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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.

Explore This Spacious Morgan Creek Retreat

The drive to Botanical Way is lush, curving through tree-lined streets around Morgan Creek. Turn onto Botanical, and the houses are substantial in scale...

A Look Inside This Close-to-Campus Retreat

Among Chapel Hill's archetypal stately historic homes, Jeremy Salemson’s on Country Club Road stands out. Rich caramel-colored stained wood shutters and doors accent the...

A Hospitable Home with Heart

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...

Mipso’s Libby Rodenbough Defines Her Role Differently

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...

Designing an Airy, Expansive Home Without an Inch of Wasted Space

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...

Northside’s Neighborhood Advocate

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

A Lifetime of Teaching and Learning

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

Revamped Home Nestled in the Heart of Downtown Offers a Cozy Abode

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...

Splurge with a Conscience on Dog Collars that Benefit Rescue Organizations

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

Traditional Townhome Transformed into Modern Oasis

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...