Not your grandmother’s cobbler

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Kelsey Hanrahan Jake and Shannon Wolf aren’t just the owners of hot downtown restaurant Capital Club 16 – they’re also husband and wife, and they have a long North Carolina history. The couple first met in high…

Niall Hanley

A familiar face in an ever-growing crowd builds a restaurant empire by  Amber Nimocks photographs by Lissa Gotwals Beneath the din of a bustling Thursday evening crowd, the phone is ringing at The Hibernian Pub’s hostess stand. Niall Hanley is the…

Hitting its stride

by Jessie Ammons illustrations by Emily Brooks Consider Cary. “Everybody thinks there’s Raleigh and then all the other towns and cities outside of it. That’s really not the case,” says the town’s downtown manager, Ted Boyd. “Cary has exponentially grown.” According to…

Open road: Women bikers find their way

 by Ilina Ewen photographs by Jill Knight When Peter Fonda took to the open road in Easy Rider, he embodied the cinematic ideal of the macho male biker. These days, motorcycling isn’t just for the boys, and women are more than…

Put another nickel in

by Karen Lewis Taylor photographs by Justin Cook It began in childhood – as many grown-up interests do – when Keith Morris’s pinball-loving parents took the family to arcades. Keith was fascinated there by the workings of the coin-operated games and novelty…

He’s Goode: Becoming the coach he never had

by Hampton Williams Hofer photographs by Nick Pironio Any tennis player will tell you that the most coveted trophy outside of the professional circuit is the gold ball. No bigger than the nail on your pointer finger, the gold ball is…

Whoo cooks for you?

by Suzanne M. Wood illustration by Addie McElwee The first indication that the owl “safari” I was about to embark on would be more of an audio experience than a visual one came when leader Meredith Massengill hoisted a large black boom…

Sister act

Parker and Wynn Burrus organize dances and help break down barriers in the process by Settle Monroe Carson Vargas is in his second year at Broughton High School. His favorite subject is English. His powerful backhand is a mighty weapon…

Q&A with Rachel Hirsh

by Liza Roberts photograph by Nick Pironio Rachel Hirsh, singer for the local power-pop band I Was Totally Destroying It, is excited to move back to Raleigh after a stint in Chapel Hill.“It’s a more vibrant place to be,” she says….

Walter Now Podcast: March 2016

This month, we go behind the scenes of our March issue and sit down with Sarah Powers of the Visual Art Exchange. Tune in to listen to the latest Walter Now podcast.  

Spotlight: New chapter

by Jessie Ammons It’s not goodbye, it’s see you later. In fact, it’s see you very soon for Quail Ridge Books. Raleigh’s beloved independent bookstore will close its doors at the Ridgewood Shopping Center this month to move about five…

Spotlight: Art, not veggies

by Jessie Ammons You’ve heard of Community Supported Agriculture programs, the popular way to buy local, seasonal produce directly from local farmers. Now you can jump-start your personal art collection by joining Raleigh’s first Community Supported Art program, organized by…

Spotlight: March forth

by Jessie Ammons Put a spring in your step at Eno River State Park. To commemorate the centennial of North Carolina State Parks – the subject of a yearlong celebration throughout 2016 – the Durham outpost will offer hikes led…

Spotlight: Seeing is believing

by Jessie Ammons The N.C. Cultural Resources building, nestled between the General Assembly and Governor’s Mansion, houses thousands of rotating shelves filled with carefully organized archives – everything from government records to a citizen’s saved letters from World War II….

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