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Community Spotlight: Bynum’s charm

Small-town feel proves a draw for many

by Danielle Jackson


Nestled in the heart of northeast Chatham County lies Bynum, an unincorporated community with a tremendous amount of heart. The village of about 300 residents is self-governed by a body of caring community members whose goal of preserving its culture and charm are paramount.



Fifteen501 Treasure: Foodie’s delight

Durham’s Rockwood district a culinary hot spot

by Danielle Jackson


When Seth Gross and Craig Heffley were choosing a location for their new wine shop, they decided on a spot in the quaint Rockwood neighborhood for its culinary reputation. Since opening in September 2007, Wine Authorities has fit right into the mix of unique dining options scattered throughout this historic neighborhood, from Nana’s, The Original Q-Shack and Thai Café to Foster’s Market and the world-famous Four Square.



Durham Update: Shalom to all

Jewish community center to serve entire Triangle

by Allison E. Wood


Deep in the woods behind the Durham Herald-Sun and Pepsi buildings in Durham, there’s some real news being made: A new neighbor is coming to town.



The purr-fect match 

Rescue groups find forever homes for abandoned animals

by Darcie Dearth



Misty the cat enjoys life these days, lounging around on a plush sofa, keeping an eye out for birds and squirrels, and happily receiving loving attention. More than a year ago, this was not her lot in life.



Hurricane Tracker: A familiar fresh start

by Mike Sundheim



The life of the head coach of a professional sports franchise is not an easy one. Regardless of how successful a coach might be, a cloud of inevitability hangs over his head with the knowledge that one day he — similar to all professional coaches — likely will be let go by the team. Regardless of the heights of their successes, even men like Joe Torre, Casey Stengel, Jimmy Johnson, Bill Parcells and Scotty Bowman ultimately were let go or forced to resign by teams that they had led to championships.