Features

Hit the Road for Miles of Bargains

Get ready for a road trip all you flea market enthusiasts, bargain hunters and treasure seekers. This weekend is the 301 Endless Yard Sale, stretching more than 100 miles along US Highway 301.

Vendors will set up shop from Weldon to Dunn, tempting shoppers with antiques, collectibles, DIY finds, upcycled furniture and other items. Thousands... Read More

Realtor Foundation Helps Build Stable Communities

After leaving rural North Carolina for jobs in the Triangle, Chris and Jess struggled to support themselves and their two children. And after Jess lost her job, homelessness became a real possibility. The couple turned to Family Promise of Wake County, which helped them find a three-bedroom apartment they could afford.

But even with a... Read More

A Father’s Day Gift That Gives Back

Looking for an idea to help Dad put his best foot forward?

For Father’s Day, why not add some pizzazz to his sock drawer with stylish offerings from Exec Socks? The Raleigh-based subscription service delivers new pairs of fresh, fashionable socks to members every month. And for every subscription order placed through June 17, Exec... Read More

Film Festival Celebrates Unique Stories of Home

While “home” is a universal concept, the specific details of that idea are unique to every person.

During The Cary Theater’s inaugural Beyond: The Film Festival, see how filmmakers from North Carolina to British Columbia present their “Hometown Stories.” Beginning Wednesday, June 13, with a screening of “Back to the Future” at Cary’s Downtown Park,... Read More

Food & Dining

New Restaurant Spotlight: Cary Towne Kitchen & Bar

Cary Towne Kitchen & Bar is among the newest casual-dining eateries to open this season, and those who visit will have abundant reasons to become regulars.

“We wanted to provide a comfortable place for people to come in with friends and family, but the food is more elevated than a typical chain restaurant,” said Thomas... Read More

Cream of the Crop

Need a remedy to beat the sweltering heat outside this summer? Some finely crafted ice cream will provide some cold comfort.

These local artisan ice cream producers know how to hit the sweet spot every time. And here’s the good news: You don’t have to go far to get your desserts. Milk Lab

BACKSTORY: Bin... Read More

Home & Garden

Ginger Lilies: Worth the Wait

For gardeners, patience is not only a virtue. It can be rewarding — and ginger lily (Hedychium sp.) proves the point. This intriguing import from the tropics of Asia has graced Southern gardens for decades with its flowing foliage and enchanting, fragrant flowers, but each spring, backyard growers begin to wonder if their exotic beauties... Read More

The Clan Cuphea

In a plant genus, there are often many species, and being closely related, you might think most would exhibit some semblance of similarity in appearance. As sound as this might seem, I can blow that notion out of the water with the genus Cuphea — or what I impetuously sometimes call the Clan Cuphea.

To... Read More

We Love

We Love! June/July 2018

We Love! June/July 2018

1. Games for Days Whether spending a rainy day inside or road-tripping out of town, keep these family-friendly activities from The Red Hen on hand: Crazy Aaron’s glow-in-the-dark putty kit, $20.99; dinosaur puzzle, $19.99; “The Garden” book, $11.99; and Cat Crimes game, $14.99. theredhen.com

2. For the Kiddos Put away the phones... Read More

May We Love! For Mother’s Day or dog days

May We Love! For Mother’s Day or dog days

1. Keep Your Cool You don’t have to shorten your long walks as summer warms up. Just pour water onto this Swamp Cooler dog vest from Ruffwear, and the three-layer design will cool down your pooch; $59.95. phydeaux.com

2. Tufts of Fluff This fleece snuffle-mat by Boo Bear Basics is perfect... Read More