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Laura Zolman Kirk

Laura Zolman Kirk
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Assistant Editor Laura Zolman Kirk is a Kentuckian turned North Carolinian who can't get enough of this buzzing community.

Rio Paralympian Blazes His Own Trail

Hillside High School senior Desmond Jackson started competing in track and field at age 8 with the Carolina Cruisers in Charlotte. “Most of my...

Durham Youth Choir Poised to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Since its founding 13 seasons ago, the Durham Children’s Choir has instructed hundreds of area singers and performs sacred and secular songs annually at...

Making Furniture Fun with the Stackable Nugget

David Baron and Ryan Cocca have been pursuing a passion for the past four years: the Nugget, a foam couch composed of four pieces...

All Pun and Games at the 2017 Great Pun Championship

The Regulator Bookshop hosted its fifth annual Great Pun Championship at Motorco Music Hall, in which 24 contestants competed for this year’s “Punster” title....

Six Durham Academy Athletes Commit to Colleges, and Other Recent News

Here’s what we’ve heard around town. Send us your news, from births to awards, new biz and more, to noted@durhammag.com. Business Briefs San Jose-based software company...

Former Durham Academy and Duke Student Pens Children’s Book

On top of working full time as the manager of innovation for the Miami Heat, Durham Academy alumnus Derek Rhodes has brought a passion...

Our Latest Obsessions: Ciders, Salads and Shrimp Risotto

Geer Street Garden makes it easy to eat healthy with its Brie avocado baguette with side salad. Creative Director Kevin Brown's New Year's resolution is to...

Discover Your Dog’s Unique Genius

Startups begin with the big idea - "Let's allow everyone to put up their videos – cats and all – and call it YouTube”;...

A Match Made in the Carolinas

David Hamilton and Jennifer Gallagher were destined to fall in love ... if mutual friend Katherine Calhoun Leib had anything to do with it. But...

Hometown Couple Celebrates Big, Beautiful Greek Wedding

Irene Pappas and Ben Rudnick have crossed paths all their lives; the two were born – by chance – in the same Boston hospital,...