Category: Profiles

Man-Mur: Live comedy, fine shoes

by CC Parker photograph by Jason Dail Tucked into a tiny, unassuming shopping center in the heart of Wolfpack country, Man-Mur Shoe Shop on Hillsborough Street may look like a run-of-the-mill shoe repair place, but for its longtime customers, Man-Mur…

On a global stage: A day in the life of the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences

by Liza Roberts photographs by Chris Fowler When 1,700 museum professionals from 30 countries gather this month at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for the prestigious global Association of Science-Technology Centers convention, these international scientists, researchers and educators will…

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds: No one-trick pony

by J. Peder Zane photography by Nick Pironio Ladies and gentleman, children of all ages, step right up and prepare to be bedazzled, bewitched, mesmerized and amazed. For a limited time only, you can witness the biggest, fiercest, most commanding creatures…

The sweet science of homemade wine

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Jason Dail Growing up in Greene County, Darrell Dail, 79, watched his father Frank make homemade scuppernong wine. The family’s grapes came from vines grown with cuttings from Dail’s mother’s family farm in Pitt…

The Holt brothers

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Tim Lytvinenko If there’s one thing football has taught brothers Torry and Terrence Holt, it’s how to be successful off the field. The former NFL players became local celebrities more than a decade ago…

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