Archives: November 2013

Gobble, Gobble!

  Turkey Day is almost upon us! We hope you all have a chance to relax and enjoy a warm meal with friends and family. We’re thankful for yet another wonderful year of helping folks with one their biggest and most meaningful purchases: their homes! Here are some fun facts about the star of the […]


Cookie Monsters Rejoice!

Cookie Monsters delight: a new business near campus will cover your cookie cravings! Insomnia Cookies, a late-night cookie delivery company has opened on Franklin Street! The concept was created in 2003 by a U Penn college student who loved late-night snacks and saw a hole in the food delivery market. The menu options include a […]


North Hills Tree Lighting

  Jump start your holiday spirit at the annual tree lighting at North Hills! The stores will be decked and there a are variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment leading up to the tree lighting ceremony at 6 PM. Come early for the Holiday Sip & Shop starting at noon; spend $100 or more and […]


This Weekend: The Carrboro Film Festival

Calling all cinema buffs: a record-breaking 73 films will be screened this weekend at the Carrboro Film Festival. The festival received triple the amount entries this year, and expanded to two days to accomodate the growing participation. The films are from North Carolina and beyond, with this year being the first time international and feature-length […]


Renovations On The Rise

According to a recent study on 2013 home renovation trends conducted buy Houzz, almost 30% of the 100,000 participants reported that they are planning a bathroom remodel or addition in the next two years. A whopping 23% are planning a kitchen renovation or addition. Bathroom and kitchen updates, if done well, are excellent ways to […]


Homes Selling More Quickly

Online real estate website Zillow reports that homes on its site sold 25.9 percent more quickly in September than they did a year ago. Homes monitored on the site spent a median of 86 days on the market on Zillow in September, representing a 30 day drop from the September 2012 sales rate. “The declining inventory […]



Chapel Hill To Get New Luxury Cinema

University Mall in Chapel Hill is getting a new 13-screen luxury movie theater! The company, Silverspot Cinema, is part of a growing luxury theater trend and will offer film-goers hand-stitched leather seats, high-tech projection technology and live broadcasts of opera, ballet and theatrical performances. The theater is also expected to serve a higher-end fare than […]


Shop Til You Drop

Need a jump start for your holiday shopping? Head over to the Bethesda Christian Academy’s Annual Shop Til You Drop Extravaganza this Friday and Saturday in Durham. Shop for gifts from more than 30 vendors. Enjoy live entertainment, raffles and food trucks, while checking off your holiday list. The event is free and all of […]


Durham To Get Smashburger

Durham is getting the area’s first Smashburger. The Denver-based burger chain will open early next year in Pavilion East at Lakeview on Erwin Road, across from Duke University’s campus in Durham. Smashburger has more than 220 locations in 29 states, but so far there is only one other location in North Carolina, and that one is in Charlotte. […]