2008-01

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Michael Williams

Michael Williams would prefer you not think of him as “that whitewater guy.” He designed the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte.
2008-01

Old & in the sway

Even in the South, where the mythological is never very far from the real, the memory of the feudal county boss is but a scant echo of an earlier time. Ours is a modern society now, with all the trappings of democracy, economic equality and self-determination. We are the lords of our own lives, in a way that our forebears never were. What to make, then, of the influence and power two elderly men have wielded over a single suburban county in North Carolina?
2008-01

Rence Callahan

Rence Callahan, Vice President - Walter, Robbs, Callahan & Pierce Architects, Winston-Salem
2008-01

So far, no ticket to paradise

Own a restaurant? How about a bowling alley or gift shop? Tom Shaheen may be giving you a shout. Shaheen is the executive director of the North Carolina Education lottery, and as part of a push to boost sluggish ticket sales, he’s trying to expand retail sales to some nontraditional outlets.
2008-01

Trial by fury

It’s an overcast afternoon in May 2006, the sky the same gray as the stone facade of Durham County’s jail. Joe Cheshire has picked the site carefully. He wants a dramatic backdrop for the 30 or more television cameras facing him, along with scores of newspaper photographers and reporters, but he’s uneasy. He grips a lectern crammed with microphones and squints at the crowd.
2008-01

When know means no

I recently visited a house for sale that was open on a Sunday afternoon for any prospective buyer to inspect. As I wandered through the main bedroom, I noticed a small, decorative pillow propped against the headboard of what was clearly the marital bed. Embroidered upon it were these words: “Not Tonight.”
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