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Sara Stephens: CEO, Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce

By Jessica Stringer | May 2, 2015

“I actually live on my great-great-grandparents’ old tobacco farm on the outskirts of town. My parents are my next- door neighbors. I have two sets of aunts and uncles across the road. We live not far from the plantation my family was on. I’ve had friends say, ‘Oh my God. […]

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Run for a Reason

By Jessica Stringer | April 15, 2015

With four kids and a baby, Jay Radford is quite the doting dad. And his baby just happens to be the Not So Normal Run, the philanthropy-focused race he started in September 2014. The stay-at-home father, who also runs the Mom in Chapel Hill blog for parents, was feeling a little stir crazy when he […]

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A Dog’s Purpose

By Amanda MacLaren | April 10, 2015

Who would give a happy welcome to the guests of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill? Holly would. Who would curl up on the hospital bed of a patient rehabilitating from surgery, offering comfort while simultaneously helping to lower their blood pressure? Holly would. And who would calmly sit while […]

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In The Dog House

By Jessica Stringer | April 4, 2015

Snow is on its way to Chapel Hill, but inside the Green Beagle Lodge, the stone fireplace keeps everyone warm during a Valentine’s-themed event. The crowd mingles as they sample chocolates and sip wine. But others, lacking a refined palate (and patience), gobble down their treats. “The dogs don’t care. They […]

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Carolina Brewery Celebrates 20 Years

By Kelly Archer | February 20, 2015

Carolina Brewery‘s craft beers have won numerous accolades nationally and statewide, and have been featured in international beer festivals, including the World Beer Championships. Founded in 1995 by owner Robert Poitras, the craft brewery model has been a pioneer for brewing in North Carolina. This year, they turn 20 and […]

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The Progressive Pastor

By Jill Warren Lucas | February 9, 2015

Fifty years ago, just months after the assassination of President Kennedy and years of often violent protests across the South, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. Its solemn weight forced balance on the long-skewed scales of blind justice and put to rest a chapter in […]

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Class Act

By Caitlin Owens | February 7, 2015

This story was originally published in our January/February 2015 issue. Ariel Kantor, a senior at Chapel Hill High, started the Chapel Hill Elementary Tutors, volunteers every Saturday at UNC Hospitals, did research last summer through the National Institutes of Health Student Internship Program, and competes on his school’s junior varsity basketball team and […]

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Wedded Bliss

By Andrea Griffith Cash | January 27, 2015

Brides-to-be – many with fiancés, friends and family members in tow – filled The Carolina Inn for the 20th annual bridal showcase. Attendees met vendors ranging from photographers and cake creators to florists, officiants and the Chapel Hill Magazine team. Photography by Andrea Griffith Cash

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Love of Learning

By Jessica Stringer | January 22, 2015

During the past three decades, the Public School Foundation has given $3.5 million to Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. In January, the nonprofit organization hosted a “Thanks for 30” celebration at the Chapel Hill Country Club, where executive director Kim Hoke and president Laura Baxley spoke about the organization’s many accomplishments. […]

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The Golden Rule

By Jessica Stringer | January 15, 2015

Eleven-year-old Leanne Joyce was waiting for the results of an echocardiogram during her annual appointment in 2011 at Duke Children’s Hospital when a group of volunteers came around passing out small items. Leanne received an iTunes gift card, and, though she can’t recall what games or songs she downloaded with it, she remembers the gift’s […]

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