Category: Life & Style

Fight Club

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Geoff Wood  In a warehouse across from Meredith College, Wes Caudill is running a fight club. Boxing and fencing, two of the oldest sports on earth, are finding new blood at his NBS Gym. The…

The designers of Boylan Heights

by Amber Nimocks photographs by Travis Long Maybe Boylan Heights owes its creative spirit to close quarters. Living there means knowing one’s neighbors, and those neighbors tend to be creative types with eclectic interests. The neighborhood, which spans just six…

Landing the big one: Kelly Barefoot lures them in

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Geoff Wood The airbrushed colors come at night. The green and orange of an autumn leaf. The silver-blue of darting fish. Soon, the airbrush is out again. Flawless transitions. Scale patterns in geometric perfection. As a…

The patron fairy of Raleigh

by Liza Roberts illustration by Vanessa Mercante Boyd When Vanessa Mercante Boyd, a native of Marostica, Italy, moved to North Carolina in 1997, the trained artist was working in technology, writing code, and enjoying a flourishing, computer-tethered career. “I thought technology…

A President’s legacy: Andrew Johnson’s relatives return

by Thad Woodard, president and CEO, N.C. Bankers Association School children gather before the statue on the Capitol grounds in Raleigh every day to admire the three presidents noted as North Carolinians by birth: James Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Andrew Johnson….

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