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Community Spotlight: Promoting a new identity

Various groups work to advocate Siler City’s assets

by Jonathan Tuttle


At noon on a cold late winter day, a line develops outside the door of Johnson’s Burgers, the Siler City restaurant that has been serving lunch since 1946.



An ideal mix

East 54 community has something for everyone

by Danielle Jackson


By all accounts, Chapel Hill’s East 54 could be considered a town within a town. The mixed-use development offers housing, shopping, dining, health and fitness facilities, and entertainment, all within walking distance to more amenities, from Finley Golf Course and Meadowmont Village to the Glen-Lennox Shopping Center.



Fifteen501 Treasure: Plantation life

Historic Stagville gives visitors a peek into slavery’s past in Durham

by Danielle Jackson


Slavery is never something to be celebrated. But at Historic Stagville in Durham, it’s highlighted in a way that showcases the true, hardworking daily lives of the 900 slaves who labored on pre-Civil War North Carolina’s largest plantation.




Feb. 23

The Complete Gardener: Growing and Managing Trees & Shrubs

“Growing and Managing Trees & Shrubs” will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The free class, part of the Complete Gardener Series, is designed for beginner and advanced gardeners alike. Pre-registration includes a CD with supplementary information.

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