Category: People

Queen for a day

photographs by Missy McLamb At Needham B. Broughton High School, there’s homecoming and there’s prom, but the event of the year is the Queen of Hearts. The annual affair combines the elegance of prom with homecoming’s school spirit, then adds an…

Remembering Dean Smith

by Dean McCord photograph by Missy McLamb When I arrived in Chapel Hill in August of 1981, I had no idea of how my life was about to change. This 17-year old Pennsylvanian had never flown on a plane, or been farther…

Grit and beauty: The evolution of Justin LeBlanc

  by Liza Roberts photographs by Tim Lytvinenko “I need to make.” Justin LeBlanc’s fingers fly across a swath of mesh, attaching zip-ties to fabric in careful rows. “I’m a maker. If I don’t make…I go crazy.” Not that there’s any…

Overcoming barriers, building leaders

by Lewis Beale photographs by Nick Pironio When Marco Zárate arrived here from Mexico in 1979 to study for his master’s degree in industrial engineering at N.C. State, he discovered that Hispanic culture in the Triangle was basically nonexistent. No Hispanic markets,…

A day in the life of the Carolina Hurricanes

photographs by Geoff Wood Raleigh’s Carolina Hurricanes have undeniably had a challenging few years. The team hasn’t made it to the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2009. Its current record of 16-25 puts it in last place in the NHL’s Metropolitan…

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