The patron fairy of Raleigh

by Liza Roberts illustration by Vanessa Mercante Boyd When Vanessa Mercante Boyd, a native of Marostica, Italy, moved to North Carolina in 1997, the trained artist was working in technology, writing code, and enjoying a flourishing, computer-tethered career. “I thought technology…

Pretty is as pretty does

  by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen A self-professed serial renovator, Carole Marcotte has breathed life into her family’s Spanish Colonial in Hayes Barton. Carole Marcotte gets a thrill out of solving design problems. With the precision of a mathematician…

Playing for the mug

by Scott Huler Through the fog of a dimly lit bar, a two-beer buzz, and the blood rushing through my brain, my eyes focus on Fritz, as his grinning visage seems to float towards me. Fritz is short, with the…

Hear: String work

by Mary E. Miller photographs by Nick Pironio Hearing the raucous laughter that accompanies any Sunday afternoon convening of Rode Hard the Band, it’s hard to imagine that the first notes played, the ones that formed this group, were blue….

A President’s legacy: Andrew Johnson’s relatives return

by Thad Woodard, president and CEO, N.C. Bankers Association School children gather before the statue on the Capitol grounds in Raleigh every day to admire the three presidents noted as North Carolinians by birth: James Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Andrew Johnson….

Book Excerpt: Drawing from practice

  by J. Michael Welton Chapter 13: Frank Harmon Expressing the Idea On a late spring morning in 2011, a motor coach jam-packed with North Carolina architects nosed into the parking lot at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s Palladian retreat in…

Faith, thy name is…

text and photograph by Juli Leonard Wired curls, a confident jaunt, and a watchful eye are the trademarks of Faith, a small terrier/schnauzer mix. She is often seen accompanying her owner, attorney Walter Rand, to work in downtown Raleigh. Despite…

Ashe County weekend

  photographs by Jim McGuire It was a hot July morning in Raleigh when strategist Nation Hahn, nonprofit executive Alexis Trost, and restaurant owners Van Nolintha, Angela Salamanca, and Matt Kelly packed their cars for a weekend adventure. The friends,…

Q&A with Local Design Personalities

Walter asked seven Triangle-area interior designers and architects with varied design sensibilities to share some of their favorite things. Your design philosophy? “My philosophy is to keep things classic, simple, and timeless.” –Rodolfo Gonzales of Rodolfo Gonzales Interior Design in…

William Lewis: It’s all storytelling

by Tracy Davis photographs by Scott Sharpe William Lewis wants to tell you a story. Storytelling is at the heart of his job, which is to preserve our region’s traditional music in all its many forms, from bluegrass to gospel,…

Seen in Raleigh: #HopscotchBunny

photographs by Tim Lytvinenko Every year on the first weekend of September, thousands of devout music fans flood Raleigh’s streets and venues for the Hopscotch Music Festival. We hop around, drinking, dancing, and generally having fun. Though we may be in…

Spotlight: Save room

  by Jessie Ammons Go ahead and begin working up an appetite now for the food and drink festival TerraVita, taking place October 8 – 10. Now in its sixth year, the event has grown from a celebration of the Triangle’s…

The Holt brothers

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Tim Lytvinenko If there’s one thing football has taught brothers Torry and Terrence Holt, it’s how to be successful off the field. The former NFL players became local celebrities more than a decade ago…

Spotlight: Day of INnovation

  If you’re an innovator, an entrepreneur, or just inspired by the ingenuity that goes into starting something new, September 10 is your chance to learn from some of the area’s best. Two different events make it possible to spend your…

Advertisement