Category: Explore

Oak City Project: No bike snobs here

by Bill Krueger photographs by Tim Lytvinenko What is the Oak City Cycling Project? Yes, it involves bikes. But what kind of project, exactly, are David Zell, Ken Metzger and Jared Harber up to behind the giant garage door at…

Ashley Harris’s Vermillion turns 10

by Liza Roberts Ten years ago, Ashley Harris was an optimistic 27-year-old entrepreneur with a bank loan and a big idea: to sell high-end designer fashion in Raleigh. Today, she’s a successful and seasoned retailer whose Vermillion boutique has earned real…

Gift Guide 2013: Treasure for everyone

There are so many local options for all the people in your life. From everyday luxury to simply indulgent, let WALTER be your guide for giving this season. FOR HER Warm & chic Rabbit poncho. C.T. Weekends, Cameron Village. $488….

Eat Your Way Through Asheville

by Dean McCord photographs by Dean McCord and Alan Fleetwood A college buddy of mine used to tell me he was from L.A.: “Lovely Asheville.” I sort of understood what he meant, and I’ve frequently said that if I could move my job…

Quick and coiffed

This summer, Raleigh will become home to not one but two blow dry parlors. For several years, New Yorkers and Angelenos – not to mention Atlantans, Washingtonians, Chicagoans, and others – have had this sort of fast and affordable salon…

Move over, Martha!

photographs by Leslie Baker When Joyce Fitzpatrick and Gail Perry had young daughters, the two hard-working Raleigh friends decided to show their girls that they, too, could excel in the domestic realm. “Move over, Martha!” jokes public relations dynamo Fitzpatrick,…

Raleigh’s coolest office

text and photograph by Scott Huler You  have never been inside Raleigh’s coolest office.  And I mean no disrespect of the modern when I tell you that even when the new Citrix building is finished, the coolest office in Raleigh…

Where the Carolina-born turf meets the Carolina clay

The U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open in Pinehurstin June will no doubt inspire the amateurs among us to sharpen up their own games. Shane Ferguson is counting on it. When  he’s not playing the game himself or competing in…

Tapping local talent: High Cotton’s savvy sourcing

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard Raleigh native Beulah Louise Henry, an early 20th century inventor, once said: “If necessity is the mother of invention, then resourcefulness is the father.” Judy Hill, another Raleigh native and an inventor of sorts, embodies…

It takes a village

by Ann Brooke Raynal illustrations by Ippy Patterson Family came first for Sabrina Goode’s father, Robert Akins Goode, and for her mother, Emily Morgan Goode. Maybe that’s why, even though they lived a military life that took them far and…

They sell resell: Vintage, new, collectible

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Tim Lytveninko Raleighites have options when it comes to clothing consignment shops. These houses of style feature previously owned, often near-mint-quality clothing and accessories at a fraction of their original prices, appealing to those with…

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…

More a cathedral than a cowshed

text and illustrations by Frank Harmon The Dorton Arena at the N.C. State Fairgrounds was a technological wonder when it was built in 1952. Its cable-supported roof spanned the length of a football field and comfortably housed 7,600 spectators under…

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