Category: Profiles

No small beer

Raleigh taprooms and community by Dean McCord photographs by Nick Pironio Yes, we need beer. What was once an afterthought in the U.S. – craft beer – has become a phenomenon. In the early ’80s, there were fewer than 100 craft breweries…

Sepi Saidi: An optimist first

by Amber Nimocks photographs by Nick Pironio With another narrator, the story might seem a tragedy: A young woman leaves her home for opportunity in a far-off land, only to learn shortly after her departure that her father has died and that…

Leon Capetanos

A Triangle-based Hollywood screenwriter launches Act II by  Jessie Ammons photographs by Nick Pironio In 1965, Leon Capetanos, a UNC graduate from Raleigh with a poetry degree, answered a call to make a difference in the world. He embarked on a year…

Doctors doing good

by Liza Roberts Raleighites are a worldly bunch, venturing frequently to distant places for work and for pleasure. But the group of travelers we most wanted to profile for this travel issue take themselves far from home in order to do…

Niall Hanley

A familiar face in an ever-growing crowd builds a restaurant empire by  Amber Nimocks photographs by Lissa Gotwals Beneath the din of a bustling Thursday evening crowd, the phone is ringing at The Hibernian Pub’s hostess stand. Niall Hanley is the…

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