Category: Arts & Culture

Starring North Carolina

In August 2012, North Carolina Museum of History curator and film buff Katie Edwards had an idea. She knew that major movies and TV shows are often filmed in the Tar Heel State. “We’d all heard about Bull Durham, The…

Shop local

by Ernest Dollar This season, as you’re making your list and checking it twice, our area retailers would be grateful if you remember to “shop local.”  That didn’t used to be a matter of choice. Local was the only option, and…

Spotlight: Feeling operatic

Opera Gala by Mimi Montgomery The North Carolina Opera will host its 2015 Opera Gala October 3 with cocktails, dinner, dancing, live performances, and an auction at the North Carolina Museum of History. It’s a fitting venue for the company’s five-year-anniversary…

Just do it

Kel Landis III wrote his new book about getting things done in about six months, but the ideas behind it have “been cooking for 10 years.” The co-founder of Plexus Capital, former CEO of RBC Centura, and Raleigh community leader…

Oakwood oddities

Downtown’s Historic Oakwood offers plenty for visitors to see. There are period homes, lush gardens, and Raleigh’s oldest private cemetery. The News & Observer’s photo editor and staff photographer Juli Leonard took to these tree-lined streets with iPhone in hand…

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