Category: Raleigh Now Spotlight

Spotlight: Bonnets for babies

by Jessie Ammons photographs by Jillian Clark As Leza Driscoll approached 23 weeks pregnant with twins, she was beginning to hit that exhausted phase most mothers can recall. One hot afternoon, she fainted, and before she knew it she was in a…

Spotlight: Schoolkids Records puts a positive spin on change

by Tracy Davis photographs by Travis Long It’s business as usual over at Schoolkids Records this spring, and for owner Stephen Judge, that’s a welcome change of pace. Last year, after almost four decades of business on Hillsborough Street, Schoolkids celebrated both…

Spotlight: American Aquarium

1,600 people + 31 states + 3 countries + 1 city +1 record = 1 Raleigh weekend by Tracy Davis photograph by Joshua Black Wilkins Roots-rock band American Aquarium loves its Raleigh hometown, but the band is forever leaving it behind,…

Spotlight: Ducking cannonfire

by Anna Long photograph by Michael McCloone On most days, Darrell Markijohn practices law in Canton, Ohio. He goes home at night to his wife Hillary and their four children, and spends his leisure time training horses on their historic farm. But…

Spotlight: Audubon’s lights out

by Jessie Ammons photographs by Jillian Clark In the early morning hours of spring, pairs of walkers take to the streets of downtown Raleigh. They meet at the Wells Fargo building at 6:30 a.m. sharp, rain or shine, to gather supplies –…

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