Category: Walter Profile

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…

Oak City veterans

photographs by Robert Willett On Nov. 11, our nation honors the service of all military veterans. North Carolina has the third-largest military population in the country, and is also home to nearly 800,000 veterans, so our state has a special role…

In the garden with Tony Avent

by Liza Roberts photographs by Justin Cooke On a hot, cicada-loud summer day at Tony Avent’s place, a black cat slips through the canes of a massive muscadine vine, one of 23,000 plant varieties that fill these 28 Raleigh acres. Home to…

Gather in peace

Braima Moiwai and the djembe by Thomasi McDonald photographs by Peter Hoffman Sierra Leone, West Africa, Dodo village, 1965: It is a land of cascading rolling hills. To get there, travel eastward from the Atlantic Ocean, journey through virgin forests dotted…

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