Solar Eclipse 2024: What You Need to Know

Did you know? The next full solar eclipse viewable from the contiguous United States won’t happen until 2044!

Don’t miss the one coming Monday, April 8. While North Carolina is not in the zone of totality — meaning the Moon won’t completely cover the Sun from our perspective — we can expect about 80% coverage.... Read More

Little but Loud

Have you heard the buzz?

No, not news about the new restaurant down the street, your favorite sports team, or Taylor Swift — the audible buzzing sound that’s permeated the air for the past few weeks in many parts of the Triangle.

The bulk of this year’s cacophonous calls — sometimes exceeding 90 decibels —... Read More

Food & Dining

Restaurant Spotlight: La Farm Bakery

What started as a pop-up shop in 2021 has now become an established fixture in Fuquay-Varina.

La Farm Bakery at 1900 Broad Street delights patrons daily with European-style artisan pastries, freshly baked breads, sandwiches, and more. The business received Honorable Mention props as one of the area’s best bakeries in this year’s Maggy Awards: Best... Read More

Dig In & Drink Up: Honey Drip Brown Ale

One of the flagship styles from Bill’s Brewing Co. in Wilmington, the Honey Drip Brown Ale received a gold medal at the 2023 US Open Beer Championship, and is a favorite of Mike Lyons, owner of The Corner Biergarten in Fuquay-Varina. “It’s malty, not hoppy like an IPA,” says Lyons. “A little sweet, but balanced.... Read More

Life & Style

See & Do: June to July 2024

Free Family Movies Thursdays at 6:30 P.M. Holly Springs Cultural Center

Skip the theater and enjoy movie night on the town instead, screening classic family favorites and some new hits for the whole family at the Holly Springs Cultural Center theater.

6/12 Cars 6/20 Brave 6/27 The Super Mario Bros. Movie 7/11 Trolls 7/18 Epic... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

The vast majority of you reading this should be working or doing laundry. Don’t deny it. I roped you in with the “Frequently Asked Questions” title because you’re all nosy stalkers at heart.

Instead of being productive, here you are jumping to the sordid back pages of the magazine when you really should be on... Read More

Meet & Greet: Jen Grimes

Jen (and her husband Collin) converted a 1998-era school bus into a mobile plant shop frequently found at the Holly Springs Farmers Market and events around town selling indoor tropical plants and coaching customers on plant care.

HISTORY: Rooted Plant Supply started as a hobby, kind of a distant dream, and because of covid we... Read More

See & Do: April to May 2024


Get inspired by the creative works of local artists and artisans at this community art celebration. Witness live drawing of chalk masterpieces, and enjoy food vendors and live music as the sun sets on a springtime Saturday night.

Garden and Plant Sale APRIL... Read More

Home & Garden

Fresh Statement

Homeowners Jennifer and Leo Young love statement-making details, including antique furniture, grand staircases, and Tudor architecture. They also love open living, indoor/outdoor spaces, and quiet luxury, so the couple partnered with Spotted Interior Design to refresh an outdated home in Cary.

“We immediately saw great bones,” says Jennifer. “And it’s an extremely convenient location. We... Read More

From Ex to Z

Business partners and friends Dani Devinney and Tim Devinney share a unique living situation.

The pair met in the early 2000s, attended real estate school together, fell in love, got married, and together founded a real estate firm, New Native Realty.

“But about five years ago we decided to get divorced, … but we still... Read More


Get a Room

Japandi Dome

Marina and Gene Huneycutt’s 2-acre property “feels like a little piece of countryside,” nestled in a quiet section of northwest Durham, only a 15-minute drive from downtown Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill.

“I love the idea of having people in my home and caring for them,” says Marina Huneycutt.... Read More

There & Back: Lexington

If you’re familiar with the North Carolina town of Lexington, you probably know it for the signature style of barbecue, revered statewide in the ongoing Eastern- versus Western-style showdown.

And for good reason — a dozen barbecue restaurants dot the town of 20,000 residents. The smell of hickory smoke practically infuses the air on Main... Read More