Category: Life & Style

Chasing perfection stroke by stroke

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Geoff Wood The wooded shoreline of Lake Wheeler is still dark this early, but the water is sunlit, and young rowers already are hauling their long pencil-boats down to the water. Like everything in the…

Thanksgiving parade

photograph by Juli Leonard  Well prepared birds deserve to arrive in style. From decorative English transferware to simple pewter, Raleigh shops offer several options for glamming up Thanksgiving’s main dish. Gobble gobble!

It takes a village

by Ann Brooke Raynal illustrations by Ippy Patterson Family came first for Sabrina Goode’s father, Robert Akins Goode, and for her mother, Emily Morgan Goode. Maybe that’s why, even though they lived a military life that took them far and…

Hometown heroes: The World Series champs next door

by Cam Higgins “Should I use the autograph I’ve been practicing, or just sign my normal name?”  Few 13-year-olds get the chance to ask their coach that question, but then again, Dante Defranco and his fellow players on the West…

Piece by piece

by Jesma Reynolds Born into a family of scientists and doctors, local rocker and entrepreneur Cheetie Kumar was marked at birth when her mother gave her the Hindu name Chitra, meaning “portrait” or “artist.” Her life has been a vibrant…

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