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Cocoa Cinnamon owners venture into coffee roasting
Cocoa CinnamonFor Leon Grodski de Barrera and Areli Barrera de Grodski, coffee is more than a drink.
Weekend best bets: Mardi Gras, Flannels & Frost and Cat Videos
Durham Mardi Gras paradeBeer, food and cat videos are among our picks for this weekend.
The Best Historic Sites to Visit in Raleigh, N.C.

Founded as the new state capital in 1792, Raleigh, N.C., is a natural playground for history lovers. Read about and visit these 20+ sites to kickstart an experience through the area's past and present stories, sites and people.

Historic homesteads


Pope House Museum

Built in 1901, the Pope House

Steve Martin, Martin Short announce joint show at Red Hat
Steve Martin and Martin Short on Friendship and What’s Truly FunnyThe duo will perform at Red Hat Amphitheater on Friday, Sept. 18, along with special guests Paul Shaffer and Della Mae with Alison Brown.
Where to Find the Best Burgers in Raleigh, N.C.

For late-night eats and chow-down feasts, sometimes you just need a really good burger. Below are some of the best of the best in the Raleigh area. Let's dig in!

Mama Crow's Burger and Salad Shop

One of Transfer Co. Food Hall's tastiest tenants, Mama Crow’s specializes in quality, certified Angus

Hari Kondabolu talks politics, impeachment ahead of Durham comedy show
Hari KondaboluHari Kondabolu, a veteran stand-up comedian and writer, talks politics and impeachment ahead of his Durham show.
Alamo to celebrate 'cute' at new film fest
Cute Fest"The world isn't always just kittens, ribbons, and rainbows - sometimes, those kittens have knives."
Raleigh's American Ninja Warrior Junior star redefines sport stereotypes
Hunter Rowland, 12, American Ninja Warrior JuniorHunter Rowland, 12, is redefining sport stereotypes by competing on American Ninja Warrior Junior.
Drum Tao @ the Carolina Theater Drum Tao  @ the Carolina Theater Durham February 13, 2020 With only 10 minutes that we are allowed to shoot in low light (sorry about the image quality), I just can’t begin to show you how great this performance was. There was so much more to the performance than members playing the drums. There was... Read More ›
Foodie News: Nomad opens in early March in Hillsborough
Global fusion restaurantSean Lennard, the Triangle Food Guy, has the scoop on openings, closings and foodie events.
Here's why J. Cole was shooting in Fayetteville last month
J.Cole Puma has signed a multi-year footwear and apparel deal with the Grammy-winning artist from Fayetteville.
The Umstead Hotel and Spa Earns Forbes Five-Star Recognition in Cary, N.C.

The Umstead Hotel and Spa—plus Herons, the hotel's fine dining restaurant—has been named as one of 12 properties in the world to achieve triple Five-Star status by Forbes Travel Guide. Here's what you need to know!



Tucked into 12 acres of woodlands overlooking a private lake in Cary, N.C., a

Céline Dion @ the PNC Céline Dion @ the PNC Area February 11, 2020 Standing by the soundboard were they placed photographers to shoot our one song, it looked like Céline Dion sold out the PNC Arena.   As we waited for the beginning of the show,a DJ was playing music. The camera crew was on the dance monitor.  As... Read More ›
Tove Lo @ The Ritz Tove Lo @ The Ritz Raleigh February 6, 2020 Swedish singer-songwriter, Tove Lo, packed the house on a crappy, rainy Thursday night.  The fans dressed in 80’s glam girl, even a few of the guys, as they defied the tornado to show their love for Tove. She was an electric little sex kitten on stage.... Read More ›
Terror of the South at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, N.C.

A very rare (and extremely well-preserved) dinosaur skeleton calls the City of Oaks home. It's the only one of its kind on display in the world!


For almost 20 years now, an awe-inspiring specimen has loomed large at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, N.C.—a silent testament

12 Reading Spots, Shops and Libraries to Bookmark in Raleigh, N.C.

Make no mistake about it, the Raleigh area is a book lover’s paradise! From high-tech libraries to independent book shops, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to discover as well as enjoy your next great read.

Quail Ridge Books

Brimming with books from various genres, Quail Ridge Books is two

The Best International Grocery Markets in Raleigh, N.C.

If you want to explore some incredible, authentic international cuisine and get a feel for the rich diversity of the Raleigh area, pay a visit to our array of international grocery markets. Not just providing unique grocery items for preparing global cuisine at home, most of these markets offer

Shun the Ravin Shun the Ravin @ The Blind Tiger, Greensboro January 11, 2020 I had a chance to meet and see the 2019 Carolina Music Awards “Rock Band of the Year”, Shun the Raven, this weekend at the Blind Tiger. The guys of this progressive metal band; Jairus Combs (bassist), Chad Hough (drummer), Aaron Monk (vocalist/guitarist) and Cody Pike... Read More ›

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