Holly West

Holly West is the associate editor at Chapel Hill Magazine. After graduating from UNC in 2015, she worked as a reporter and editor in eastern North Carolina, but was quickly drawn back to the Southern Part of Heaven.

Stoney River’s Coffee-Cured Filet is the Perfect Balance of Sweet and Salty

Stoney River’s signature dish – coffee-cured filet with Brussels sprouts, $34 – took a while to catch on. “People would come in and say, ‘I don’t know. How strong is the coffee flavor?’” says General Manager Nik Rogers. In the time since the Chapel Hill location of the national franchise opened in February 2017, however, locals …

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Five Books From Local Authors to Take to the Beach This Summer

1 The Typist by Caroline Taylor Caroline Taylor’s newest novel focuses on the story of Judah Lundquist, a Midwest-bred typist working for an insurance agency in Washington, D.C. After a one-night stand with a neighbor, Judah must become a seductress and a thief, betraying a trusted friend with a hidden past of his own, to …

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Local Chefs Share Their Go-To Drinks and Dishes for Summer Cookouts

“Creamy limeade is a cool, refreshing drink on a hot summer day and something that will leave the neighbors talking!” Erik Monroe-Thompson Pittsboro Roadhouse CREAMY LIMEADE 4 juicy limes (add more or fewer depending on your preferred strength) 4 cups cold water 1 can condensed milk Ice Wash limes, cut into wedges and remove the …

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Zina Craft Joins Shannon Media, Inc.

Shannon Media, Inc. COO Rory Gillis announced today the appointment of Zina Craft to the position of senior account executive for Durham Magazine. Zina will work with new and existing accounts for the city magazine as well as for sister titles Chapel Hill Magazine and Chatham Magazine. She will report to VP/Sales & Marketing Ellen Shannon. Most recently, Zina …

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Weekend at a Glance: History, Hiking and Honoring Mom

THURSDAY VegFest on the Green – Southern Village is partnering with Triangle VegFest to bring the celebration of plant-based diets to the Village Green once a month through September. Rock out to local bands and check out a variety of vegetarian foods and products. FRIDAY Second Friday ArtWalk – Find out what’s happening at nearly 30 …

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Leaving the Fast-Paced Life of DC for a Slower, Healthier Lifestyle in Chapel Hill

Living in fast-paced Washington, D.C. took its toll on Lea Shanley’s health, especially after she suffered a moderate concussion. “The lifestyle there is an intense work culture,” she says. “Working long hours often precluded the ability to have a regular workout routine.” So when she moved to Chapel Hill in spring 2016, she decided to …

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At Age 80, Former College Basketball Player Finds a New Challenge in Playing Croquet

After decades in medicine that included pioneering the field of neuroradiology, Dr. Ralph Heinz knew he couldn’t just play pingpong in retirement. A former college and semi-pro basketball player, he needed a sport that exercised both mind and body but wasn’t too strenuous on his spine, which has undergone several operations. So, nine years ago …

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Cyrus

Hi, I’m Cyrus! Don’t let my grumpy face fool you – I’m a friendly, gentle giant with a sensitive side. If I had thumbs, I would write poetry all day. I’m one of the first cats to greet you when you visit, but I get nervous easily around the other cats because I really don’t …

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