Author: Charles Upchurch

Charles Upchurch is a writer and editor based in Raleigh. When he is not working on behalf of his clients at the award-winning marketing and PR agency French|West|Vaughan, he enjoys contributing to WALTER magazine, covering the amazing people, events and vibrant creative scene that make Raleigh the enriching, energizing, blossoming Southern metropolis that it is.

Raleigh Band Spotlight: Jack the Radio

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 7am by Charles Upchurch

The bluesy, roots-based “cosmic country” sound of Raleigh, N.C.’s Jack the Radio has been described as having an “unfurling epic quality.” The quintet has recorded four albums over the past five years, including the ascendant Badlands , released in Oct. 2015. It...

The Beers of Summer

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9am by Charles Upchurch

It’s another hot one. A cold one from one of our outstanding local breweries would be just the ticket to cool off and get your chill on. Here are some recommendations from Raleigh, N.C., area brewers , which include not just their own summer seasonals, but also their favorites from other...
Luke Miller Buchanan is a Raleigh, N.C., artist who has gained national notice with his mixed media paintings. Depicting phantom spaces framed by derelict buildings and structural detritus, Buchanan’s visual storytelling finds creative treasure in the forgotten histories and “spiritual...

Father’s Day Fun in Raleigh, N.C.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7am by Charles Upchurch

Father’s Day is Sun., June 19, and here in Raleigh, N.C., there are some good bets for a great day with Dad, whatever age groups you, Dad and the rest of the family unit fall into. The Alley If Pops is old school, he’ll love the scene at The Alley, the bowling lanes on Hillsborough St....
Put together a weekend tour of some terrific Raleigh, N.C., breweries in downtown Raleigh and within easy reach from downtown. (Hint: this is a great way to get some stamps on your Raleigh Beer Trail Passport!) We’ve singled out some suggestions, and this will help get your game plan started.