Category: People

Dave Rose: Raleigh’s man behind the curtain

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio In a modest bungalow along the grassy, unmowed edge of Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Hospital campus, Dave Rose presides over the Triangle’s most comprehensive music and entertainment empire. Unless you’re a music geek or one of…

CAM docents: Leading the way

by Liza Roberts On the first Friday of any given month, when Raleigh’s galleries and museums are all open late, art lovers head out to see the latest shows and mingle with their peers. When they walk under the cantilevered…

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…

Urban sketchers

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long “The world is so high-paced, everybody on their phone and looking down. Just sitting there and staring at something and drawing it slows your presence. You slow down and you really observe things.” – Scott…

Triple threat: B Corps thrive in Raleigh

by Alex Granados photographs by Travis Long In bustling downtown Raleigh, a different kind of business person is rising. He or she is an entrepreneur, and while profit is his or her driving force, social good is too. These folks combine…

The cuisine of Scott Crawford: Soon to be an everyday indulgence

by Liza Roberts photographs by Lissa Gotwals The seven-minute drive from chef Scott Crawford’s house near Yates Mill Pond to the state farmers market takes him past acres of rolling pastureland and rows of corn. It’s a daily journey for…

A judge for all seasons: Allyson Duncan

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams One day after a new hybrid orchid named for Allyson Duncan was accepted by the Royal Horticultural Society, she wore a suit of the same color to welcome visitors into her spacious corner office….

From golf to great: Raleigh’s Peter Millar goes global

by Liza Roberts photographs by Missy McLamb When Lindsay Browder leaves her historic home in Oakwood for work this fall morning, it’s warm enough for shorts. That’s fine at her office, where her yellow Lab, Palmer, is welcome, too. He…

FotoSwipe

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long “We never end up talking about the game itself or its technicalities, if we did an awesome backhand or something. Every time we switch sides or do a water break, we’re talking about FotoSwipe.” –…

The new philanthropists

 photographs by Tierney Farrell   A silver pendant in the shape of North Carolina shines above Nicole Stewart’s hear as she sips coffee at Joule. The busy downtown coffee shop, filled with young professionals, is a fitting location for the…

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