Amanda Lamb with WRAL Chief Photographer Ed Wilson.
October 2015

The Risk of Live Reporting

Sep 24, 2015 Christa Gala
At the end of August in Roanoke, Virginia, reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot to death by a disgruntled ex-coworker during a live broadcast for WDBJ. The incident rattled newsrooms […]
Charlotte Harris and Stephanie Sneeden
October 2015

Digital Age Etiquette

Sep 24, 2015 Christa Gala
Charlotte Harris launched the gift shop bearing her first name 25 years ago this month when she was still wrangling the kids at home. Today those kids are grown, both invovled in the family business. Her […]
Ghosting
October 2015

Are You a Ghoster?

Sep 24, 2015 Beth Hatcher
The New York Times recently reported on the phenomenon of “ghosting”amongst celebrities—the act of disappearing, even though you thought you had a relationship (familial, romantic or otherwise). Your calls aren’t answered, your texts, emails, nothing! […]
Natty Greene's closing
September 2015

Natty Greene’s : 2010-2015

Aug 22, 2015 Christa Gala
It was a sad day August 1st when Natty Greene’s brewpub poured its last pint at its restaurant location downtown. Faced with a large rent increase, NG’s decided to pull out of downtown for now. […]
Dancing with the stars Raleigh connection
September 2015

Raleigh Teen Wins Industry Dance Award

Aug 22, 2015 Christa Gala
Last month, a Raleigh teenager got to rub shoulders on the red carpet with some of Hollywood’s most famous dancers and choreographers at the Avalon Theater—including Nigel Lythgoe of “So you think you can dance?” […]
Rent. vs. own
September 2015

Rent vs. Own

Aug 22, 2015 Christa Gala
Homeownership is often lumped into the “American dream” but not everyone’s buying in. Here’s some quick stats that break down the trend.   105 million: Number of Americans who rent their homes. 20 years ago: The last […]
Downtown Raleigh
September 2015

Downtown Affluence: What’s It Really Cost?

Aug 21, 2015 Christa Gala
Back in January, Bill King, planning and development manager for the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA), took inventory of his downtown storefronts and realized retail shops needed help staying downtown. (We’re talking soft goods—clothing, shoes, home […]
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