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Archives for the ‘Lead Story’ Category

A Sense of Adventure

May/June 2009 • Category: Lead Story

Raleigh resident Deena Murphy is a self-proclaimed “adrenaline junkie.” She’s bungee jumped over Victoria Falls, scuba dived with sharks in the Red Sea and snowboarded in Australia.
Now, she finds her fix through a burgeoning sport that can be done on North Carolina soil: adventure racing.

Shoot ‘Em Up, Sew ‘Em Up

March/April 2009 • Category: Lead Story

When Kathy Laughlin, Allison Black and Malinda Butson, aka the Carolina Belles, stride into the room at the Single Action Shooting Society’s annual Las Vegas convention, heads turn. “Oohs” and “aahs” are voiced. Camera flashes flicker. And sometimes, jaws drop.

Shear Delight

January/February 2009 • Category: Lead Story

To see Lynn Michael stand in her pasture and call for her sheep, you’d think she was calling for her dogs. But within moments, a flock of small, woolly sheep comes barreling over the hillside.
Small in stature, but big in personality—that’s the best way to describe Shetland sheep. The pint-sized wool-bearers are one of the [...]

Edibles the Old-Fashioned Way

November/December 2008 • Category: Lead Story

The holiday season might not be the same without a fresh tin of spiced Moravian cookies to follow a big family feast.
A North Carolina company—Winkler Bakery—has become synonymous with the common German treat.
The bakery was originally built for the town’s baker, Thomas Butner, in 1800. The Winkler family purchased the bakery in 1808, and [...]

Founders of Fantastic Food: North Carolina’s Famous Foods

September/October 2008 • Category: Lead Story

A cold Pepsi and a warm Krispy Kreme doughnut—most North Carolinians know those are legacy foods of their state, but beyond that, North Carolina has introduced many more unique foods. While most of these foods are well-known, not all are associated with North Carolina.
How about Texas Pete? That pistol-packing hot sauce is assumedly from [...]

Navigating North Carolina’s Waterways

July/August 2008 • Category: Lead Story

No matter where you are in North Carolina, navigable water is never far away. With more than 370,000 boats registered in the state, hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians take to the water every year. Motorboats, rafts, canoes, kayaks, sailboats and other types of vessels coupled with the state’s various watery venues …