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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.

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Stay In and Brunch

In Feature Stories, May 2020 by Raleigh MagazineLeave a Comment

Although we’re all homebound for the foreseeable future, it just wouldn’t be May without brunch. We asked 11 local chefs to share recipes for their favorite brunch menu dishes so we could try our hands at home. And if you’re not exactly a whiz in the kitchen? All are available to go. Happy brunching!

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Fighting With Science

In Feature Stories, May 2020 by Tracy JonesLeave a Comment

Whether we’re working on the front lines or sewing masks or helping to flatten the curve by simply staying at home, most of us are doing what we can to help tackle the coronavirus head on—including Raleigh’s renowned research university. At NC State, students, former students
and faculty are creating, innovating and donating, from 3D printing face shields to contributing to COVID research to providing much needed PPE.