Category: People

Person Street comes alive

by Ann Brooke Raynal illustrations by Laura Frankstone Admit it. We’ve all done it. Driven to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on the corner of Peace and Person streets in our pajamas to pick up a dozen hot, glazed doughnuts. But these…

Putting stereotypes on the run

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Carla Williams Seventeen girls dot the gravel track at Underwood Elementary, cheeks flushed and lungs full. Most are running. Some have slowed to a trot, and a few are walking, but they’re all smiling. No…

Motorcycle maestro

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Chris Fowler The Italians will send your heart racing. Even the names are saucy. Bimota. Benelli. Ducati. Moto Guzzi. La bella figura with fuel injection and a lust for speed. Raleigh’s Bob Steinbugler, 63, an…

Passion project: Lisa Poole takes the helm at Quail Ridge Books

by Lewis Beale photographs by Nick Pironio It’s not easy following a legend. Think about it: How much pressure will there be on the person who succeeds Mike Krzyzewski at Duke? When Lisa Poole decided to buy Quail Ridge Books…

Jessica Holmes

  photograph by Travis Long “I’ve benefited from the generosity of people who have donated food to organizations like the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s BackPack Buddies. For me, it’s a matter of paying it forward in a very genuine way.” – Jessica…

The birth of a city

Reimagining RTP by J. Peder Zane photographs by Jill Knight When you reach The Frontier, the first thing you see is the people. They’re forming long lines, chatting and palm-reading their phones, waiting to purchase Korean barbecue, Italian pizzas, gourmet wraps, and…

Tal Holloway

photograph by Travis Long “Most people aren’t aware that you can build your own airplane. It’s a very intensive project; it’s a lot of time and it’s a lot of detailed work. It’s kind of like flying.” – Tal Holloway, pilot,…

To the moon: Kelly Shatat’s homegrown jewelry empire keeps growing

by Liza Roberts photographs by Missy McLamb Seven years ago, Raleigh native Kelly Shatat was a pharmacist making necklaces for fun at her dining room table. Today she is the chief executive of Moon & Lola, her own multi-million-dollar company,…

The work never gets old

by Beth Browne photographs by Jill Knight Sam Johnson has been fixing sewing machines for as long as he can remember. At 90, he’s worked in the same South Raleigh location for more than 50 years. He learned the business from…

At the push of a button: Raleigh emerges as 3D printing hub

by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Tim Lytvinenko If you happened to stroll by the Contemporary Art Museum at the beginning of the year, you may have noticed a cobalt shipping container parked in the gravel space in front of the museum….

Harnessed instinct

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Geoff Wood The hawk tenses on Bill Davis’s glove, eyes focused and brown-feathered wings wrapped tight around her body, and launches into flight. Her wings rear up, flashing the bird’s white underside, and her red…

In vino est art

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Eve Kakassy Hobgood Harriet Mills admits she’s a pretty good artist. But truthfully? She’s even better when there’s wine and a few friends involved. Mills is gambling there are a lot more people out there who…

On the verge: Jason Craighead

by Liza Roberts photographs by Lissa Gotwals Jason Craighead is one of Raleigh’s most prominent artists but calls what he makes “work,” not art. Painting is “making work.” Brushstrokes are “mark-making.” This member of the Raleigh Arts Commission, a former…

Rum Club

photograph by Tim Lytvinenko “In everything else in my life, I’m really minimalist, and in this one other thing, I’m really maximalist. I probably have 90 kinds of rum at home.” – Frank Thompson, founder of Rum Club Before you ask…

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