How to Help After Florence

We in Western Wake escaped much of the damage from Hurricane Florence, but others across the state will need help in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Volunteers and disaster workers are providing immediate help, but there is plenty that we can do too. Several local and national groups are seeking donations of money, time... Read More

Submit Your Story to the NC State Fiction Contest

Are your heroes Eudora Welty and O. Henry? Do you spend your weekends at writers’ workshops? Is there an idea for a short story pinging around your brain? If you are an unpublished writer, waiting for your big break, this contest is for you.

The 2018 N.C. State Fiction Contest is now accepting entries through... Read More

Win an Evening at the Pink House

If you have a story about the Guess-White-Ogle House, you may get a chance to spend a night in the Cary landmark.

Owner Sheila Ogle and writer Mary Insprucker are collaborating on a book about the house, and they are asking the public to share their favorite memories.

“Over the years, this pink lady has... Read More

Vote Now for the 2019 Maggy Awards!

We can’t wait to celebrate the best of the best around Western Wake with you. But first, it’s up to you to vote for your local favorites!

Our most popular feature of the year, the Cary Magazine Maggy Awards let you name names and express your loyalty to the local businesses and services that help make life... Read More

Food & Dining

Picked for Peppers

As chef and owner of Peppers Market & Sandwich Shop in Morrisville, Rebekah Rhodes starts her workdays early, planning for breakfast and lunch.

“I come in on any given day between 3 and 5 a.m.,” said Rhodes, a soft-spoken Georgia native who lives in Holly Springs with her husband, Kyle Hanna, and their children, Cassidy,... Read More

Rúa American Single Malt Whiskey from Great Wagon Road Distilling Co.

A newly defined whiskey category, American Single Malt whiskey, is a notable addition to American craft spirits.

The American Single Malt Whiskey Commission was formed to combat confusion around the many whiskies now being produced in the United States, along with how they compare to international spirits like Irish whiskey and Scotch.

The guidelines set... Read More

Home & Garden

Savor Anise Sage

When I find a reliably performing plant that is easy to grow, low in maintenance and long lasting in the eye candy department, you can bet the farm it will catch my attention. I’ll give bonus points at the suggestion this bit of greenery smells like one of my past guilty pleasures — black licorice.... Read More

Cultivate Your Brain with Gardening Books

With the summer sizzle in full swing, it’s hard to work outside in the garden all day, but this doesn’t mean you can’t have a mental garden workout inside. While weathering the heat in the cool confines of your comfy home this month, I invite you to dig into some of these books that have... Read More

We Love

We Love! September 2018

We Love! September 2018

1. Dress for Success This soft sweater dress is perfect for fall and winter days when you want to look cute and stay warm. Pair it with a long necklace and boots or heels to complete the look; dress, $45; necklace, $25. hollandmain.com

2. Trouser Power Make a statement in your next... Read More

We Love! August 2018

We Love! August 2018

1. Pasta la Vista Baby Ditch the boxed store pasta, and try it fresh! Fork + Spoon makes noodles and sauces from scratch in a variety of flavors including spicy red pepper, Parmesan chive and spinach; nest $2; rotini, $4. facebook.com/forkandspoonpasta

2. Want a Piece of Me? Kick your summer parties up... Read More