Category: Noted

If You Can Call It a Game

A pandemic ritual to connect with friends turns into a celebration of the players that give college basketball its true spirit.

The Chosen One

Columnist Jim Dodson on spotting a red-tailed sentinel , his a faithful, four-legged soulmate and the concept of spirit animals

February Poem: Dots

In this poem, we are reminded that, while we may be individuals, our similarities far outweigh our differences.

Resolving to Practice

A poet pledges to write each day for 365 days, and finds that the exercise awakens a new creative energy.

2,022 Reasons to Love Raleigh

From our generous green spaces to robust arts community, here’s a reminder of just a few of the things that make the City of Oaks so great.

January Poem: Work

The word “work” can mean more than one thing — and this piece by a Raleigh poet inspires us to reflect, persevere, and try our best in 2022.

December Poem: Wet Christmas

What’s the opposite of a white Christmas? The same season, in North Carolina.

Have a Holly Raleigh Swissmas

A Raleigh native melds Christmas traditions with her Swiss husband — and finds the best in both.

The Poster at the Pig

The hunt for a long-forgotten advertisement featuring our old Piggly Wiggly is a reminder of the joy of friendship in small-town Raleigh

Time & Remembrance

As this North Carolina writer watches a honeybee take its final drink, bittersweet memories arrive and depart

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