Catherine Merriman
September 2019

Orchid Odyssey

Sep 9, 2019 Megan Dohm 0
A plant from Raleigh’s “orchid lady” makes for the perfect gift or home addition. It all started 28 years ago, with one orchid, white with hot pink stripes. And then, two more the next day. Soon, […]
State archivist Sarah Koonts
September 2019

Primary Sources

Aug 29, 2019 Megan Dohm 0
Preserving history at the NC Archives. A classic elevator ‘ping!’ announces each visitor’s arrival to the search room in the State Archives building on Jones Street. Long work desks with sturdy document props, reference librarians and […]
Civil war round table
June 2019

What’s in a War

Jun 14, 2019 Megan Dohm 0
Raleigh’s Civil War Round Table uses history as a lens to understanding what unites and divides us. Once a month, members of the Raleigh Civil War Round Table file into the Daniels Auditorium in the North […]
Tintype photography
June 2019

What’s Your (Tin)Type?

May 31, 2019 Megan Dohm 0
The final transformation of a tintype portrait takes about five seconds. Durham-based photographer Riley MacLean thinks it’s like watching a Polaroid from 1850. In five “Mississippis,” the image flips from a slightly eerie negative to a […]
April 2019

Well Read

Apr 22, 2019 Megan Dohm 0
Cheerful, brightly colored books line the shelves, there’s a three-legged dog named River and two scrappy women are at the helm—it’d be easy to idealize a place like Dog-Eared Books.  Tucked away from the buzz […]
March 2019

All Aboard

Mar 10, 2019 Megan Dohm 0
Sunshine warms members of the Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club as they migrate from breakfast in City Market to their almost-downtown clubhouse for a couple hours of building. The club is roughly 2,000 square […]
February 2019

The Art of the Wild

Feb 11, 2019 Megan Dohm 3
It’s a coolish morning, and rain beats a gentle pattern on the craftsman’s tin roof. In the front of the shop, finished products are on display, and the trim is lined with bright award ribbons. […]
December 2018 / January 2019

Boulted Bread: Bread Before Dawn

Dec 10, 2018 Megan Dohm 0
“Is that a timer?” Joshua Bellamy cocks his head. It’s a Friday morning at Boulted Bread, and timers are going off every 10 minutes or so. The sky is still pitch black, but the bakery […]
December 2018 / January 2019

A Terrible Troupe

Dec 1, 2018 Megan Dohm 0
Ten years ago, W.S. Hobgood had a terrible idea. He was newly retired, still an avid church organist, and had just completed an orchestral conducting class at UNC. A knack for the craft is nothing […]
November 2018

Pecan Day

Nov 21, 2018 Megan Dohm 0
For five decades, southwest Raleigh’s NC Farmers Market has offered seasonable, Carolina-sourced produce, straight from the growers themselves. Throughout the year, the stock lining the edges of the open air market building shifts with the […]
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