update process, I advocated for a required review of our plans 4-5 years after adoption over the typical 10-year review. This shorter review period is now documented in our plans and will be important as growth around us continues and conditions change. One of the concerning aspects of our growth is that housing is becoming unaffordable. The housing prices in Morrisville are escalating. The shortage of affordable for sale and rental units is significant, both socially and economically. Families are forced to pay more for housing, and owning a home becomes out of reach for many.

If elected, how would you approach an existing or new issue differently from your fellow council members?

Adequate housing choice for all income levels is essential for a strong community. Solving the affordable housing issue is complex and requires strong partnerships with the non-profit and private sectors.

The council is currently focused on funding a down payment assistance program. Affordable homeownership is one aspect of a successful solution. I believe we also need to focus on bringing additional long-term affordable housing units to Morrisville. Implementing a solution for all, including those not ready for homeownership, needs to be included in a comprehensive, affordable housing strategy. I am proud to be among the majority on the Council that worked with private developers to bring the first long-term affordable housing units to Morrisville. Offering rental units at below-market rate is an important part of the equation in addressing housing choice. I will continue to advocate for a more inclusive housing choice strategy.

How do you plan to make local government in Morrisville more inclusive and equitable for all residents in the town who feel their voices are underrepresented?

Ensuring Morrisville is a welcoming and inclusive community has been a focus of mine since first elected. Creating an inclusive community means everyone is valued and accepted for who they are. This environment is the first step toward residents believing their government is here for them.

I also recognize that we need to continue the focus in this area. Offering our print materials in different languages, continually expanding our town cultural events that now include Diwali, Juneteenth, Pride, and the International Festival. I am a firm believer in meeting people where they are. I attend events across Morrisville to listen and learn from our multicultural community. I supported Morrisville adopting Wake County’s non-discrimination ordinance. Discrimination of any kind cannot be tolerated. I also championed our Morrisville Smart Shuttle (offering free on-demand transit), enhanced accessible parking options at town events, and playgrounds that are accessible for all abilities.

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I have experienced two distinct careers. First as an educator, teaching second grade, and then as an IBM software developer and systems engineer. Both of these experiences helped me perfect important skills I use each day. My ability to share knowledge and empower others, as well as my ability to problem solve and connect people to the resources they need, enable me to be successful in the work I do as mayor pro tem. I believe in collaborative consensus building.

I have consistently demonstrated that I am a dedicated representative of all Morrisville constituents. I use my skills as a collaborator to bring together diverse opinions to create solutions that advance the quality of life for all of our residents. I have a proven record of championing positive changes, resulting in a more inclusive, connected, and innovative Morrisville. I am known as a fair, open-minded and balanced leader.

This story was originally published October 19, 2023, 2:33 PM.

Major League Cricket is coming to Morrisville. How to go to the games this summer.

For the first time in the United States, the Major League Cricket professional franchise is hitting off its inaugural season this summer.And Morrisville is one of the two host destinations for the 19 matches.Major League Cricket announced its schedule of games split between two venues, Grand Prairie Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Church Street Park in Morrisville.The league’s first season opens July 13 in Grand Prairie and the championship game is set for July 30. Matches in Morrisville begin July 20.T...

For the first time in the United States, the Major League Cricket professional franchise is hitting off its inaugural season this summer.

And Morrisville is one of the two host destinations for the 19 matches.

Major League Cricket announced its schedule of games split between two venues, Grand Prairie Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Church Street Park in Morrisville.

The league’s first season opens July 13 in Grand Prairie and the championship game is set for July 30. Matches in Morrisville begin July 20.

The new league is comprised of many of the world’s top cricketers competing on six teams, including the Seattle Orcas, MI New York, Washington Freedom, San Francisco Uniforms, Los Angeles Knight Riders and the Texas Super Kings.

Here’s the schedule and where you can get tickets.

In recent years, Morrisville has become a hot spot for cricket, a ball-and-bat game played between two teams of 11 players.

In 2018, the town hosted the first international cricket matches at Church Street Park as part of the ICC Americas Sub Regional T20 World Cup Qualifier. The tournament brought teams from Brazil, Panama, Canada, and across the country.

For the past two years, the town hosted the Minor League Cricket championship games at Church Street Park, also the Morrisville Raptors’ home field.

The town has committed to expanding the park, at 5800 Cricket Pitch Way, including increasing seating capacity to 3,500, additional parking, and new broadcast infrastructure.

Seven of the 19 matches this season will be played at Church Street Park.

The first game is on July 20 between the Washington Freedom and the Los Angeles Knight Riders at 5:30 p.m.

Here’s the full Morrisville schedule:

The league then heads back to Grand Prairie, for two eliminator matches, a challenger match, followed by the championship match on July 30.

More information about Major League Cricket and the players for each team can be found at majorleaguecricket.com.

Tickets for games in Morrisville start at $15, and fans are able to buy tickets to both individual games and a doubleheader.

Priority tickets can be found at majorleaguecricket.com/tickets. Fans can buy tickets for a group of 15 or more, by contacting tickets@majorleaguecricket.com for information on special pricing.

Plans to expand Church Street Park are underway and the work is expected to be completed before the first MLC game on July 20.

Some of the new additions include new grandstand bleachers, safety netting, athlete seating, equipment storage areas, stairs, sidewalks, and other features.

The park hosts several athletic and recreational activities, including tennis and outdoor fitness. There are two picnic shelters with a capacity of 50 people each and concrete chess and checkerboards and cornhole boards.

More information about the park and other events hosted this summer can be found on the town’s website.

This story was originally published June 16, 2023, 12:40 PM.

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