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Crown Jewel

Walking into Light Years is like walking into your best friend’s jewelry box. The shop on East Franklin Street is the smallest of three locations, but every inch...

Summer Reads

Whether you spend your summer reading engrossing novels or informative nonfiction, here, a few recommendations straight from Flyleaf Books owner Jamie Fiocco: SHOTGUN LOVESONGS  By Nickolas...

Behind the Music

Sawyer Sessions, Season 1 is an album to throw on in the heat of the afternoon, sitting on a front porch swing while sipping an...

Season’s Reading

Wells Tower’s “Seven Postcards from an Orange County Childhood” falls on page 100 of Amazing Place: What North Carolina Means to Writers, but one...

The Life Aquatic

Captivated by the underwater activity she saw while snorkeling at age 10 in Hawaii, Lia Barrett (right) was disappointed she couldn’t bring any fish home...

Model Mom

By the time Alison Britt had her third child, she was frustrated with the choices – or lack thereof – she had when it...

Set In Chapel Hill

Save Me is a new novel about love, truth and forgiveness – protagonist Daphne is reeling from the news that her husband has fallen...

Honoring Dean: The Story Behind Chapel Hill’s Newest Mural

Here’s the thing that is so lovely about Chapel Hill. We are a thoughtful community but also one that takes action. Upset about the death...

The Arts Visionary: Lauren Bromley Hodge

“Singing together is a great leveler,” says Lauren. “You don’t need an instrument.” It was in that spirit that she launched the Community Chorus Project...

The Musician: Emily Frantz

Emily was born and raised in Chapel Hill and began playing violin in elementary school. By the time she was a student at Chapel...