Category: Profiles

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…

Sweetly Southern

by Leslie Maxwell photographs by Eric Waters Before 2015, Angie Tucker, 36, and Christin Kubasko, 28, spent their days as Wake County high school guidance counselors. Evenings, they baked. Using Tucker’s home oven and a standard KitchenAid mixer she’d received as a…

The air is sweet at Butterfields

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Keith Isaacs When you walk into the Butterfields candy factory in Nashville, N.C., the first thing that hits you is the smell. Sweet and delicious, it’s like you just stepped into a big bag of the peach-and-coconut-flavored…

Breaking the cycle

Southeast Raleigh Promise Project aims to end intergenerational poverty by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Travis Long When Raleigh is mentioned as one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, the towers of central downtown and midtown come to mind. So do the soon-to-boom…

William Ivey Long: In search of the heat

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio William Ivey Long, the prolific, multiple-Tony Award-winning costume designer, has drama – and Raleigh – in his blood, and in every single one of his earliest memories. “I grew up in the stage left dressing…

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