Jessica Stringer

Intern with Us This Fall

Shannon Media Inc., the publishers of Durham Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine and Chatham Magazine, are looking for a few editorial interns based out of our Chapel Hill office for the fall semester (mid to late August through the first week in December). Our interns will get great experience and insight into the editorial process. Interns work on assignments for all three magazines (and …

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Women Honored at Second Annual Luncheon

Durham Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine and Chatham Magazine honored the 2018 Women of Achievement at the JB Duke Hotel in June. Guests enjoyed Prosecco and Lexus lemonade before a three-course lunch. Shannon Media Inc.’s Rory Kelly Gillis and Ellen Shannon emceed the program recognizing honorees past and present. Laura Tierney of The Social Institute, Stacey Donoghue …

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Tricks and Treats at the Little Shop of Horror

When shoppers walk into Melissa Browning’s Little Shop of Horror for the first time, they generally react with “stunned silence or sometimes rather loud expletives of awesomeness.” From posters to hundreds of VHS tapes ranging from the tame (“Scooby Doo”) to the thrilling (“Dawn of the Dead”) lining the walls, her store is a year-round horror …

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The Italian Job

Last week, Rory Kelly Gillis and Kem Johnson were among the first to see Johnson Maserati of Cary‘s new showroom. Inspired by the Italian cars, the event stayed true to the brand’s roots with offerings like caprese skewers and Prosecco. Guests got to get up close and personal with the luxury vehicles and even had …

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5 Favorite Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Forget those perforated ice-cream sandwiches from your childhood. Made with local ingredients like Maple View Farm ice cream and Counter Culture Coffee, today’s treats are the gourmet grown-up sandwiches dreams are made of. Here, my personal fave five: Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop, 121 N. Gregson St., Durham I blame Rose’s mouth-watering Instagram photos …

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Perfect Pie

Back in 2013 when I was visiting Durham from Alabama, a friend and I somehow snagged two barstools at the packed Pizzeria Toro. I devoured half a red onion and pistachio pie and, realizing I forgot my leftovers, kicked myself the whole flight home. Not long after, a devastating fire last fall closed the popular …

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