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Barbecue That Goes Beyond a Plate of Pulled Pork

When a restaurant is called The Pig, it’s easy to focus on the pork. But don’t forget these non-barbecue options that are worthy of...

The Man Behind Chapel Hill’s Iconic Ice Cream

"Is he selling himself short?" asks Allison Nichols-Clapper before sitting down comfortably on the couch in Bob Nutter’s family room. A partner in the...

Big Brother Becomes Hero When He Crosses Triathlon Finish Line with Sister in Tow

When Maddie Harrison crossed the finish line at the JUST TRYAN IT triathlon – just ahead of her older brother, William – she got...

Find a Summer Something for Your Kids

Florence Eiseman Seersucker Dress, $76 Puddle Baby Green Toys Submarine, $15 The Children's Store Mayoral Polo and Plaid Shorts Set, $41 Puddle Baby Swim Diaper and...

Burger Breakdown with Al’s Burger Shack

Let’s go beyond the obvious – “Flavor first,” says Al Bowers of Al’s Burger Shack, knowing that’s a given – and into an advanced...

Midway Community Kitchen Connects the Community Through Cooking Classes

It's Monday night at Midway Community Kitchen, and everyone is talking about sugar. It’s everywhere, added to thousands of processed foods that aren’t even...

8 Home & Garden Must-Haves

<– Rocking Horse, $89.95. Twig.           Wreath, $275.95. Purple Puddle. –>          <– Cedar Wine Barrel Planters, $89.99 each. Fifth Season Gardening Co.      Moss Rose Coffeepot, $45. Branching Out. –>              <– Raindrop Birdhouse, $24.99. Southern Season.     Small birds by artists...

Chapel Hill Artist Illustrates Bob Dylan’s New Children’s Book

How did you become an illustrator? When I was little, I got pegged as “the little artist kid.” I went to college at Kansas...

Local Children’s Book Encourages Girls to Take the Lead

This is a political campaign we can all get behind. Sadie McGrady, Leading Lady is the story of a spunky young girl who runs for...

Local Musician Writes 77 Songs in Honor of Beloved Wife

Don Stewart didn’t get around to playing his guitar during his 38-year long marriage to his wife, Kit. Life was perfectly full already: They...