Category: Explore

Hooked on kayak fishing

by Suzanne M. Wood photographs by Jill Knight I’ve always admired fishing kayaks, with their canoe-style cargo capacity and high seats combined with the lighter-weight and kinder learning curve of a kayak. Their small draft also gives dedicated fishermen access to…

Bald Head Blues

“I do have a really good loyal customer base … People that I’ve grown up with and have known my whole life are now my customers … They have really supported me.” – Claude Pope III of Bald Head Blues…

The Raleigh Flea Market

Weird and wonderful photographs by Geoff Wood When the Raleigh Flea Market got its start in 1971, it boasted six tables and a handful of vendors. These days, the State Fairgrounds’ 20,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor extravaganza, held every weekend (except in October), is ranked…

Best Local Biking

by Mimi Montgomery I’ve never had the best luck with cars. I actually consider mysself a good driver, but I seem to be a walking, breathing manifestation of an automotive Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong will surely come barrelling…

Maupin Travel

“The internet changes the way people engage with the travel industry, but it doesn’t take away the need for service … Travel is pretty personal, and that’s an important experience for people.” – Trevor Smith, president and manager, Maupin Travel …

EVOLVE Movement

“There’s something about shaking off the Newtonian mechanical man-made time – minutes, seconds, days – that allows you to let go of tension and stress and the need to be perfect, or something other than who you already are.” –Carson…

Wilmington: A culinary tale of two cities

text and photographs by Dean McCord There was a time not so long ago that Wilmington was considered a coastal afterthought by some Triangle residents. It wasn’t a destination like Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach, and it lacked the storied history…

Stalking the Hoary Bittercress

by Mimi Montgomery illustrations by Addie McElwee In the interest of journalistic transparency, I’ll start this article off with a disclaimer: My knowledge of the flora and fauna that populate our local environment is slim. It can be narrowed down to…

Home on the water

by CC Parker Jerry Seinfeld once said, “There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.” Most parents know that a family vacation is most often just a relocation: same bickering, same feeding schedule … different venue. Not…

Port of Raleigh

by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long Walk into Port of Raleigh on South McDowell Street and you might think you’ve left the City of Oaks and entered the gift shop of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Light…

Functional art by Ryan Dart

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Juli Leonard If you happen to be a Spider-Man fan, you may have spotted a pair of stylish benches with a primeval flair making their motion picture debut in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Made…

Whoo cooks for you?

by Suzanne M. Wood illustration by Addie McElwee The first indication that the owl “safari” I was about to embark on would be more of an audio experience than a visual one came when leader Meredith Massengill hoisted a large black boom…

Frameworks

by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long Tucked into a row of shops off Dixie Trail, Frameworks is a family-owned gallery and frame design shop that’s been in business for 40 years. Owners Charles and Carolyn Younger started it as…

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