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Nuptials on Halloween Night Celebrated by Couple and Costume-Adorned Guests

For Chapel Hill-bred Ali Halperin, meeting Bryan O’Leary in Atlantic City in 2010 was a stroke of luck. Having been convinced by mutual friends to visit the casinos, the two spent the evening attempting to impress one another – Bryan with his “so-called gambling skills” and Ali with the “Cupid Shuffle.” Two weeks later, when …

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Customize the Fabric of Your Dreams Thanks to WeaveUp

You’ve searched high and low for the perfect ikat fabric. One’s too dark, another’s the wrong shade of blue and the third option is a little too bold. Flint Davis noticed this lack of variety presented to consumers by standard fabric dealers and knew it was time that the industry embraced technology. Flint, a Governors …

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Why This Firefighter Runs Races While Wearing 50 Pounds of Gear

Ever considered running a 5k, a half-marathon or a marathon? We’ve all been there at some point. You’ve thought about it, hoping you could check it off your bucket list or that perhaps the onerous training might get you in shape, but whether you can actually talk yourself into it is a different story. But have you …

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Weekend Best Bets: Folk Art, Fannie Breeze and “Wine and Cheese, Please”

39th Carolina Jazz Festival – Thursday through Saturday, 11am – From jazz improvisation to the UNC Faculty Jazz Ensemble, the Carolina Jazz Festival has something for everyone. The event will culminate in a performance by the Count Basie Orchestra joined by Dianne Schurr and the New York Voices. Check online for a schedule of events …

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Weekend Best Bets: Beatles, Beethoven and Basketball

Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading – Thursday 7-8:30pm – Mark Smith-Soto and Janice Moore Fuller, the featured poets of the night, will read for 20 minutes each and then it’s time for open mic poetry. Participants will gather at The Root Cellar next door prior to the reading. 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; Free; 919-942-7373; …

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