Author: Alex Ellis

Alex is a UNC grad, junk food enthusiast and, most importantly, a pug owner. In her spare time, she can be found reading a month-old copy of the Sunday Times or searching for her new favorite beer.

Long referred to as a "city in a park," Raleigh, N.C., offers more than 170 miles of hiking and greenway trails for energizing exploration and the best views of the area's natural scenery. Allow us to take you on a visual tour of local favorites, and if you're feeling inspired,...
Ernestine Ulmer reminds us: "Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." We couldn't agree more. With warm weather in full swing, here's a list of surefire spots in Raleigh, N.C., to grab a cold treat, satisfy your sweet tooth and cool off. Salty Chipwich Ice Cream Sandwich at...
A visit to Raleigh, N.C., is more than a trip to a blossoming Southern metropolis—you'll feel enriched and uplifted the instant you're warmly welcomed by our smart, savvy locals. And beyond, you'll get a thrill and a confidence boost by taking in these adrenaline-pumping...
Raleigh, N.C., passionate mind and artist and illustrator Linda Dallas draws inspiration from the kitchen, using color, texture and perspective to transform food into fine art. A fixture in the local art scene, Linda invites visitors to explore the 8th Annual Front Porch Art Walk , May 14, and
With spring and summer races ahead in Raleigh, N.C., such as Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh Marathon and 1/2 Marathon presented by WRAL (4/9-10), it's time to map out your plan to carb up, both before and after the race. We reached out to Pat Price , a local running ethusiast with multiple...

Signs of Spring in Raleigh, N.C.: Photos

Friday, April 08, 2016, 7am by Alex Ellis

This year's vernal equinox marked the earliest arrival of spring to date, but you don't need a calendar to tell that warmer weather has officially arrived in Raleigh, N.C. Whether you're visiting again or here for the first time, keep an eye out for some of our favorite signs of...
The Raleigh, N.C., area is one of the nation's premier locations for sports championships and events, and the town of Cary, just outside of Raleigh, is home to the professional soccer team Carolina RailHawks . When they’re not travelling, the RailHawks play home matches at WakeMed Soccer...