Category: Life & Style

Hawks and Doves: Jessica Ullom dreams big

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard Turning a hobby into a career can be an unlikely dream. But by tapping into her vast trove of flea market finds – old feed sacks and Americana textiles – Jessica Ullom has…

Chess on ice

by Ilina Ewen photographs by Missy McLamb Begun with the Scots in the sixteenth century, it is hailed as one of the world’s oldest – and coldest – sports. But that hasn’t stopped the recent and unlikely renaissance of the sport of…

A place between the mountains and the sea

by Suzanne M. Wood The opportunity to fuel up at one of my favorite restaurants sealed the deal when I considered which local segment of North Carolina’s Mountains-to-Sea Trail to hike on an early winter afternoon. Conveniently, a 2.2-mile section of…

Cricket leaps into the Triangle

by Ilina Ewen photographs by Ray Black III Chances are, when North Carolinians hear the word cricket, they’re thinking bugs. Not the game of ball, bats, and wickets first played in England in the 16th century, now second only to soccer…

Making a list, checking it twice

by CC Parker illustrations by Emily Brooks Last fall, my husband and I decided it was time for our children to see Theatre In The Park’s A Christmas Carol. A friend suggested seeing a matinee at the Durham Performing Arts…

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