Victor Lewis

Carolina Brewery Brings Home Fourth National Medal

Carolina Brewery‘s “Copperline Amber Ale” brought home the brewery’s fourth national medal from the Great American Beer Festival, held in Colorado, as the beer won silver in the “Ordinary and Special Bitter” category. The silver medal this year follows a gold medal for Carolina Brewery’s “Flagship IPA” in 2006, and bronze medals awarded for its “Sky Blue Golden Ale” and “Genuine Oatmeal Porter” in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Carolina Brewery has been in business since 1995, with its first brewpub opening in Chapel Hill, soon followed by another location in Pittsboro. The brewery has been awarded more than 100 medals...

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‘The Art of Science and Innovation’ at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Through January 14, 2019, the North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition that showcases the hidden beauty of biomedical research happening in the labs of the UNC School of Medicine. “The Art of Science and Innovation” is a free exhibition using stunning images from the UNC School of Medicine that highlight the exquisite elegance found in organic structures, from the symmetry of individual cells to complex tissues in the brain that make memory storage possible. “The images in the exhibition showcase the unexpected beauty found in the life-changing medical and scientific research that happens every day at...

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Third Annual ‘Death Faire’ in Pittsboro This Weekend

The third annual “Death Faire” is happening directly after Halloween in Pittsboro, but that doesn’t necessarily mean things are getting spooky all over again on Lorax Lane. Saturday, November 3, from 12 to 8 p.m., the Death Faire is a celebration of the end of life and the road that leads there, an event focused on changing the culture that currently surrounds something every living being must experience. Ultimately, the Death Faire is about living well and finding peace. The event is an actual fair, full of entertainment, workshops, art, vendors, live music,  food trucks, activities and more. The Appalucians,...

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Local Lore: Blackbeard and Show Boats

In eastern North Carolina, Beaufort County in particular, you’ll find the small town of Bath. Measuring just under a square mile and home to just 249 people as of the 2010 census, Bath is an unassuming little hamlet that proudly holds the title of “North Carolina’s Oldest Town.” Incorporated in 1705, Bath is home to the oldest standing Episcopal Church in North Carolina – and four other locations on the National Register of Historic Places. The town is also host to Atlantic pirate legends aplenty, as notorious pirate Edward Teach – better known as Blackbeard – settled there for...

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28th Annual ‘A Tasteful Affair’ Raises $107,000 for Ronald McDonald House

Approximately 400 guests attended the 28th annual “A Tasteful Affair” at Kenan Stadium’s Blue Zone, and the 22 local food and beverage establishments that contributed helped to make the event a rousing success that raised $107,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. The evening was more than a showcase for local food and drink, however. Celebrity judges — such as Jamie DeMent, author of “The Farmhouse Chef,” Laura Matrazzo, Miss North Carolina 2018, Erik Cole, of the Carolina Hurricanes and Joe Breschi, UNC lacrosse coach — determined the best entrée, beverage and dessert at the event. Relative newcomer...

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21 Years of Music Celebrated in This Weekend’s Carrboro Music Festival

2018 marks the 21st anniversary of the Carrboro Music Festival, an annual celebration of Carrboro culture and music featuring around 200 acts performing across 29 venues. The event is coordinated through cooperative efforts from the Carrboro Recreation and Parks department, as well as the Carrboro Music Festival Planning Committee. The festival enjoys the full support of the Town of Carrboro and the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority. “Sunday is what I call ‘my favorite day of the year in Carrboro,'” said Carrboro mayor Lydia Lavelle. “It’s the best day of the year to come in, walk around, feel the Carrboro...

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Local Lore: Tabitha Anne Holton

Tabitha Anne Holton, born in 1854 to a Methodist minister in Guilford County, was the first female lawyer in North Carolina — as well as the Southern United States. She passed the bar exam in 1878 — nine years after the first female lawyer in the United States, Arabella Mansfield, was certified in 1869. But Holton’s examination wasn’t exactly typical. Holton’s father was a noted anti-slavery advocate, and she grew up alongside her brothers Samuel, Alfred and John — all on the path to be lawyers, themselves — outside of Jamestown. She attended Greensboro Academy and graduated in 1878,...

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