Reindeer with Santa's sleigh
November 2015

Raleigh Christmas Parade Facts

Oct 28, 2015 Annie Grant
The Raleigh Christmas Parade always takes place before Thanksgiving to kick off the shopping season—this year Nov. 21 at 9:40 a.m. in downtown Raleigh. You’ll want to get there a few hours ahead to get […]
November 2015

Are Guns Really the Problem?

Oct 28, 2015 Christa Gala
Every time I teach my class at UNC-Chapel Hill, I lock the doors once my students are seated. I didn’t do that two years ago. But the sad reality is that mass shootings are commonplace. […]
Coach Mark Gottfried
November 2015

Q&A with NC State’s Mark Gottfried

Oct 28, 2015 Christa Gala
The Wolfpack Men’s Basketball team will play all home games at the PNC Center while Reynolds Coliseum undergoes massive renovation. NC State’s season kicks off against Cal State Los Angeles November 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets […]
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 […]
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. […]
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