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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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The Volunteer: Allison Worthy

By Chapel Hill Magazine | November 20, 2014

After almost two decades of living out a passion for volunteering daily, Allison is part of a network that now constantly comes full circle. “For me, volunteering is about contributing to my community and supporting causes I believe in,” she says. “I am most passionate about supporting our public schools […]

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The Inspiration: Vivian Connell

By Adrianne Stone-Gibilisco | November 19, 2014

This story originally ran in the November 2014 issue. By the time she was in sixth grade, Vivian had lived in several Southern cities due to her father’s work in sales and textiles. The first person in her family to earn a college degree (from the University of Georgia), she […]

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Coach Sylvia Hatchell: 700 UNC Wins & Living Cancer Free

By Andrea Griffith Cash | November 13, 2014

In addition to achieving 700 wins at UNC, Sylvia Hatchell is the winningest active coach in women’s basketball (908-321), a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer and a three-time national coach of the year. Under her direction, the Tar Heels have won a national championship and eight ACC titles and compiled […]

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Her Mother’s Daughter

By Andrea Griffith Cash | October 16, 2014

As the seventh of Mildred “MamaDip” Council’s eight children, she grew up in the restaurant business, watching her mother make homemade cakes, but dabbled in clothing and jewelry sales as an adult. Then, it hit her: “Food – it’s what I’ve been around,” she says. “It’s my calling.” Today, in addition to […]

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