Spotlight: Relay away

by Mimi Montgomery Summer vacation may mean time off for the little ones; but for busy parents, that’s a little harder to come by. Between packing for summer camp, carting kids off to the pool, and arranging trips to the beach,…

Spotlight: Burk Uzzle tribute

by Jessie Ammons One of the country’s most highly regarded photographers began his career at age 17 in his native Raleigh, where he was a staff photographer for the News & Observer. At 23, Burk Uzzle became the youngest photographer ever…

Spotlight: Shall we dance?

American Dance Festival by Mimi Montgomery Movement is alive in the Triangle this summer when the American Dance Festival hosts its 83rd season in Durham June 16 – July 30. Heralded by The New York Times as “one of the nation’s…

Spotlight: Firework round-up

by Jessie Ammons If you’re staying in town for America’s birthday, there are plenty of festivities to partake in. From watermelon-seed spitting contests to sophisticated picnics with the Symphony, two-day small-town celebrations to parking lot firework displays, here’s a local roundup….

Bald Head Blues

“I do have a really good loyal customer base … People that I’ve grown up with and have known my whole life are now my customers … They have really supported me.” – Claude Pope III of Bald Head Blues…

The Raleigh Dart League

“I used to pitch back in the day. I thought it’d be easier to throw a dart 7 feet or so than to throw a ball 65 feet. I’ve been proved wrong.”  -Jim White, Wells Fargo mortgage underwriter and member…

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

“The Big Rock is the crown jewel for North Carolina and most of the East Coast.” – Ven Poole, Waste Knot crew member by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Christer Berg When the 58th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament kicks off June…

Raleigh Police Department Mounted Unit

“Working with a horse is not only therapeutic for us, but it gives us an opportunity to meet people. It’s like an icebreaker for people in the community. They don’t see us, they see the horse.” – Officer M.R. Sherian,…

Art 2 Wear

by Liza Roberts photographs by Robert Willett With the wave of a visionary wand one night in April, ambitious students at N.C. State’s College of Design transformed Talley Student Union into a glamorous showcase for their manifold design talent. The event, in…

Modern traditions

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen It only takes a spark, so they say. In the case of Elisabeth and Todd McGowan’s recent house renovation, a decision to upgrade their kitchen led to a total first-floor overhaul that now…

Snap Pea Underground’s movable feast

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Tim Lytvinenko It’s 3:30 p.m. on a recent crisp spring Sunday, and Raleigh Denim Workshop is humming. But it’s not the whirring of sewing machines that typically enliven the space – this is the weekend, after all….

Green tomatoes: Better unripe

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark They say patience is a virtue, but it’s never been one that I can claim. Nowhere is my shortcoming more apparent than in the kitchen. I’m always going to be one of those cooks that…

Turning a blind eye

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Eric Waters Joey Barbour and Michelle Palacios met when Barbour was a bartender at Glenwood Avenue’s Cornerstone Tavern and Palacios came in for a drink. “I played the whole cool-bartender-role type thing,” he recalls. “And I played…

No small beer

Raleigh taprooms and community by Dean McCord photographs by Nick Pironio Yes, we need beer. What was once an afterthought in the U.S. – craft beer – has become a phenomenon. In the early ’80s, there were fewer than 100 craft breweries…

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