Raleigh Rescue Mission
December 2017/January 2018

The Magic of Giving Back

Dec 1, 2017 Mandy Howard
It’s impossible to know exactly what to expect when volunteering somewhere new, but sometimes those surprises are, in a word, magical. As I tied my apron strings to serve lunch at the Raleigh Rescue Mission’s downtown […]
Conversation spaces
November 2017

Intimacy in the Open

Nov 6, 2017 Mandy Howard
Conversation spaces can be the cherry on top of your open floor plan. Once upon a time, “Where do we put the TV?,” was the first question in home design. Today’s homeowner, however, is embracing a […]
October 2017

Reviewing Online Reviews

Oct 9, 2017 Mandy Howard
When you’re about to head out for the night and want to try something new, what’s the first thing you do? When you’re in the market for a new car, home appliance or plumber, what’s your […]
Feature Stories

Private Matters

Sep 1, 2017 Mandy Howard
In an online world, are private investigators a dying breed? The sign on the door was peeling and the blinds were crooked, I raised my hand to knock when the door flew open. “I knew […]
July 2017 / August 2017

Finding His Groove

Jul 24, 2017 Mandy Howard
Raleigh funk artist, Jamil Rashad (aka Boulevards) finds a more mature voice on his second album, but never forgets where he came from. Love for music came at an early age for Jamil Rashad, aka Boulevards. Growing […]

How to Geek out this Summer

Jun 12, 2017 Mandy Howard
No longer a word of derision be proud and own your nerd and geek moniker.  Welcome to Elvegast! Anachronism: (noun) a thing belonging or appropriate to a period other than that in which it exists, […]
April 2017

Friends after Facebook

Apr 17, 2017 Mandy Howard
Deyna Hardison did her best to stay above the fray as feuds erupted online. She did her best to ignore disagreements until a close friend posted about Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling during the National Anthem: […]
April 2017

Even Par

Apr 3, 2017 Mandy Howard
Legendary golf coach retires after almost a half a century on the course When a golfer sinks his final putt on the 18th green, the only thing left to do is sign his scorecard. Officially, […]
Feature Stories


Mar 1, 2017 Mandy Howard
It may be only one word but “faith” embodies a varied and personal set of beliefs. We explore the wealth of religious diversity that exists in our city. Raleigh Magazine wanted to write a story […]
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