Category: Our Town

Our Town: Game Plan: Elena Ashburn, principal, Broughton High School

“If you don’t know where you’re going or why you’re doing the work, then you won’t make any sort of transformational change.” –Elena Ashburn, principal, Broughton High School by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long As the Wake County Public…

Our Town: Game Plan: Triangle Glides

“People experience Raleigh in a different way.” –Baxter Knight, Segway tour guide, Triangle Glides   by Jessie Ammons photograph by Christer Berg Recently retired Mimi Raub spends most of her days soaking up fresh air, meeting new people, and “cruising…

Our Town: Shop Local: Taylor’s Fine Wine and Live Bait

“People crack up when they come in expecting bait and tackle and see a bottle of Silver Oak.” –Taylor Cash, owner, Taylor’s Fine Wine and Live Bait by Jessie Ammons photo by Travis Long   Twenty-seven years ago, Taylor Cash…

Our Town: Game Plan: Jake Wolf, vintage bike rider

“Riding around rolling hills and country roads on an old bike, there’s no other feeling like it.” –Jake Wolf, co-owner-founder, Capital Club 16 restaurant by Jessie Ammons photo by Travis Long “Family heirlooms come in all different shapes and sizes,…

Our Town: Off Duty: fire artist Meli Markham

“It’s a very profound feeling: knowing that what I’m doing can kill me, but learning how to build a relationship with the fire, understand it and how it works. You have to respect it.” –Meli Markham, firebreather and welding student…

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