Category: Our Town

Game Plan: Tim Giuliani

“At the end of the day, a good job is key to people’s quality of life.”–Tim Giuliani, Raleigh’s new Chamber of Commerce president by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long Not many kids want to be a chamber of commerce president when…

Off Duty: Pota Vallas

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long Pota Vallas, 107, took a 16-day Atlantic voyage to reach America in 1924. “I came from a little Greek town caled Chrysafa. It was like Garner or Cary, outside of Sparta,” she says. “I was…

Shop Local: Reliable Loan and Jewelry

“They think we’re just the typical pawn shop, when really we’re the complete opposite.” – Alan Horwitz, owner of Reliable Loan and Jewelry by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long On the section of South Wilmington Street now defined by a trio…

The Usual: Raleigh Beer and Hymns

“When people come to a pub, they’re seeking community. So we’re here, we sing hymns, we do pray together at the end, and that’s it.” –Rev. Claire Clyburn, Methodist minister and co-founder of Raleigh Beer and Hymns by Jessie Ammons photograph…

Game Plan: Boho Beads

“We’re both so lucky and have so much that we should be thankful for, and we wanted to be able to give back in some sort of way.” –Harris Parker, co-founder, Boho Beads by Mimi Montgomery photograph by Travis Long…

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