Category: Explore

Strumming up a community: HARRY’S GUITAR SHOP

by Charles Marshall photographs by Geoff Wood Each weekday morning, a veritable supergroup of top local musicians gather in a fabled spot on Glenwood South. But they don’t plug in and jam together. Instead, they disappear into tiny rooms to…

Made in Raleigh: Rack ’em

photograph by Geoff Wood A stone’s throw from the Greek Revival capitol building in downtown Raleigh stands the oldest maker of pool tables in the state. Met-Tech, founded in 1943, specializes in custom pool tables made from oak, Siberian birch,…

The pied piper of Roanoke Park

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Juli Leonard  You might know Lyman Kiser. You might know him if you’ve ever been to Roanoke Park in Raleigh’s Five Points neighborhood on a Saturday and heard the giddy shrieks of children as…

Summiting Everest: With Martin Middle School behind him

by Charles Upchurch photographs courtesy of Chip Popoviciu It’s called the Death Zone. The last thousand meters from Camp Four to the summit of Mount Everest is an oxygen-fueled ridgeline traverse at 28,000 feet over ice, rock and snow –…

Lumina clothing

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard   For the creators of Lumina Clothing,  “dry goods,” a term for ready-to-wear clothing that dates back to 1742 England, connects their 2-year old business to North Carolina’s rich textile heritage. Based in…

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