Category: Featured

Turn on the Light

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Keith Isaacs If you walk down Hargett Street past The Architect bar, you may notice a single green light glowing above its door. It’s not a relic from a bygone era or an homage to The Great…

A Home in Raleigh

by Mimi Montgomery Home. It’s a broad concept with a myriad of meanings. Homer touched on it a bit with his boy Odysseus and his travels after Troy’s fall; Faulkner obsessed over home and its rootedness in the past; and I’m…

Spotlight: Horsing Around, Shepherd Youth Ranch

by Mimi Montgomery More than 20,000 children in Wake County are affected by or are suffering from trauma, are underserved, and are in need, Shepherd Youth Ranch statistics show. The nonprofit’s mission is to help. The faith-based organization partners children and…

Spotlight: Sartorial Storytelling, Bella Bolsa Designs

by Mimi Montgomery Life often imitates art, but in the case of Lauren Van Hemert’s accessories company Bella Bolsa, it’s the other way around. The Raleighite makes and sells custom handbags with printed fabrics she designs herself, incorporating found objects like…

Chris Budnick

by Settle Monroe photograph by Christer Berg Connection and community are at the heart of Chris Budnick’s work. Like many of the men and women who come to his organization for help overcoming homelessness and addiction, the executive director of Healing Transitions…

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