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Jessie Ammons

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Jessie is a former Chapel Hill Magazine editor-turned freelance culture writer based in Chapel Hill. She tends to structure her days around a morning cup of coffee and evening glass of wine.

Walk into the Woodfin household and you are apt to be greeted with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, no matter the time of day. “Would...

It’s been a whirlwind journey for Mipso, the bluegrass-indie-folk band formed by Carolina grads in 2010. What started as a fun side project for...

It started with a fireplace. Stephen and Ann Aylward were living in a traditional house with a gas fireplace, and building codes wouldn’t allow...

Kathy Atwater spent three decades as the administrative assistant of the UNC School of Medicine department of surgery. She retired in 2008 and still...

Ellen Manning grew up across the globe, spending time living in Latin America and Europe. The world she loved the most was the natural...

This story originally appeared in our March 2015 issue. Like many first-time homebuyers, Alex and Kate Sayre had criteria in mind that they were unwilling...

Erica Preo was working as a graphic designer for luxury brands in San Francisco when she had the realization familiar to many animal lovers:...

Walking into the foyer is like exhaling a deep breath: relaxing and grounding and blithe. The palette is neutral, and the vibe is hip and...

“I feel like I popped out of the womb a raging modernist,” says Arielle Condoret Schechter. The architect is sitting in her bright and...

You could say Erin Ozer is wrapped up in her work. After almost a decade working in arts administration in New York City, the...