August 2017

Plan Bee

Plan Bee With the pollinators’ numbers in decline, more than 200 of our neighbors are on a mission to protect the secret life of bees.  By Chantal Allam  |  Photography by Nina Merklina John Strickland became a beekeeper as a simple favor for his neighbor. “[My neighbor] had a hive of bees and was getting up in age,” he …

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The Globalists

The Globalists The making of Wendy and Jacques Dufour’s eclectic home goods store, French Connections.  By Jo Maeder “I finally decided which rooster to buy,” says Sheryl Forbis from Carrboro, holding a large, colorful one made of metal. Another piece of outdoor whimsy from the hundreds on display outside French Connections in Pittsboro has found …

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