Category: Art and Culture

Destination Walter: The Lost Colony

History lives vividly through a longtime Outer Banks production by Jason Frye “I knew I’d be back to direct,” says Ira David Wood III, the esteemed stage and screen actor perhaps best-known, at least around Raleigh, for his 40-plus-year role as…

Book Excerpt: Dr. Frederick Burroughs

Building Blocks, Challenges & Triumphs My integration of the Rex Hospital staff in 1977 was not to go unchallenged. The mid 1970s welcomed the arrival of a number of young, energetic African American doctors to Raleigh and Wake County. At…

Through the Lens: Nooks & Crannies

by Jessie Ammons Rumbley photographs by Madeline Gray Even as downtown Raleigh grows, there are a number of carefully considered spaces meant for lingering. From the enclosed rooftop patio of Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria to Budleigh neighborhood’s shared grassy plot, these…

Give it a whirl

The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park by Samantha Gratton photographs by Madeline Gray Drive into Wilson to visit the Whirligig Park, and you won’t know where to look first – or, frankly, just what it is you’re seeing. After watching the…

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