The Whirl: GalaxyCon 2022

The weekend of July 27 to 30, the Raleigh Convention Center hosted GalaxyCon. WALTER sent photographer Bryan Regan to capture some of the characters.

10 Places to Get a Frozen Treat this Summer

Don’t let that NC heat put a limit on the season’s enjoyment. Make some sweet summer memories with these delicious dessert spots in Raleigh.

The Show that Made The Avett Brothers

Paul Siler, Paleface, Steve Popsin, John Dexter and other music folks remember a magical night at Kings Barcade, 20 years later.

Turning the Stone at Dorothea Dix Park

Three 1920s-era stone cottages at the main entrance to Dix Park begin their next era as a visitors center and community spaces.

The Whirl: NCMH Spring Folic 2024

The North Carolina Museum of History Associates hosted its 26th Spring Frolic gala and auction at the Carolina Country Club on April 27.

Seaside Escape on Holden Beach

Interior designer Daniel Sawyer used calming blues and whites, driftwood tones and pearlescent textures to create an elevated coastal scheme.

To Be Frank

Frank Harmon’s longstanding Saturday-morning tradition of coffee in the garden is an opportunity to chat and connect with longtime friends

Off Kilter with Artist Jen Matthews

The design director and painter takes an upbeat approach to the concept of finding the beauty in chaos with her vibrant floral pieces.

July 2024 Poem: The Cardinal

On a beautiful spring day, a writer captures the feeling as she connects with a brilliant cardinal hopping nearby.

The Belle of Star City

A dreaded visit with the writer’s great-aunt turns out to be an education in culture — and a lesson in heartbreak.

Primitive Playgrounds

For kids in the 1980s in Raleigh, play structures were pretty basic. But, this writer asks, were they really missing anything?

The Whirl: Animazement 2024

Fans of Japanese animation and culture descended on the Raleigh Convention Center for concerts, educational panels and more.