Category: Life & Style

Passing the RDU Baton

by Bill Krueger Brittany Iery grew up in Rocky Mount, but it was not unusual for her family to make the 60-mile trip to Raleigh to visit the mall or for one of her travel soccer games. So she was…

Dog days: Sophie

text and photo by Juli Leonard I don’t know if it is because my Oakwood neighbor Sophie is a grinner – yes, really, she does what is called “submissive grinning” in dog terms – or because of her tender rescue…

More a cathedral than a cowshed

text and illustrations by Frank Harmon The Dorton Arena at the N.C. State Fairgrounds was a technological wonder when it was built in 1952. Its cable-supported roof spanned the length of a football field and comfortably housed 7,600 spectators under…

Putting stereotypes on the run

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Carla Williams Seventeen girls dot the gravel track at Underwood Elementary, cheeks flushed and lungs full. Most are running. Some have slowed to a trot, and a few are walking, but they’re all smiling. No…

The making of a state champ: Emilia Migliaccio is up to the task

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Nick Pironio It’s silent on the fourth hole of MacGregor Downs in Cary. No wind, no birds, no golfers in sight – except Emilia Migliaccio. The 14-year-old slips a pink fuzzy cover off the head…

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