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Techie Transforms a Farm Into a Home

This was originally published in out September/October 2014 issue. Kimberly Jenkins must choose her words carefully. She methodically plans out what she’s going to say...

Something Worth Preserving

April McGreger has spent much of her adult life selling canned goods at farmers’ markets. But many of the folks buying her award-winning Farmer’s Daughter pickles and...

Out With the Sad, In With the Glad!

As we barrel along towards the end of 2014, overeating, overshopping, overdrinking and overdoing, I think it’s helpful to pause and think for a...

411 West’s Rosemary Gin & Tonic

Ring in the New Year with this classic by Trae Smith of 411 West, elevated by rosemary and pomegranate. 1 ½ oz. North Carolina Cardinal gin 3 oz. Fever...

The Dish: Bella’s International Cuisine

After three years in Durham, the family behind Bella’s moved their eatery to Carrboro and swiftly transformed a former wing joint into an elegant space. With daughter Valerie Hernandez creating...

Summer Lovin’

East Chapel Hill High graduate Joey Hawkins met UNC alumna Christie Pennell while working in the after-school program at the YMCA. That summer they both worked at Camp Clearwater and soon Joey asked Christie out...

Elaine’s Heirloom Cocktail

Cozy up by the fireplace with a good book and this spiked apple cider by Damon Shattuck of Elaine's on Franklin. It’s just as good with Rye...

The Love Boat

  Chapel Hill native Taylor Williams met Outer Banks native Mik Lisenby at the end of their freshman year at ECU and not long after,...