Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Indy Week Vol. 34 Issue 14, April 2017
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The number of craft breweries and distilleries in North Carolina has substantially increased in recent years. Some brewers and distillers say the state’s distribution laws are keeping their industries from reaching their full potential. Two proposed bills could change alcohol distribution but there is much debate between progressive and conservative political interests.
Viceroy, owned by BJ Patel, is an Indian-British pub and restaurant in downtown Durham. Viceroy began as an Indian food truck, but recently moved into the building next to Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub. Viceroy’s menu uses a fusion concept to blend international flavors and create modern versions of traditional dishes.
In North Carolina, the cost of inmates' hospital care is increasingly falling on the shoulders of county taxpayers, as mandated by a 2013 state law. Wake County officials say this is another example of the legislature shifting the burden of services to local governments.
Creek Week is a series of nature-themed events put on by a partnership of Durham city and county organizations that's designed to raise awareness about the role of local streams in the ecosystem. Candy Carver created visual imagery for the street and curb surrounding a West Main Street storm drain to show people how the storm drainage system moves into the creeks.
David Holt, a folk musician from Alamance County, North Carolina, plays the banjo, slide guitar, and bones. The bones are the actual rib bones from a cow, and an ancient rhythm instrument. History and context are important to Holt, as his music is a form of storytelling.