Category: Our Town

Duc Tran: Crawfish connoisseur

by Liza Roberts photographs by Catherine Nguyen If your cookout requires 240 pounds of live Louisiana crawfish, it’s important to plan ahead. Raleighite Duc Tran, a Vietnamese immigrant by way of Biloxi, Miss., knows the drill. Twice a year, he has four…

Shop Local: Bald Head Blues

“I do have a really good loyal customer base … People that I’ve grown up with and have known my whole life are now my customers … They have really supported me.” – Claude Pope III of Bald Head Blues…

The Usual: The Raleigh Dart League

“I used to pitch back in the day. I thought it’d be easier to throw a dart 7 feet or so than to throw a ball 65 feet. I’ve been proved wrong.”  -Jim White, Wells Fargo mortgage underwriter and member…

Game Plan: The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

“The Big Rock is the crown jewel for North Carolina and most of the East Coast.” – Ven Poole, Waste Knot crew member by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Christer Berg When the 58th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament kicks off June…

On Duty: Raleigh Police Department Mounted Unit

“Working with a horse is not only therapeutic for us, but it gives us an opportunity to meet people. It’s like an icebreaker for people in the community. They don’t see us, they see the horse.” – Officer M.R. Sherian,…

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