Category: People

Hilda Pinnix-Ragland

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long “It always gives me lots of enthusiasm to see the graduations, but then also to see where the kids go off to. It’s invigorating to me.” – Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs…

Raleigh’s rodeo

photographs and text by Nick Pironio I’m always amazed by the number of hidden gems you can find in Raleigh. One of my personal favorites is Carousel Farms. For years, I let anyone who would listen know that every Tuesday…

Spotlight: Nanette loves Raleigh

Top women’s ready-to-wear fashion designer Nanette Lepore has never been to Raleigh, but says she feels like she already knows our capital city. Many of her interns over the years have come from N.C. State’s design school, and she knows…

Richard Jenrette: Always traveling…home

by P. Gaye Tapp Richard Hampton Jenrette’s success can be measured in many ways, but perhaps no more personally than in square feet. A Raleigh native and co-founder of maverick Wall Street investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, he has…

Forms that function

by J. Michael Welton photographs by Lissa Gotwals One’s a mere 650 square feet for both living and working, while another takes up three floors of a downtown high-rise. One’s the local extension of a major national architecture practice, while others…

Spotlight: Humans of My World

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Nick Pironio On a recent trip to Sri Lanka, Raleigh native William Moore wandered just a few streets over from the strip of five-star hotels where he was staying. “It was like entering this impoverished secret garden,”…

The local who knows: Jim Dodson’s Pinehurst picks

by Liza Roberts When the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open come to Pinehurst June 12-15 and June 19-22, as many as 400,000 fans are expected to converge on the quaint village known as “the cradle of American golf.” They’ll…

Coffee community

by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Travis Long A city growing as fast as ours is fueled by ideas, enthusiasm, and investment. A little caffeine doesn’t hurt, either. And now we’ve got it with a lot of local flavor, thanks to a…

David Burris: Telling stories

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photography by Nick Pironio Everyone should have Raleigh native David Burris’ knack for remaking his career every decade or so and landing a new dream job. This time, Burris, a former executive producer of TV reality show…

Art on wheels

by J. Michael Welton  photographs by Travis Dove When 22 rare Porsches roll into the North Carolina Museum of Art on Oct. 11 for Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed, it will mark not only the first time the museum has mounted a…

Armed and disarming: Cassandra Deck-Brown is the chief

by Amber Nimocks photographs by Nick Pironio To watch police chief Cassandra Deck-Brown work a room is to witness subdued charm in motion, armed with a service revolver and wearing a badge. Rather than back-slapping or glad-handing her way through a crowd,…

Spotlight: Green Chair Project

Heart & Home Housewarming Benefit by Anna Long What began as a fledgling idea among friends in 2010 is now a thriving nonprofit that has helped more than 1,000 area families in need. The Green Chair Project has grown from a…

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