Monthly Archives: February 2013

Made in Raleigh: Rack ’em

photograph by Geoff Wood A stone’s throw from the Greek Revival capitol building in downtown Raleigh stands the oldest maker of pool tables in the state. Met-Tech, founded in 1943, specializes in custom pool tables made from oak, Siberian birch,…

Just one plant: Edgeworthia Chrysthantha

by Tony Avent illustration by Ippy Patterson  I’ll always remember the day I spotted my first edgeworthia, tucked beside the narrow, dark, windy path that used to lead past the old lath house at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum. There it…

Drink: More beer here

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Juli Leonard Don’t look now, but Raleigh is sneaking up on Asheville for the title of craft beer capital of North Carolina. That calls for a cold pint of Hell Yes Ma’am. Hell Yes Ma’am…

Givers: Abdul Rasheed, servant leader

by Todd Cohen Abdul Rasheed founded and runs the North Car- olina Community Development Initiative, based in Raleigh. He was raised without his father or mother, and he lost his 20-year-old son to gun violence. But hardship has never stopped…

The pied piper of Roanoke Park

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Juli Leonard  You might know Lyman Kiser. You might know him if you’ve ever been to Roanoke Park in Raleigh’s Five Points neighborhood on a Saturday and heard the giddy shrieks of children as…

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