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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.

One of the stalwarts of the nationally-recognized craft brewing movement here in Raleigh, Raleigh Brewing Company, has made its mark not only with great beer and a terrific taproom but also with its support of the entire commercial and home brewing community throughout the area. When founders
It’s official. Raleigh, N.C., has one of the most exciting and fastest-growing restaurant and bar scenes in the Southeast. Here are four stellar new additions that appear destined to become local favorites. Standard Foods “Raising the bar” is a term being used to describe...
Perhaps it was inevitable in a city like Raleigh—teeming with bright, creative minds, thirsting for fulfillment—that independent craft breweries would eventually explode on the scene. Sure enough, Raleigh has become a bona fide beer city. So it's no surprise that craft...

Bluegrass Music's Biggest Moment

Friday, August 28, 2015, 1pm by Charles Upchurch

Beginning Sept. 29, World of Bluegrass, the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA's) annual convention, 26th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show and Bluegrass Ramble showcase and concert series, will take place in downtown Raleigh, N.C., for the third consecutive...