Category: Profiles

Beauty Forged

by Hampton Williams Hofer photographs by Peter Hoffman In the back of a Five Points warehouse,  blacksmith Ben Galata produces custom ironwork using tools he’s made himself. On one side of his workshop is a pneumatic power hammer that pummels molten metal…

Saint Augustine’s University, staying the course at 150

by Henry Gargan photographs by Christopher T. Martin At Saint Agnes Hospital on Oakwood Avenue in Raleigh on Nov. 6, 1958, a boy named Everett Ward was born. Nearly 60 years later, he has a rare opportunity: to keep the very place…

Chris Budnick

by Settle Monroe photograph by Christer Berg Connection and community are at the heart of Chris Budnick’s work. Like many of the men and women who come to his organization for help overcoming homelessness and addiction, the executive director of Healing Transitions…

The Preiss Is Right

by Liza Roberts photographs by Christopher T. Martin Once upon a time, if you were a college student, you most likely shared a cramped dorm room with a roommate or two, walked down the hall to the bathroom, drank stale coffee in…

The Odyssey

Lou Moshakos’s restaurant empire by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Christopher T. Martin On an unusually warm autumn day, Lou Moshakos is inspecting tomatoes. A shipment has just arrived at Taverna Agora, his Greek restaurant on Hillsborough Street, and he wants to make…

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