Category: Reflections

The Ocracoke Tribe

by Burke Koonce photographs by Missy McLamb In September 1976, on the Aldert Root Elementary School playground, there were really only three legitimate male “role models” for first grade boys. Hawkeye Whitney, the star forward on the N.C. State basketball team, was…

Coming together

The Red and Green party by Laurie Geer Back in the summer of 1984, I was newly married, newly relocated, newly jobless, newly far from family and friends, and newly transplanted from Atlanta, Ga., to Raleigh, N.C. As the holidays rolled…

Giving thanks

At this time of year, as families gather to give thanks, time is allowed to slow down, and memories of people and seasons past can bring meaning to the present. Here, three locals share some of their favorite Thanksgiving memories….

A rock ‘n’ roll revival

by Billy Warden Not even the makers of Viagra have pitched the restorative powers of their product as insistently as proponents of rock ’n’ roll. From Bruce Springsteen to Joey Ramone to Pink, billions of decibels have gone into claiming for…

A love of reading, a love of learning

by Hannah Ueland illustrations by Jeannine Erasmus My earliest adventures were solving crimes with Nancy Drew and living on a train with the boxcar children. I have rowed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics with the University of Washington’s men’s rowing…

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