Category: Arts & Culture

Visiting Nannie at Mayview

by Gibbons Ruark The door swings to behind me and I smell, Among thick vapors from the hidden bedpan, The roses and the rubbing alcohol. You lie propped up on a pillow. The fan Whirrs slowly as you blink your eyes…

Spotlight: Rosé in the garden

by Jessie Ammons ‘Tis the season for garden parties. The Person Street District’s Wine Authorities will host a themed soirée May 23 to celebrate a favorite spring wine choice: rosé. Many people think it’s a sweet wine, says Craig Heffley, founder…

Dog days: A treasure

text and photograph by Juli Leonard Currituck, a 9-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever that works as a therapy dog, has a special kind of power. With his golden brown eyes, soft coat, and gentle nature, the dog has a soothing presence…

Spotlight: Walter welcomes William

by Jessie Ammons The Triangle’s robust theater scene is home to almost three dozen actively producing playhouses and venues. If you have a hard time choosing a production, maybe it’s easier to stick with a playwright. Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh is…

Doing the right thing

As a 10-year-old, Jean Gordon Carter knew she wanted to be a lawyer: Glued to the legal dramas she watched on television, she would make her own impassioned summations to the TV jury. Carter still loves to read murder mysteries,…

Junior League of Raleigh: Leading and serving

by Todd Cohen photograph by Jillian Clark  As a young girl growing up in Lumberton, Selene Brent never heard of the Junior League. But she did get deeply involved in giving back to the community, learning critical lessons about sharing and leadership…

On mothers: What Miss Ruby taught me

by Lisa Grele Barrie photograph by Juli Leonard  Most Sunday afternoons after church, the Bullock family gathers at the Oakwood home of its matriarch, Miss Ruby, to share a meal and play some cards. I used to watch with curiosity as their…

Ann Goodnight collects art and North Carolina benefits

by Catherine Kimrey Breeden photographs of Ann Goodnight by Nick Pironio At first glance, Ann Goodnight could be mistaken for any elegant woman seated fireside in the Umstead Hotel’s art-filled lobby on a wintry day. But as she settles in for…

Bicycle Racks

photographs by Travis Long City cyclists know that Raleigh has some of the coolest bike racks anywhere. Top row: spelling it out at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar; knitted up at Raleigh Times bar; words to go at Gringo A Go…

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Where the heart is: Home is a first language for English Bernhardt

by Jessie Ammons Home, to English Bernhardt, conjures a few specific places. Namely, afternoons at Jubala Coffee, where the Ravenscroft grad often spent afternoons studying; and North Carolina Theatre, where she spent countless hours over many years. “I love the people…

Spotlight: Arts in Action

by Anna Long There’s a program in Wake County elementary schools that is making kids want to go to school. It’s not recess. But it feels that way. North Carolina Arts in Action is using dance lessons to teach students life…

Visual history: Revisiting the site of an iconic photo

by Dwane Powell There were no cars in sight at the sleepy rural crossroads in Person County. Since the road was the most level spot around, it seemed a good place to set up a tripod for our subject: an old,…

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