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Editor’s Letter: May 2017

Welcome to Walter’s fourth annual travel issue! Every year in May, we get out of town, at least in print, for North Carolina adventures of all kinds. We hope to tell you stories that’ll nudge you off your porch (as…

Raleighites: St. Mary’s School

St. Mary’s School at 175 Raleigh’s oldest continually operated school celebrates a major milestone.   by Hampton Williams Hofer photographs by Jillian Clark [archival photographs courtesy of St. Mary’s School] On May 12, Saint Mary’s School, the nation’s second oldest…

Profiles: Courage: NC National Women’s Soccer League

Profile in {NC} Courage by Liza Roberts photographs by Ray Black III It’s a late March afternoon at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, where 25 professional soccer recruits are gutting it out on a secluded practice field behind the stadium….

Bee City: Alice Hinman keeps it buzzing

by Hampton Williams Hofer photographs by Peter Hoffman Alice Hinman is a regular at many of Raleigh’s hottest spots: Kings, Centro, Garland, Standard Foods, Big Boss Brewing Company, Stanbury.  She hits them all weekly, but she doesn’t use the door….

The Right Mix: The Cardinal

“We want to do one thing well and that’s it. We’re not trying to be a restaurant or anything,” says Jason Howard, one of the three owner-founders of The Cardinal, a low-key bar on West Street near Glenwood South. But…

Sweet thing: lucettegrace

by Liza Roberts photographs by Keith Isaacs The macarons have their own fan club. Pink and blue and green and red and purple and toffee-hued, half a dozen varieties beckon like jewels from the cabinet at the downtown pastry shop lucettegrace….

The Office — coworking spaces take hold in Raleigh

by Jessie Ammons photographs by Keith Isaacs The way we work is changing. “It’s about so much more than the physical space,” says Jason Widen, entrepreneur and co-founder of HQ Raleigh downtown. Widen helped launch HQ in 2012 as a place to…

Space and Light — architect Louis Cherry makes his mark

by J. Michael Welton photographs by Lissa Gotwals Talk to anyone who knows architect Louis Cherry’s work, and one adjective inevitably slips into the conversation: Comfortable. It’s a hallmark of his finely tuned interiors, his mastery of scale and proportion, and…

Big O’s River Retreat

text and photographs by Julie Williams Dixon Springtime on the Roanoke River is a fisherman’s paradise. First come the hickory shad, sometimes as early as mid January. As the days stretch out and the water warms, large numbers of fish move…

Smoke Signal

by Jessie Ammons photographs by Keith Isaacs The idea began, as many do, over two stiff drinks. “My partner, Mike Thor, and I were at one of the best whiskey bars in town, Foundation,” says Jeff Mickel, co-founder of downtown’s Whiskey Kitchen….

Building Together — A community contributes, Boys & Girls Clubs benefits

by Liza Roberts The elegant brick house in Raleigh’s Country Club Hills rose quickly over the last several months. From initial concept to fully furnished showcase, the construction of the 6,000 square-foot, $1,999,900 residence on Granville Drive relied, as most high-end…

A Carolina Oyster Roast

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Jillian Clark Ostreophiles might say our primordial beginnings explain the bond between man and mollusk. Somehow, we made it out of the mud. After more than 500 million years, they’re still in it, anchored one to the…

The Long View, A New Purpose for the Poe House

by Jessie Ammons Tucked behind WakeMed hospital at the end of an unassuming side street stands a stately stone house, a gracious counterpoint to the health care center’s sprawling clinical grounds. “It’s always  had a great spirit,” says Diane Smith, whose…

Saint Augustine’s University, staying the course at 150

by Henry Gargan photographs by Christopher T. Martin At Saint Agnes Hospital on Oakwood Avenue in Raleigh on Nov. 6, 1958, a boy named Everett Ward was born. Nearly 60 years later, he has a rare opportunity: to keep the very place…

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