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Laura Zolman Kirk

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Associate Editor Laura Zolman Kirk is a Kentuckian turned Chapel Hillian and totally in love with this special slice of North Carolina.

Former Stay-at-Home Mom Builds Her Own Business From the Ground Up

Tell me about your business. I established myself as an LLC in January 2015. It’s just me, and anyone who helps me is a...

Carolina Brewery’s Crave-Worthy Cuban Adds Local Flair to a Classic Sandwich

Walking on Franklin Street recently, you may have noticed Carolina Brewery’s new look. Not only are there updated outdoor seating options and planters expertly...

Parents: We’ve Featured Extracurriculars To Keep Your Kids Engaged

SPORTS We are fortunate to have many specialized sports complexes and team leagues to help kids expend some energy and learn leadership and discipline skills...

Local Businessman Creates Sports Startup To Turn Casual Fans Into Passionate Ones

What does your company do? Fanalytical helps college athletic departments turn casual audiences into passionate, engaged fans. Our fan intelligence software provides actionable insights...

Granddaughter of a Franklin Street Flower Lady Carries On Her Legacy

Bettye Jenkins Owner, Bettye's Flower Design Growing up, were you always drawn to flowers? My grandmother Ada Edwards was one of the original “flower ladies.” She raised...

Our Staff Shares: Favorite Family-Friendly Restaurants

"Where do you eat with your kids?” We posed this question to our staff whose children range in age from young toddlers to college...

Parents: Check Out These Unique Local Story Hours

HONEYSUCKLE TEA HOUSE STORY CORNER Thursdays, Chapel Hill Breathe in the herb-scented air as one of Honeysuckle’s own tea slingers reads classic and contemporary children’s stories...

Local Fall Fashion Finds to Make Your Wardrobe Pop

We shopped local boutiques for unique pieces that will seamlessly fit into your lifestyle. Divided by color palette, browse our fall fashion staples and...

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It: Must-Try Tacos in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Moroccan On My Mind What started as a passing experiment for Janet Elbetri of Sandwhich one Saturday morning in 2015 with an impulse-bought press turned...

Weekend at a Glance: Bikes, Beer and Bites

Carolina Brewery Grand (Re)Opening – Thursday – Celebrating 22 years this summer, Carolina Brewery – which recently underwent a remodel – is opening anew and offering...