Chapel Hill: “As Close to Magic as I’ve Ever Been”

In the first of a series profiling small towns and cities in the United States, The Guardian has recognized Chapel Hill as a place that “blends liberal philosophy and Southern culture in a way that borders on the utopian,” according to author Emma John. It was Thomas Wolfe that described life at UNC with the words “as close to magic as I’ve ever been,” and it seems that Chapel Hill’s local color, decidedly a beautiful shade of Carolina Blue, has won over many more hearts that just those counted as UNC alumni. Though Chapel Hill and Carrboro seem like...

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Midway Community Fundraiser: United for Puerto Rico

The Midway District of Chapel Hill includes a few well-known community staples. The Baxter has been the reigning bar/arcade champion in Chapel Hill for three years running, Al’s Burger Shack is consistently recognized as one of the better burgers in town, and both Belltree and Beer Study are perfect places for a drink and quality time. These neighborhood businesses are banding together to host a fundraiser for those currently in need in Puerto Rico this Sunday, October 8. From 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Al’s will be serving up a Puerto Rican feast – complete with smoked...

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