The News & Observer serves Raleigh and rest of the Triangle through its award-winning regional newspaper as well as 10 community publications. Every day, readers catch up on local news, relevant national news, entertainment, sports, and business. Learn about restaurant openings in the Dining section, or get the latest on North Carolina State?s, Duke?s, and the University of North Carolina?s basketball, football, and foosball teams in the Sports section. The News & Observer?s writers are devoted to crisp, clear journalism that targets both national and local issues. In 1995, the paper earned the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service for an investigation into the effects of commercial hog farming on the region?s economy and environment.
At Complete Nutrition, certified personal trainers, strength coaches, and other fitness professionals steer customers toward leaner pastures with proper supplements and vitamins such as Rebuild, CTS360, and Complete Woman. Rather than simply handing off bottles of pills, staff members help customers understand what makes a regimen effective as well as what types of meals and supplements pair well with their plan. Complete Nutrition also works with health-care providers, nutritionists, and chemists to develop its own exclusive line of formulas and supplements. The three Triangle branches collaborate with a variety of local North Carolina athletic and wellness organizations, including Carolina Railhawks, D1 Sports Training and Therapy, and Rapid Fitness.
Evelyn Putnam draws on more than 32 years experience as a salon educator and hair-and-makeup artist for photos and film to satisfy her clientele's stylistic desires. Her stylists draw on an arsenal of products from Pravana, Brazilian Blowout Zero, Aveda, Neuma, and Nevo to color and coif hair. In addition to cuts, foil highlights, enzymatic coloring, and corrective-color treatments, stylists also combat frizz with keratin smoothing products ranging from long-lasting Pravana treatments to shampoos infused with the protein.
At Solutions Skincare & Laser Center, husband-and-wife team Craig and Rachelle Hanson fuse medical-grade services with a spa atmosphere to help their clients defeat the aging process. For more than 15 years, the med spa’s aestheticians have helped boost clients' confidence and local mirror sales with a repertoire of skincare services that includes microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and facials.
Artspace invites aspiring and accomplished art aficionados to explore its open, interactive oasis of studio exhibitions and educational programming. Inside the 30,000-square-foot facility, stroll past the public workspaces of 35 artists showcasing their efforts in all stages of creative germination. Guests can chat with artists about their work, wearing a bed-sheet toga in an attempt to earn a spot as a muse. Three ever-changing galleries feature a rotating cast of materials crafted from a variety of media by local, national, and international eye dazzlers. Although entrance is regularly free, membership offers a variety of perks and helps support the nonprofit institution's expression-affirming undertakings.
For more than 25 years, medical aesthetician Charlotte Bates’s Clinical Care Skin Solutions and Conquer Zit skincare lines have helped clients banish acne, wrinkles, and other skin problems. The hypoallergenic products, which undergo rigorous clinical testing, contain pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, natural botanicals, and nourishing vitamins. These powerful concoctions provide an alternative to traditional anti-aging treatments, which require encasing the body in amber and waiting out a long fossilization process. The customized facial begins with a skin-determining consultation. Patrons can then relax as the skilled epidermis enchanter massages faces with an anti-aging cleanser and wakes up sleepy skin with a bracing toner and scrub. Finally, skin is soothed and softened with a calming sunshield and moisturizer, and customers are sent home with a jump-start travel kit, which includes an anti-aging cleanser, toner, scrub, sunshield, and moisturizer.