Category: Our Town

Shop Local: Maupin Travel

“The internet changes the way people engage with the travel industry, but it doesn’t take away the need for service … Travel is pretty personal, and that’s an important experience for people.” – Trevor Smith, president and manager, Maupin Travel …

The Usual: EVOLVE Movement

“There’s something about shaking off the Newtonian mechanical man-made time – minutes, seconds, days – that allows you to let go of tension and stress and the need to be perfect, or something other than who you already are.” –Carson…

Game Plan: Richie Shaffer

“It’s awesome. I love the Carolinas in general … This is a good place to be.” –Richie Shaffer, Durham Bulls baseball player by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long Raleighite Richie Shaffer, 25, is happy to be back for a second season…

Off Duty: Sean and Lizzy Fowler

“The restaurant is fast-paced and high-stress. When I’m out in the garden, I have to slow down and be in tune to the natural world. … It’s meditation, a relief.”  – Sean Fowler, chef and owner of Mandolin restaurant by Jessie…

Shop Local: Port of Raleigh

by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long Walk into Port of Raleigh on South McDowell Street and you might think you’ve left the City of Oaks and entered the gift shop of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Light…

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