Category: Raleigh Now Spotlight

Our Town: Spotlight: Lakeview Daylily Farm

IN FULL BLOOM Lakeview Daylily Farm by Jessie Ammons photographs by Geoff Wood Noel Weston knows plants. As the first-ever horticulturalist for the City of Raleigh, he spent three decades managing park blooms, roadside annuals, and the trees and grasses…

Raleigh Now Spotlight: Coastal Plain League

HEY NOW, YOU’RE AN ALL-STAR Collegiate summer baseball league stars play in Holly Springs by Jessie Ammons photograph courtesy of Coastal Plain League   Summer break for a college athlete means keeping up your game. For baseball players, it often…

Raleigh Now Spotlight: Festival for the Eno

SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER Festival for the Eno by Katherine Poole photo by Harry Lynch/News and Observer   Every summer since 1980, thousands of folks have come together on the banks of the Eno River in Durham to…

Raleigh Now Spotlight: Atlantic Beach July 4th Parade

Raleigh at the beach Atlantic Beach Fourth of July Parade story and photo by Matt Lail  Every Fourth of July, as it has for some 40 years, a half-mile stretch of a residential street in Atlantic Beach becomes the site…

Raleigh Now Spotlight: July 4th celebrations

HAPPY 4TH! Independence Day Celebrations by Jessie Ammons photograph courtesy News and Observer archive Whether it’s sparklers at the end of the dock at the family getaway or taking in The Works in downtown Raleigh, it’s not America’s birthday without…

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