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Holiday Hosting During COVID

In Feature Stories, November 2020 by Lauren KruchtenLeave a Comment

Hosting friends or family from out of town at your home can be overwhelming at the best of times, not to mention during a global pandemic. This year, we’re encouraging you to set up your visitors in one of Raleigh’s unique hotels, where they’ll be treated with the utmost care and have access to all the towels they could ever want. Show visitors around town with this guide to some of the city’s best sights, activities, museums, shops and restaurants.

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Reflections on a Movement

In Feature Stories, July/August 2020 by Jane PorterLeave a Comment

Sometimes it’s been peaceful, sometimes painful, sometimes beautiful and sometimes violent. But there’s no denying, the last few weeks in Raleigh and the nation have brought on a reckoning—one that looks, at this moment, to promise lasting change. In a photo essay, we share thoughts and images from those who protested racial injustice and police brutality peacefully last month as well as the faces of those impacted by looting and destruction and the beauty and creativity that emerged in colorful murals on ply board panels all over downtown.

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North Carolina Beach Cheat Sheet

In Feature Stories, July/August 2020 by Lauren Kruchten3 Comments

Before you hit the Carolina coast this summer, use our beach cheat sheet to discover which beach fits in with your idea of a perfect summer getaway. We explore 17 of our favorite North Carolina beach towns and what each has to offer, from famous doughnuts to fireworks on the boardwalk to friendly seafood-focused restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing escape or a fun-filled family vacation, there’s an ideal North Carolina beach for you.

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Reopening Raleigh

In Feature Stories, June 2020 by Lauren Kruchten1 Comment

It’s certainly an uncertain time. The coronavirus has businesses owners reevaluating their operations, laid off employees looking for any job they can get, students celebrating graduations without ceremony and event planners at a loss about what to do next. And now, the state is reopening and Raleighites are wondering what the future holds. We talk to store owners, chefs, school leaders, church pastors and many others about what reopening will look like for them, and what we can expect in this new version of “normal.”

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Made in Wake

In Feature Stories, June 2020 by Raleigh MagazineLeave a Comment

Local makers need love, too! Eat, drink and shop local with this collection of Wake County-made goods from all of your favorite local artisans, including Raleigh Denim, Videri, First Olive, Carolina Popcorn Shoppe, Wandering Star Soap and many more.