Category: Raleigh Now Spotlight

Cool hand Luke

by Liza Roberts photograph by Nick Pironio When Raleigh artist Luke Buchanan met developer James A. Goodnight, Buchanan was pouring drinks behind the bar at Poole’s Downtown Diner, where he works many evenings. The two developed a rapport, and Goodnight became…

A really Raleigh Christmas

by CC Parker  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. My sister recently forwarded a sign posted on Pinterest: “The Cycle of life: You Believe in Santa; You are Santa; You look like Santa.” If you fall into the…

When Natalie Wood came to town

Brainstorm, one of many major movies shot in North Carolina, was Natalie Wood’s last. Scenes of the science fiction film were shot in Raleigh and around the Triangle, in places like Oakwood, Hayes Barton, Research Triangle Park, Chapel Hill, the…

Starring North Carolina

In August 2012, North Carolina Museum of History curator and film buff Katie Edwards had an idea. She knew that major movies and TV shows are often filmed in the Tar Heel State. “We’d all heard about Bull Durham, The…

Shop local

by Ernest Dollar This season, as you’re making your list and checking it twice, our area retailers would be grateful if you remember to “shop local.”  That didn’t used to be a matter of choice. Local was the only option, and…

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