October 2018

Hell Hath No Fury Like the DMV

Oct 15, 2018 Christa Gala 0
“Go to Siler City,” they said. “It will be easy.” All summer I’d been reading about the DMV debacles blanketing social media—the long waits, the chronic understaffing. Surely, it couldn’t be that bad. These complainers […]
CALS student holding sweet potatoes.
June 2018

Raking in the Dough

Jun 16, 2018 Christa Gala 0
North Carolina is poised to be a major player in the realm of food technology There’s money in making food for our fair state—and not just in restaurants and farmers markets. Next year, the state, in conjunction with […]
March 2018

Mindfulness- with a side of salt

Mar 12, 2018 Christa Gala 0
“SO, I WANT to do a salt cave for my birthday,” my friend Gina said one night at our regular girls get-together at her house, where we sip adult beverages and solve the world’s problems.  “Huh,” I said, thinking it sounded odd. […]
December 2017/January 2018

Where Are They Now?

Dec 1, 2017 Christa Gala 0
Just two years ago, Raleigh Magazine profiled what it deemed the 10 Most Eligible People in Raleigh. These were folks with full lives, successful professionally, engaged in the community, friendly and interesting but who just, […]
June 2017

Flower Power

Jun 5, 2017 Christa Gala 0
Two stay-at-home moms discover the untapped market of flower bars. Ever heard of one? The concept just could be their crowning glory. Imagine attending a wedding or baby shower, but instead of leaving with a […]
February 2017

Chain Reaction

Apr 10, 2017 Christa Gala 0
Southern Living named Raleigh among the “Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South,” and last year Zagat named us #19 in its “26 Hottest Food Cities.” Independent restaurants are flourishing, and national chains are knocking. […]
Shepherds Pie with Guiness
February 2017

Pubs We Love

Feb 1, 2017 Christa Gala 0
February is pretty much the month of hibernation in the South. We’re impatient to get on with warmer weather—especially since the delight of the holidays and the suspense of the Super Bowl is over.  February […]
December 2016 / January 2017

The End of Fast Fashion?

Dec 14, 2016 Christa Gala 0
Julie Majkowski is sick of “fast fashion,” the mass-produced clothing churned out every season by the big box stores. “The fabric of late is of terrible quality,” says the owner and designer of Random 434 […]
December 2016 / January 2017

Shop for a Cure

Dec 7, 2016 Christa Gala 0
Attending a neighbor’s barbecue benefitting the Avon Walk to cure breast cancer (called Avon 39) was all the inspiration Debbie Cain needed to get involved.  Cain, owner of Inspirations Home Décor and More on Glenwood […]
November 2016

Fiddle Me This

Nov 14, 2016 Christa Gala 0
Could you win a violin just in time for the holidays? Student Katelyn Martin tried twice before finally winning a custom-made violin from wood carver Mike Anderson. That’s two essays she had to write; the […]
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