Category: Raleighites

The Office — coworking spaces take hold in Raleigh

by Jessie Ammons photographs by Keith Isaacs The way we work is changing. “It’s about so much more than the physical space,” says Jason Widen, entrepreneur and co-founder of HQ Raleigh downtown. Widen helped launch HQ in 2012 as a place to…

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…

Countdown: Putting on the North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball

A co-chair’s diary by Samantha Thompson Hatem It’s early November 2016, days before the gubernatorial election – which nobody yet knows will be contested even after election day – and Jennie Hayman, fellow Junior League of Raleigh member and unofficial keeper…

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…

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…

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