Victor Lewis

Hometown Hero: Dr. Deborah Mayer

This week’s Hometown Hero is Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN and FAAN. That list of acronyms helps to signify her as an advanced practice oncology nurse whose 40 years of experience make her an essential addition to the UNC School of Nursing. Dr. Mayer has been the president of the Oncology Nursing Society, a member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board and Board of Scientific Advisors. She has been elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Nursing, and recently was the editor for the Oncology Nursing Society’s Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing along...

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Trump: An Unprecedented Presidency

If blatant lies and thoughtless blunders are rain, the United States of America is in the midst of a monsoon. From “covfefe” to Kathy Griffin, it looks like we’re not due for clear skies any time soon. Each passing day, some new “alternative fact” surfaces, another presidential Tweet elevates eyebrows and hackles across the nation, and yesterday’s controversies become buried in the fresh hell being raised in Washington today. It’s exhausting for both sides of the aisle and for the citizens they represent. We have a president that pushes others out of the way at a NATO summit, who...

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Flavor of the Week: Luncheonette

If you weren’t in the know, it would be easy to miss Luncheonette entirely. When you walk in the Europa Center, Luncheonette is located downstairs, tucked out of view with unassuming seating scattered around an atrium filled with greenery and natural light. A little exploration uncovers this semi-hidden gem of a restaurant. All glass and granite, the Europa center isn’t the sort of building one would expect to find slightly upscale dining, much less with a rotating menu inspired by the seasons and available ingredients. Chef Adam Rose founded the restaurant, and continues to have a hand in both...

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Carrboro Celebrates National Bike Month

Dust off those pedals and pump up those tires, because we’re well into the spring season and May is officially “Bike Month” in Carrboro and across the country. Established by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956, Bike Month is meant to celebrate the reliable and environmentally friendly form of transportation that is the bicycle. Whether it’s your preferred method of commuting, favorite way to make trips into town or just an enjoyable leisure activity, Bike Month in Carrboro will present a number of opportunities to get outside and ride. With local projects like The Recyclery and community leaders...

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Flavor(s) of the Week: Ponysaurus Brewery & East Durham Pie Company

219 Hood Street in Durham is a unique place. A nearby construction site surrounds what seems to be a dilapidated residential building, and a complex just up the block belonging to Durham’s department of public health still smells like fresh asphalt and looks like state funding. A small auto shop sits streetside, with limited parking and intimidating “towing enforced” signs to match. But there are cars in those spaces, cars lining either side of the street. There are people here, the dull roar of a small crowd just barely audible over noise from the highway. People come to this...

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Flavor of the Week: Cousins Maine Lobster

As wind rises and unexpected rain starts to drizzle out of mostly blue skies, Deb Keller jovially speaks with the people walking up to the Cousins Maine Lobster food truck parked in a Raleigh business center. As she cheerfully shoos customers to wait in their cars and out of the rain while carrying loose trays of food to waiting windows, it becomes clear that this isn’t just another franchise food truck. “We get our produce from the market or someplace local, depending on what we’re doing,” said Keller. “We’re very locally grounded. I’ve been here for 20 years. Our...

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Hometown Hero – Carolyn Walters

This week’s Hometown Hero is Carolyn Walters, co-founder of “100 Women Who Give a Hoot,” a local charitable organization that feels like a small-town social club but donates like a high-class fundraiser. “100 Women Who Give a Hoot” is a group of women, we’re over 250 now, women with big hearts and limited time,” said Walters. “What we do as an organization is we connect women who want to make a difference in the community, who want to give back in the community, with local organizations who need their support financially.” “100 Women Who Give a Hoot” is an...

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