It’s over. Well, it’s been done for nearly a week, but I finally feel like I’ve recovered from Hopscotch. Going into this year’s festival I made what preparations I could based off last year’s experiences. Good running shoes, [...]
Hours before leaving for the World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament in Monroe, Louisiana, Clifton Jones washed his classic Pontiac Executive and loaded up his best horseshoes in a custom wood box made by his work mates in the masonry department at UNC. “It takes focus,” said Jones. [...]
Once a year the Independent Weekly honors a handful of local individuals and groups who are due recognition for their endeavors in either promoting or contributing to the arts community. Part of this recognition includes a photograph to accompany the write-up. Since 2006 [...]
HOG, Cleveland-Holloway, Durham, May 2011
These dudes are metal maniacs. All of them. They had been practicing for three hours straight before I showed up. It was hailing and thundering something terrible, enough that I stayed in my car until it was finally over. They had no idea what I was [...]
Zhane Perkins, left, and Shannon Burns, share a bench with Civil War re-enactor Bobby Allen, from Asheboro, NC, on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh, Saturday, May 21, 2011 — 150 years after North Carolina officially seceded from the Union.
For the Independent Weekly’s annual summer issue we [...]