Monthly Archives: August 2015

Shelley Belk and Van Eure: Investing in hope

by Todd Cohen For the one in four families affected by mental illness, finding treatment and a cure can be difficult, frustrating, and often heart-breaking, particularly in a society that stigmatizes the disease. The late Thad and Alice Eure encountered…

A Mother’s Place

by Sharon Kurtzman It is not a mother’s place to turn her children into firemen, make them dance like Pavlova, play sports like Kobe Bryant perform in the way of Meryl Streep or Beyonce.   It is not a mother’s…

Spotlight: Gourd-geous

  by Mimi Montgomery Hard to believe, but fall is approaching, and with it comes a celebration of all things autumnal. Get in the seasonal spirit with the 74th Annual North Carolina Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival, a celebration hosted…

Larry Larson

  by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long “When you waltz to Nine Inch Nails or Pearl Jam, it’s like, holy cow, this is fun.” – Larry Larson, founder and CEO, Larry’s Coffee Nine years ago, Larry Larson’s doctor asked…

Spotlight: Imagining dragons

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Jill Knight When a friend approached Lily Chan a couple of years ago about starting a dragon boat festival in Raleigh, she was hesitant. “Are you kidding me?” Chan said. The founder and president of the…

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