The Love Boat

By Leah Komada | December 1, 2014

  Chapel Hill native Taylor Williams met Outer Banks native Mik Lisenby at the end of their freshman year at ECU and not long after, they started dating. In October 2011, the couple went on a cruise with 40 of their family members and friends who were all let in […]

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The Arts Visionary: Lauren Bromley Hodge

By Andrea Griffith Cash | November 15, 2014

“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 (CCP) in 2011 in collaboration with UNC’s music department. Lauren had been in the music business for decades and was loving television’s Glee and the spotlight […]

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The Musician: Emily Frantz

By Jessie Ammons | November 8, 2014

Emily was born and raised in Chapel Hill and began playing violin in elementary school. By the time she was a student at Chapel Hill High, she’d shifted her methodology to fiddling and played in a bluegrass band called Bluemont Road. A few years later, she met singer/songwriter Andrew Marlin […]

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Orange You Glad You Worked Out?

By Jessica Stringer | September 3, 2014

Confession: I’ve never tried CrossFit or Pure Barre. I’m not really into yoga. I’ve taken one spin class in my 20-something years. Other than recently starting to lift weights with my Incredible Hulk of a boyfriend, the only exercise I’ve stuck to is a good long walk, or when the […]

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Our Creative Class: Leo Gaev

By Matt Dees | June 19, 2013

Meet Leo Gaev, your friendly neighborhood metalsmith. Working out of a Lloyd Street shop in Carrboro, he and his employee, Sam Steele (really!), have produced grand work for large commercial and residential clients, including an outdoor steel-and-glass canopy at Lantern and a pizza oven for the new Pizzeria Toro in Durham. He’s also a go-to subcontractor for architects, making structural supports that, hopefully, […]

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