Category: Our Town

Shop Local: Swagger

“I wanted it to be a fun place. The items make you happy and they’re just funny. I love it when I’m standing behind the counter and I can hear customers laughing.” –Mandy Becker, owner, Swagger by Jessie Ammons photograph…

Game Plan: ArtCurious

“I’m hoping to give an interesting spin to art history for people that don’t know a lot – or anything – about it.” –Jennifer Dasal, producer and host of the podcast ArtCurious by Jessie Ammons N.C. Museum of Art associate…

The Usual: RTP180

“We wanted to create a platform for people of all professions to share what they’re working on and the innovations happening in various realms.”   –Anna Rhyne, coordinator of monthly RTP180 talks at The Frontier by Jessie Ammons Debate, fashion,…

Off Duty: Adam Dipert

“A lot of people say, ‘Oh, you’re a circus performer and you study physics, those things are so different!’ In my mind they’re not, they’re exactly the same thing.” –Adam Dipert, nuclear physics doctoral candidate and circus artist by Jessie…

Melded interests: Five Fork Studio

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Liz Condo Functional, simple, beautiful. Those are words longtime friends Michael Everhart, 31, and Will Stanley, 32, use to describe the furniture they build under the name Five Fork Studio in Chapel Hill. For the…

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