What exactly are the Maggy Awards?
Think of them as readers’ choice awards. We began recognizing the Best of Western Wake in 2006, and the Maggys have grown tremendously every year since. The Maggy Award winners are published in the January issue of Cary Magazine each year.
How are the winners chosen?
A two-part nomination and voting process kicks off in September. We ask readers to nominate their favorites, and the 10 nominees in each category receiving the most nominations make the final ballot. Voting occurs in October, and the entrants with the most votes become the winners.
Do I have to nominate/vote in every category?Read more
Thousands of music fans descended on downtown Raleigh Sept. 4-6 for the fifth annual Hopscotch Music Festival, which featured more than 140 bands performing at a dozen different venues.
Headline bands like De La Soul, Spoon St, Vincent and Mastodon performed on the big stage at Raleigh City Plaza. Nearly 40 percent of the lineup was North Carolina-based.
Cary Magazine photographer Jonathan Fredin joined in the revelry to capture some of the faces from the event.Read more