Category: People

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…

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….

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,…

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…

Building an army of Jamies

by Liza Roberts photographs by Khristopher Williams and Robert Pettus When Raleigh strategist Nation Hahn met a few dozen friends to plant vegetables at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s farm last spring, he wasn’t there just to grow food for a…

The fabric of our city

text and photographs by Christer Berg With a deep passion for telling stories through portraiture, I recently set out to photograph the people who make Raleigh hum, those who help it grow, and those who make it an exciting, creative,…

Beverly McIver: Giving voice to those who have none

by Liza Roberts photographs by Lissa Gotwals If you didn’t know better, you might mistake Beverly McIver for a regular person. An unusually warm and friendly person, sure, and one with a reflexive generosity. But familiar. Partly, it’s her easy…

Chris Corchiani

by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Missy McClamb “Whenever you’re doing something for someone, it’s just a good feeling. And so for us, each last Sunday of the month is almost like a party.” –Chris Corchiani, owner, Marathon gas station at…

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…

Building a bridge to Broadway: NC Theatre enters its fourth decade

by Andrew Kenney photograph by Travis Long Saturday night at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the 30th season of North Carolina Theatre is a formal affair. Heels and dress shoes click down Fayetteville Street toward the tall columns and glass walls of the theater….

Women inspiring innovation

  by Liza Roberts Celebrating local women entrepreneurs The Triangle is well-known as a hotbed of entrepreneurism. From global brands like Red Hat to fashion labels like Raleigh Denim, our local success stories span the worlds of technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer products,…

Sam Harris

  photograph by Travis Long “Imagine a lawn mower flying upside down. Size-wise, that’s what we’re talking about.” – Sam Harris, marketing director of cyber security at Teradata and president, RC Helis Only radio-controlled helicopter flight club Once or twice a month, Sam…

The gift of a lifetime: The art of Jim and Mary Patton

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio “It does something for you. Something rich and powerful and exciting. It has to be around.” Jim Patton is in his Chapel Hill apartment, surrounded by extraordinary art and talking about it. “I can’t imagine…

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