A few Fridays ago, photographer Briana Brough and I spent the day at The Carolina Inn taking photos for our Women’s Issue. Briana scouted the perfect location to shoot each woman, intern Savannah Shaney assisted with lighting and I helped as needed. It was a long day but we knocked out most of the photos you’ll see starting on page 34. Best of all, we got to spend time with some incredible Chapel Hill women.
We kicked off the day with Janice McAdams, who was a pleasure to interview a week earlier. The best advice she’d ever been given? “Listen. It’s really hard to do sometimes because I love to talk,” she told me. “You learn so much.” She does a lot of that as executive director of SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals.
Then there were the energetic women of PORCH – Susan Romaine, Christine Cotton and Debbie Horwitz – who just hit the $2 million mark in donations for hunger relief earlier this year. (Briana captured them, appropriately, on the Inn’s famous porch.) Mayoral aide Jeanne Brown and I chatted about the town’s newest festival, Near & Far, (page 21) and the new third-grade field trips to Town Hall she helped start (page 14) when I drove her back to work.
Dr. Sue Ellen Cox dropped in between patients for her photo. Anita Woodley told us about her upcoming trip to Ferguson, Missouri, and I couldn’t help but notice that her colorful ensemble and spirit matched the bright bird wallpaper behind her. With Susan Levy’s retirement from Habitat for Humanity of Orange County just months away, I was glad we were recognizing someone so deserving and committed to her organization.
Finally, Chapel Hill High School senior Nadiya Farrington looked every bit an adult just days after her 18th birthday while her mom, positively beaming, and I stood off to the side as Briana snapped away.
I hope you’ll enjoy spending time getting to know these women and a few others we’re highlighting this issue.
–Jessica Stringer, Executive Editor
24 A Dog’s Guide to Chapel Hill
We asked some popular pups – and their owners – on Instagram
where they go in town
28 Honeysuckle, Lightning Bugs and a Father’s Love
Marshéle Carter shares memories with her Dad in Chapel Hill
34 The 5th Annual Women’s Issue
Women who makeour community a better place
48 Fashion Forward
How to dress for today’s workplace
54 Shop Local
Beauty finds to complete your style
IN EVERY ISSUE
8 Letter from the Executive Editor
78 How They Live
With two demanding careers, a teen and a toddler, ABC11’s Tisha Powell-Wayne and UNC physician James Wayne make family time count
Jamie Schendt & Caleb Fernandez
Geoffrey Daniel & Rosemary Hobbs
Andrea Saca & Jared Drexler
Heba Salama & Greg Frazer
People & Places