July 31, 2006
Source: The News & Observer
Written by Ryan Teague Beckwith, Toby Coleman, Eric Ferreri and Josh Shaffer, Staff Writers
COUNCIL, PHOTOSHOPPED: Jilted lovers could learn from Cary.
Town officials masterfully expunged Mike Joyce from the official Town Council photo after he resigned. The only clues: an unnaturally shaped tree in the background and an odd line in the floor.
“I was pretty amazed when I pulled it up how natural it looks,” said Mayor Ernie McAlister. “If I’d of done it, it’d be like you used to do in junior high where you had a picture with your girlfriend but then you broke up so you cut her out and kept the other half.”
The photo offers a glimpse of something that would never happen in real life: council member Julie Robison snuggling up to McAlister.