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The Cover 10

Former Teacher of the Year Adds MHS Baseball Duties


Sharing Time & Talent

Kinney Family Committed to Both Community, School


Beautiful Smiles, Whole Body Health


Planners 5 7-8 8-9 9

Play Ball!

4 Publisher’s Notes 22 Yearbook 34 Community 41 Autumn Festivals, Events 42 919 Region 43 Advertisers Index 44 Along the I-540 Corridor 46 919 Final Bell

Colonnade Dental Offers Wide Range of Services

How to Reduce Crime

North District RPD Captain Offers Tips to Cut Crime Rate

On the Cover


Sharing Time and Talents

Kinney Family Heavily Involved In Both Community and School


Allison’s Breakfast Muffins

North Raleigh Resident Shares Her Mother’s Special Recipe


Protect Home and Family

Kitchen Accidents North Raleigh’s Leading Cause of Residential Fires


Natural, Organic Bedding



Raleigh Police Department North District’s Capt. Doug Brugger. Photo by Mehdi Mirian Photography

Working Hard, Studying a Lot

Millbrook High Graduate Places Emphasis on Genuine Learning

The Organic Bedroom Provides Healthy, Chemical-Free Mattresses



State Fair Time!

Rides, Food, Games, Music and Exhibits Highlight Annual Event

Dedicated to Excellence

Total Hair Salon Strives For Complete Client Satisfaction

Community Events School Events Community Sports Extracurricular


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Autumn Arrives in the 919…

Suzy Beth Sarver

Who doesn’t love the smell of apple pie? Or taking in a fall festival and hayride? We have turned the clocks back and the leaves are changing colors. That little chill in the night air signals the beginning of the next season in our lives. Friends and family will come together to celebrate and give thanks for all we have and enjoy. In this issue of 919 Magazine, we provide some information for readers on what to see and do this autumn – including a look at the North Carolina State Fair, which opens Oct. 11 (Page 38). A number of events also occur in North Raleigh and along the I-540 Corridor, and are worth a look (Page 41). Also in this issue of North Raleigh’s community magazine is an extensive review of the Raleigh Police Department’s North District – and its team of heroes. Not only does Capt. Doug Brugger provide local residents with details on the local station and its operations, he also provides vital information on protecting homes and family from crime (Page 27). Other articles you won’t want to miss: • Our profile on the Kinney family and its involvement in the community and Sanderson High School (Page 14). • Details on a unique exchange program at Millbrook High School that allows students to study in Beijing for a year (Page 18). Let us also remember that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Page 20). This has touched my life and I encourage all reads to become better informed on early diagnosis techniques and to support others who are courageously battling the disease. Finally, I want to thank our readers for the great reaction to their new hometown publication – 919 Magazine/North Raleigh. Your calls and comments, emails and postings on our Facebook page are much appreciated. We ask that you continue letting us know that you are reading the magazine and want more; we hear you 919 readers! Also, be sure to send us your favorite photos, news and information about local events, and suggestions on friends, family and neighbors who should be featured in the publication. I sincerely hope you enjoy this new issue of 919 Magazine/North Raleigh. With the October/November launch of the Wakefield Plantation/Falls Lake edition, we now publish four distinct editions of 919 Magazine along the I-540 corridor. The quick growth and overwhelming positive response is both invigorating and humbling. As we continue to grow with the community and share stories and information with our readers, we no doubt will be reminded once again of what a great place it is – here in the 919 – where we all Live, Work and Play.

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Fall Harvest: Apples Ages 2-5; 10:30-11:15 am Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W. Millbrook Rd 919-831-6856


Learn Spanish with Dora Ages 3-5; Wednesdays Greystone Community Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Road 19-996-4848

Ballerina Buttercups Basic ballet, tap dancing Ages 3-5; Wednesdays, 10-11 am Greystone Community Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Road 919-996-4848


FastMed Community Event Pizza, ice cream, game truck, more 11 am-3 pm 1311 E. Millbrook Rd 919-550-0821, ext. 1036



We Build People Kickoff 6:30 pm A.E. Finley YMCA 9216 Baileywick Rd 919-845-3854

Wonderful Worms Ages 5-12; 2-3 pm Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Road 919-870-2871


Wee Walkers Age 1-Up; Thursdays Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Road 919-870-2871

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Air and Space Adventure Ages 3-5; one day a week Optimist Community Center 5902 Whittier Drive 919-870-2882


Local Gardening Ages 50-Up; 10-11:15 am Millbrook Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Road 919-996-4720 919 Magazine NR

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Ages 10-17; 10:30 am-1:30 pm Sertoma Arts Center 1400 W. Millbrook Rd 919-420-2329

Ages 5-Up; 6:30-8 pm Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Road 919-870-2871



Young Writers Workshop

Fall Open House Games, tours, refreshments 11 am-4 pm Kidz Celebrate 6801 Falls of Neuse Road 919-645-9799

Calling All Owls



MHS Fall Play “Death Takes a Holiday” 7 pm Millbrook High School 2201 Spring Forest Rd 919-850-8787

Holiday Crafts Fair Chabad Center of Raleigh 7400 Falls of the Neuse Road 919-847-8986


Fall Foray Fall colors, pumpkin carving; pre-registration required Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Road 919-870-2871


Homecoming Weekend Football, Cookout, Celebration Ravenscroft 7409 Falls of Neuse Rd 919-847-0900


Veterans Day Traditional Observance



Pumpkin Patch Ages 6M-5 ($5 fee) Greystone Community Center 7713-55 Lead Mine Road 19-996-4848


Public School, Government Holiday


10 Tips for Successful Aging 10-11:30 am Millbrook Center for Active Adults 1901 Spring Forest Road 919-996-4720

Veterans Day


Public School Holidays Thanksgiving



Beaver Fever Ages 6-12; 2-3:30 pm Durant Nature Park 8305 Camp Durant Road 919-870-2871




Upper School Concert Band, Choir, and Strings 7 pm-8:30 pm Ravenscroft (Jones Theatre) 7409 Falls of Neuse Rd 919-847-0900


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Live Music, Thu-Sat Trivia, Sun Karoke, Wed 8304 Falls of the Neuse Road 919-676-7413

Live Music, Thu; 1st, 3rd Wed 6675-105 Falls of the Neuse Road 919-322-0190

Piper’s Tavern


The Pickled Onion Acoustic Open Mic, Tue Live Trivia, Wed Karaoke, DJ; Fri 7901 Falls of the Neuse Road #101 919-848-4161



Youth Basketball Optimist, Greystone and Millbrook Exchange Community Centers


Youth Winter Basketball Ages 5-10, beginning Jan. 13, 2013 St. Raphael Catholic Church and MVP Sports Factory (WF) 919-882-5780


Village Grill Live Acoustic Music Fridays, 9 pm-12 am 8450 Honeycutt Road 919-890-5440


Raleigh Volleyball Club Tryouts All leagues: 11U-18U, Travel, Regional, Elite, National, etc. St. David’s School 3400 White Oak Rd


Oliver Twist Live Music, belly dancing, other Five nights weekly 8111-137 Creedmoor Road 919-844-4426

Fork and Barrel


Carolina Ale House Live Trivia, Tue 4512 Falls of the Neuse Road 919-848-4782


Adult Basketball Raleigh Parks & Recreation Athletic Office 2401 Wade Ave, Raleigh 919-831-6836


Duffy’s Restaurant and Tavern Live Trivia, Thu; Karoke, Sat 8021 Falls of the Neuse Road 919-847-7070


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Inline Hockey League Youths, grades 3-5 Games at Jellybeans, Wakefield 919-656-0467


City of Oaks Marathon and Rex Healthcare Half Marathon 7 am NC State Univ. Bell Tower (Hillsborough St)


Artsplosure First Night Raleigh 2013

Multiple venues, Fayetteville Avenue


Wakefield 5K Run, Skinny Turkey Half-Marathon

Benefits Just Think First…Choices Count Wakefield High School 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive 919-308-4838


Raleigh Jingle Bell Walk/Run for Arthritis St. Mary’s School, 900 Hillsborough St.

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North Carolina State Fair 1025 Blue Ridge Road 919-821-7400



14th Annual Triangle Run/Walk for Autism

2012 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade

Autism Society of North Carolina 9 am Moore Square, Downtown Raleigh

Greater Raleigh Merchants Association 9:40 am, Downtown Raleigh 919-755-9325


Light the Night Walk Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 5:30 pm Halifax Mall, Raleigh


Monster Dash Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation 2 pm Cameron Village, Raleigh


Light the Night Walk Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 4:30 pm Diamond View Park, Durham


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NC State Fair Concerts All concerts at Dorton Arena; ticket prices vary, and do not include fair admission. For more information, visit Oct. 11 Varsity Vocal Showcase Oct. 12 Matthew West, with Sanctus Real Oct. 13 Jake Owen Oct. 14 Hot Chelle Rae Oct. 15 Scotty McCreery (sold out) Oct. 16 Scotty McCreery Oct. 17 Jason Michael Carroll Oct. 18 Brian McKnight Oct. 19 Michael W. Smith Oct. 20 Billy Currington Oct. 21 Corey Smith

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Lover of Baseball, Teacher of Math

Austin James A Perfect Fit In Expanded Millbrook Role By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Austin James, a lover of baseball and a teacher of math, is Millbrook High School’s new varsity baseball coach. James, a North Carolina State University undergrad and Wake Forest graduate school alum, brings his own vision and leadership qualities to an already successful baseball program.

“James teaches his student-athletes about the game of baseball, and more importantly, he includes life lessons about how to win as a person of excellence,” said MHS Athletic Director Scott McInnes. “He is great with kids -- his

I am excited to get to work with our guys to continue the solid Millbrook baseball tradition. I love this school and this community, so this is a wonderful opportunity for me.

students and parents love him. He will do an outstanding job.” In his fifth year as a math teacher at MHS, James is a standout in the classroom as well. In 2008, he was the recipient of the prestigious Diane Kent-Parker WCPSS Teacher of the Year Award. “It was a wonderful honor,” said James. “But most gratifying is the support from my colleagues and students at Millbrook. I think it’s obvious that I really enjoy my job, and students appreciate that.”

AUSTIN JAMES “Our first goal is to compete for the conference title,” said James. “This is a very competitive conference, but we have a solid group of players returning from a team that went deep in the state playoffs in 2012.” Photo by Mehdi Mirian Photography

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James, with his prior JV baseball and soccer coaching experience, applied for the varsity baseball coach opening alongside numerous other qualified candidates. “I was not looking for a baseball coach from the staff at MHS,” said McInnes. “We opened the job up and spoke with several coaches with head

coaching experience, but, after hours of interviews, we thought James was the best fit for Millbrook.” James loves the game of baseball, which, he says, “teaches lessons that apply to careers, families, relationships, and many other important aspects of everyday life.” He knows that baseball is a game that requires perseverance, and he is there to help his players learn how to respond to failure and live in the moment. “I am excited to get to work with our guys to continue the solid Millbrook baseball tradition. I love this school and this community, so this is a wonderful opportunity for me,” he said. “We will continue to develop solid baseball student-athletes who play the game the right way.”


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Working Hard, Studying a Lot Millbrook High Graduate Places Emphasis on Genuine Learning By VIRGINIA REED 919 Magazine Writer

Before moving to Raleigh, Amir Jabr lived for six years in Damascus, Syria with his family. And when he began his educational career at Millbrook High School as an 11th grade student, the idea of a “valedictorian” was a foreign concept. Jabr had no idea that two years later, he would graduate at the top of his class with a grade point average of 5.3125. In all educational pursuits, Jabr dedicates himself to his studies. “I’m not a natural born genius,” he admits. “I work hard and study a lot every day.” Aside from his studies, he fills his time with basketball and the constant desire to learn more. He was a member of the World Cultures Club at Millbrook, tutored his fellow classmates in many subject fields and practiced the darbuka -- a drum most commonly associated with the art of belly dancing.

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Jabr graduated in June and now attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in public health with a minor in math and business. He received the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster academic scholarship, which is awarded on academics, experience, and expectations of performance in the future. For Jabr, learning has never been about being better than others. “I study hard because I want to learn the information, especially about different cultures,” said Jabr. His time in Syria emphasized the differences in lifestyle from that of the U.S. October | November 2012

Hard work is the name of the game for the MHS class of 2012 valedictorian. “I love the experience of culture and meeting new people. UNC-Chapel Hill is a diverse place where I can do exactly that.”

Amir Jabr Profile AGE: 18 SCHOOL: UNC-Chapel Hill (freshman), Millbrook High School (graduate) RESIDENCE: Hunter’s Knoll PARENTS: Chuck and Hanna Jabr SIBLING: Ryan (14) INTERESTS: Basketball, playing the darbuka

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Sharing Time and Talents Kinney Family Involved in Both Community and School

By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Long time Summerfield North residents John and Susan Kinney, along with their sons Daniel and Michael, share their time and talents while helping make a great community even better. “We selected this neighborhood 25 years ago for its old fashioned neighborly feel where everyone knows one another,” said Susan. “We also loved the annual Memorial Day parade.”

I encourage all Sanderson parents to get involved with the school. It is proven the more active you and your child are, the better grades they make and the more they enjoy school. JOHN KINNEY 14

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After meeting by chance in 1985 at a party, John, a local Realtor, said he knew right away he wanted to marry Susan, now a contract administration executive. Today, they are busy parents to two very active teenage sons who both attend Sanderson High School in North Raleigh. Daniel, 17, is a senior at Sanderson and member of the Academy of Finance program. A cross country team member for the past three years, he works part time at Southern Classic Cars in Wake Forest, where he can put his incredible knowledge of classic cars to work. He loves to read, takes AP and High Honors courses at Sanderson, and has been Cap 8 Academic All Conference the last three years.

leagues, John has just completed a twoyear term as president of the Sanderson Parent Teacher Student Association. In the past, he served as chairman of Grounds and Beautification at the school and is currently working with Principal Gregory Decker on a special project yet to be announced. “I encourage all Sanderson parents to get involved with the school,” said John. “It is proven the more active you and your child are, the better grades they make and the more they enjoy school.” The PTSA offers plenty of opportunities for all parents to join a booster club that is in

Michael, 14, a freshman at Sanderson, is a member of Academy of Finance and Air Force JROTC programs and takes High Honors courses as well. He runs cross country, and, as a freshman, scored varsity points making him one of the “Four Fab Freshman” on the team. In addition to reading, ACC sports, and coaching kids in various sports October | November 2012

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either theirs or their child’s interest. The efforts of the PTSA provide funding to support the students and teachers through new technologies, teacher grants, and student enrichment programs. “This is what has given Sanderson its great culture,” said John. Founding members of Grace Community Church, the Kinneys have taught Sunday school and supported the youth fellowship program. This close-knit family loves all that Raleigh has to offer as a small international city, while at the same time, they enjoy the small town feel. They treasure vacationing in a rented beach house on the Outer Banks with family and their admittedly spoiled yellow lab Fiona. More information for parents and residents interested in volunteering for the Sanderson High School PTSA is available by calling 919-881-8100 or visiting


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››› 919 FIELD TRIP

Look, Up in the Sky! It’s Flying Discs, Not Golf Balls, In the Air at North Raleigh Park

website, “There are a few differences, though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you won’t need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad tee time.” It also is quite popular, because it can be played from school age to old age. The PDGA boasts a member base of more than 40,000 – but estimates millions participate worldwide on an amateur basis.

By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

What is disc golf, and why are there several courses in the Raleigh area – including the Cedar Hills Rotary Park in North Raleigh? Since 1984, the local park has offered an 18-hole disc golf course located in the Six Forks area just off Millbrook. The course is roughly 5,000 feet long and can be challenging due to the wooded area in which it is built. Disc golf is an outdoor game played much like traditional golf – but with a flying disc or Frisbee (reg tm) instead of a ball and clubs, according to the Professional Disc 16

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Golf Association. “Disc golf shares the same joys and frustrations as traditional golf, whether it’s sinking a long putt or hitting a tree halfway down the fairway,” notes the PDGA

Cedar Hills attracts a good share of those participants, and earlier this year even hosted the Raleigh Winter Jam, a PDGAsanctioned C-Tier event that benefitted the North Carolina Food Bank. “Cedar Hills is a very nice,

Cedar Hills Rotary Park Disc Golf Course ADDRESS: 5600 Sweetbrier St. (off Millbrook), Raleigh YEAR OPENED: 1984 TERRAIN: Moderately hilly; heavily wooded HOLES: 18 COURSE LENGTH: 4,673 ft. TARGET TYPE: DISCatcher TEE TYPE: Concrete (3 ft. x 6 ft.) HOLE LENGTH: Under 300 ft. – 9 300-400 ft. – 7 Over 400 ft. – 2 AMENITIES: Hole signs, restrooms October | November 2012

Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you won’t need to rent a cart, and you never get stuck with a bad tee time. PDGA website well kept course, with 18 holes that range from short to long, wooded to open, downhill to uphill, and more,” according to www.NCdiscgolfcourses. com website. “This is a great course to refine your skills, and can keep you coming back week after week.” Disc golf is played by tossing a flying disc into a chained basket. To win the game, one must do this in as few throws as possible. Players must stand and toss their disc from the “tee,” usually a concrete pad.

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There are three different disc types used: Putters, all-purpose mid-range, and drivers. Experienced players know which discs to use for different scenarios, such as slow-flying putters whose courses are predictable and straight for smaller distances.

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Cedar Hills Rotary Park has no fees for playing its disc golf course, and includes amenities such as restrooms and hole signs. It is located at 5600 Sweetbriar Street in Raleigh. For more information on disc golf, visit


Unique Exchange Program Sends MHS Students to Beijing for Year By STEPHANIE FRIEDL 919 Magazine Writer

Millbrook High School, an International Baccalaureate World School, is offering four of its 11th grade Chinese language students the opportunity of a lifetime through an exchange program with Beijing Royal School (BRS) in China. This unique program allows Millbrook students one year of study at BRS, while BRS sends several students to Millbrook that same year.

“Millbrook was authorized as an IB World School just over two years ago,” said Loren Baron, diploma coordinator for the International Baccalaureate Programme at MHS. Last year Millbrook entered

into a relationship with BRS, a private school in Beijing run by Wong Guangfa. “We established what we think is the first and only international exchange program between two specific schools,” said

With an increasing awareness and interest in international language and culture studies, the IB World School program is growing and expanding.


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Baron. “We are thrilled by the results as we embark on our second year,” added Baron. “We are excited to see the program continue and thrive.” During their study abroad this year, MHS students Mike Colores, Alex Uzzell, Haley Epps, and Annie Dang are matched with host families upon arrival in Beijing, live in the student dorms at BRS, and study alongside their Chinese classmates. Students select from coursework that includes an extensive menu of AP courses -- all taught in English -- as well as those designed specifically for MHS students, including Chinese language, martial arts, and Chinese history and culture. During the school year, students spend much of their time studying due to the demanding coursework at BRS, but will spend holidays with their host families and have time for cultural excursions. “They

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have already visited the Great Wall and a traditional Chinese herbal medicine museum,” said Baron. Likewise, the students from BRS stay with MHS host families and study the required English and U.S. History courses, as well as core subjects in math and science. “On top of that, we purposefully provide opportunities to match their own interests and encourage time for extracurricular experiences,” explained Baron. “We have one student who is currently taking orchestra, and I have already received a number of pictures

of BRS students wakeboarding, kayaking, and visiting Emerald Isle.” It is through these student experiences that the MHS IB Programme is reaching its goals to increase opportunities for students, strengthen its Chinese language program, increase the international environment presented at school, and strengthen ties to global education organizations. For more information about the Millbrook High School Diploma Programme, visit mhs. or go to

We established what we think is the first and only international exchange program between two specific schools. We are thrilled by the results as we embark on our second year. LOREN BARON

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A.E. Finley YMCA youth triathletes show off their medals after competition

i9 Sports Flag Football season under way at two locations in North Wake County

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Colonnade Dental Specializes In Whole Body Health and Providing Beautiful Smiles Colonnade Dental specializes in beautifying smiles and maintaining dental health while focusing on whole body health. Dr. Mark Stephenson, DDS, and his experienced and friendly staff take great pride in providing products of the highest quality and durability to improve their patients’ dental aesthetics and oral health. “Our promise to our patients is that the veneers, fillings, crowns, and bridges we create will look as good as or better than the teeth nature gave you,” said Dr. Stephenson. Originally from Fayetteville, NC, Dr. Stephenson earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the UNC School of Dentistry in 1985 after earning a degree in chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a member of the American Dental Association, as well as the Wake County Dental Association and is certified in Advanced Cardiac

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Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support through the American Heart Association. Dr. Stephenson offers a wide range of dental services with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and denture placement. At Colonnade Dental, patients can receive metal-free fillings, root canals, implants, digital x-rays, antioxidant screenings, as well as Fastbraces®. Dr. Stephenson is currently the only dental office in the Raleigh area offering Fastbraces®, which are designed to help virtually anyone who has crooked teeth achieve a straighter healthier smile more quickly and for less money than traditional braces. Dr. Stephenson is committed to helping patients improve their overall health. He offers his patients


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spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance -- any of these can be repaired to give an attractive appearance to your smile.” Colonnade Dental is located at 8511 Colonnade Center Drive #160 in North Raleigh. For more information, call 919-241-5161, or email, or visit

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BioPhonic Scans Low Energy Laser Scanning Essential to Anti-Aging Plan As part the effort to improving patients’ overall health, Dr. Mark Stephenson, DDS, of Colonnade Dental offers patients access to BioPhonic Scanning -- designed to measure antioxidant health by reading skin and tissue antioxidant levels with a soft blue laser light. According to the National Institute of Health, the amount of antioxidants in the human body is directly proportional to how long a person will live. This easy to use, 90-second low energy laser scan is essential to patients’ anti-aging wellness plan.


››› 919 FOOD BREAK Allison’s Breakfast Muffins Ingredients

Regular roll sausage

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Parmesan cheese Cheddar cheese Cottage cheese

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Offers Up Her Mother’s Breakfast Muffin Recipe

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North Raleigh resident Allison Sherwood -- an orthodontic assistant at Cheek-Hill Orthodontics -- offers 919 Magazine readers her family’s Breakfast Muffin recipe. Handed down from her mother, who “would always have them for us on Christmas morning, while we opened presents under the tree,” this recipe features muffins that freeze really well and can be microwaved to enjoy later. Originally from Wilmington, NC, Allison is married to Eric Sherwood, who works for Cisco Systems. In addition to cooking, they are entertained nightly by their pet cat, Nemo.

eggs. the cheeses, and the beaten sausage, egg and Place a large spoonful of the h muffin unit. cheese mixture over top of eac 350 degrees. Let Cook in oven for 15 minute on cool, and enjoy!

halves or thirds, recipe Depending on if biscuits are can make up to 24 muffins.

These days, Allison cooks the muffins when she has house guests, because they are so easy and filling for a large group of people. “I also cook them occasionally for my coworkers, who also have become a huge fan of these muffins,” she said. “I enjoy making these muffins because they always remind me of being with family on Christmas morning.” Though Allison indicated she doesn’t cook regularly, “When i do, I love to have a recipe to follow,” she said. “I would be lost without one! I never have been good with just throwing ingredients together. I do love meal times and the idea that it brings everyone together!”


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How to Reduce Crime

North District Police Captain Provides Suggestions to North Raleigh Residents

Raleigh Police Department’s North District – located in the very heart of Raleigh’s growing population -- is one of the largest in the city, encompassing 28 sq. mi. and protecting more than 86,000 residents. Formed in the late 1980s, it is one of six districts and is headquartered at 6716 Six Forks Road. Capt. Doug Brugger leads the sworn officers and other staff working out of the North District Station, and he provided intriguing and informative answers to questions from 919 Magazine about the types of crime reported in North Raleigh – and how local residents can help reduce the number.

A Conversation with Raleigh Police Department North District Substation’s Capt. Dave Brugger What is the history of the North District Station? Capt. Brugger: The North District started out as a standalone substation back in the late 1980s, when it was located just north of Capital Towers near the 4800 block of Six Forks Road. In early 1997, this station moved to 8320 Litchford Road. In 2003, the Raleigh Police Department fully implemented its current district system, and both 919 Magazine NR

the North and Northeast districts shared the Litchford Road station house for two years until the Northeast District moved into its own facility at 4501 Atlantic Ave. In early 2010, the North District moved from Litchford Road to its current location at 6716 Six Forks Road. Past district commanders include Capt. T.D. Hardy, Maj. R.J. Daigle, and Deputy Chief C.L. Deck-Brown.

What are the specifics of the North District? Capt. Brugger: Currently, the North District has eight patrol squads, two of which are working at any given time. We have 68 sworn officers, 11 sworn supervisors, and one civilian staff support specialist. We also have a Community Police Squad that is composed of a supervisor, two community police officers, and a crime prevention officer.

How large is the North District? Capt. Brugger: RPD’s North District encompasses 28 sq. mi., bounded essentially by I-540 on the north, Capital Boulevard to the east, Creedmoor Road to the west, and the Five Points community to the south. We serve approximately 86,423 citizens.

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Size: 26 sq. mi. Contains: Triangle Tow n Center Durant Nature Park Wake Tech North Campus

North District Size: Contains:

28 sq. mi. North Hills Duke Health Raleigh Hospital

Northwest District 33 sq. mi. Size: Contains: Leesville Brier Creek Crabtree Valley Mall Lake Lynn Umstead State Park

Southeast District

Size: Contains:

27 sq. mi. WakeMed Regional Campus TWC Music Pavilion Shaw University St. Augustine College

Downtown District

5 sq. mi. Size: Executive Mansion s: Contain State Capitol Building Raleigh Convention Center

Southwest District

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21 sq. mi. North Carolina State University Hillsborough Street Five Points Cameron Village Roanoke Park

What types of calls are most prevalent in the North District? Capt. Brugger: The types of calls for service we receive in the North District can vary greatly from day to day. However, the most common calls for service that our officers have responded to during the past year are: • Motor vehicle crashes. The North district contains several major traffic arteries of the city within its district boundaries, as well as a great many businesses; because of these factors, traffic congestion and crashes are frequent occurrences. • Request to talk with an officer. • Disturbance, with includes any situation that disturbs the comfort of a citizen; these incidents can include a range of conflicts, from unruly crowds to arguments between neighbors. • Drug violations. • Larceny. • Requests for service, which include any request from a citizen, business, or another law enforcement agency for police service; there are unlimited types of these requests. • Loud music, noise or party. Although many calls for service appear to be similar, more often than not, they require completely different responses by officers. For example, a loud party could be called in as a disturbance; when the officer realizes it is, in fact, a party, he or she will change the nature of the call and deal with the situation accordingly.

How can residents of the North District reduce crime? Capt. Brugger: The best advice we can give residents is to be aware of their surroundings, and to call the police if they see suspicious people, vehicles or activities. Also, it is not a good idea to leave valuables in plain sight, such as GPS devices in vehicles – or leaving garage doors open at night.

What special programs or outreach does the station provide to local schools? Capt. Brugger: The North District’s two high schools, Millbrook High School and Sanderson High School, each have a school resource officer provided by the police department. Upon request, the North District’s community policing squad visits local schools to make presentations on crime prevention topics and conduct question-and-answer sessions. The community officers participated in a safe-driving program for teens, in which three officers each conducted a one-hour presentation covering the common causes of crashes among teenage drivers -- including drinking and driving, speeding, and texting while driving. The students then convey the information they learned in this program to their peers. As a result of the program, hundreds of teens have been made aware of the risks associated with driving under those conditions.

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What is unique about the North District Station, compared to other RPD facilities? Capt. Brugger: The North District station contains not only the district’s offices, but also the headquarters for the Raleigh Police Department -- which includes the Office of the Chief, the Internal Affairs Unit, the RPD Records Section, the Administrative Services Division, some investigative functions, and the Raleigh Intelligence Center. Also, the North District is the only district that operates 20 propane hybrid vehicles for primary 911 responses. These cars can run on propane, gasoline, or the E-85 fuel blend. The propane refueling station is also located at the North District.

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What are the biggest challenges for the North Station staff? Capt. Brugger: The North District is an ever-evolving section of Raleigh, and our area of most rapid growth is the Midtown (North Hills) area. In 2011, the North District added four community officers, and one of these officers was assigned to the Midtown area. In January, we revised the boundaries of three of our district’s busier beats to create four beats covering that same geographical area. This allowed us to increase officer presence in areas where additional staffing was most needed. Keeping up with the growing population of this area and its ever-changing crime trends has presented a challenge to our officers, who must continually stay abreast of what is occurring in their assigned areas. Communication among officers, command staff and citizens is a key element and cannot be overstated.

What types of additional community programs are provided by the North District team? Capt. Brugger: Earlier this year, the North District partnered with Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department to develop an after-school resource center in the Bradford Crossing apartment complex on Navaho Drive. A vacant apartment in this complex was converted to a resource center where kids of all ages can go after school to get tutoring from Parks and Recreation staff and participate in games and athletics. Officers frequently visit the center to interact with the kids and serve as mentors. Approximately 20 children attended this program each afternoon throughout the school year. Another project used to improve the RPD’s relationship with area youth was the police baseball card program. Each community police officer who participated in this program was featured on a baseball card that contained his or her photo, a personal quote, and facts about his 919 Magazine NR

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or her career. The officers then distributed the cards to local youths as a way to project a friendlier image of the police department within the community. The North District has also partnered with local businesses to participate in public safety appreciation days, and our community police officers visit daycare centers on a regular basis to educate the children about safety and the role of police in the community. Our officers have also conducted several recreation programs to mentor youth through sports and adventure activities, such as bowling and canoeing, and even youth soccer in a league coached by RPD officers. Our district’s crime prevention officer also offers crime prevention surveys for victims of residential and commercial break-ins to assist them with protecting their residences against future break-ins. North District Community Officer V.J. Espinoza, who is a native Spanish speaker, has been interviewed several times by reporters for Spanish-language media outlets, such as La Ley radio station and La Conexión and Que Pasa newspapers. These interviews have covered topics such as the dangers of drinking and driving, safety information for children, and other issues of importance to the Hispanic community.

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Raleigh Police Department North District Station ADDRESS: 6716 Six Forks Road NON-EMERGENCY PHONE: 919-996-4208 EMERGENCY PHONE: 911 YEAR CURRENT FACILITY OPENED: 2010 CURRENT CAPTAIN: Capt. Doug Brugger COVERAGE AREA: 28 sq. mi., over 86,000 residents WEBSITE:

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Does the North Station need volunteer assistance from local residents? Capt. Brugger: The City of Raleigh maintains a Community Volunteer Program, and those over age 21 who pass a background screening can participate. One portion of this citywide program is the Police Volunteer Program. Each RPD volunteer completes a course that teaches them about the department’s duties and expectations, as well as trains them in specific skills. At times, these volunteers utilize vehicles marked “RPD Volunteer” that contain specialized equipment to assist them in outreach to the community. Some volunteers supplement the city’s officers by conducting security checks, helping disabled motorists, and assisting with crowd management at parades and traffic details during special events, while other volunteers provide support in administrative areas. The most effective way for the general public to assist the district’s personnel is to communicate with the district. If there is an ongoing issue, we ask that citizens notify the North District so that our officers can work to resolve the issue in the best interests of the community. Any citizen, regardless of age, can be an effective witness to criminal activity and can call 911 to notify officers when a situation arises.

How can local residents get more information on the RPD or the North District? Capt. Brugger: Residents with Internet access can visit Select police from the list of city departments, and you’ll find a great deal of information about the RPD, along with instructions regarding how to report a crime, how to obtain crash reports online, and how to join the department. Residents can also call the department’s main non-emergency number, which is 919-996-3335.

What is your personal history in law enforcement? Capt. Brugger: After graduating college from the 30

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State University of New York at Potsdam in 1986, I joined the police department. I served for about eight years in the patrol division, and was promoted to detective in 1995. Most of my detective career was spent investigating robberies and homicides. I was promoted to sergeant in 2001, to lieutenant in 2005, and to captain in 2010. After my promotion to captain, I was assigned to the North District as district commander.

What influenced you to become a police officer? Capt. Brugger: I come from a long line of first responders: My grandfather and father were firefighters, and my brother still is. I had a great-uncle who was second in command of the Mt. Kisco Police Department in a suburb of New York City. I always felt at home in a firehouse or police station. Once you are around influences like that, it is hard to do anything else.

Any advice you can give young people who seek a career in law enforcement? Capt. Brugger: Most of the actions you take can follow you around for the rest of your life. You must have a clean record and good character to have a career in law enforcement. Most people do not get into this field for the money; it is a calling. It doesn’t matter how bad a situation is, when someone calls 911, we have to respond. We have an important role to fill in what could be the worst day of someone’s life – and we have to act professionally and somehow make that day better for all parties involved.

Anything else you want to share with our readers about the North District? Capt. Brugger: The North District is an ever-changing area. We ask that all of the people who live and work in this area take ownership of their community and report suspicious activity and ongoing quality-of-life issues to us. We are only as successful as we want to be when we work in partnership with the citizens we serve.

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Raleigh Police Department Information CHIEF OF POLICE: DEPUTY CHIEF:

Crime Mapping

Harry Dolan Cassandra Deck-Brown

Crime Prevention Learning simple crime prevention techniques and employing them can dramatically decrease the chances of crime happening to Raleigh residents. Active communities are the best partners the police have when it comes to fighting crime. By showing that small crimes and nuisance activities will not be tolerated in a neighborhood sends clear signals to criminals to stay away. That means painting over graffiti, knowing neighbors and reporting suspicious activity.

Report Crime Online Raleigh resident can file certain non-emergency police reports online at Eligible online reports include: • Damages to vehicles • Harassing phone calls • Lost property • Stolen property • Thefts from vehicle • Hit and runs • Damages to property Online reporting users are able print a temporary copy of their report immediately after it is submitted. The online reporting system provides a convenient way to report crimes that do not require the presence of an officer, and it increases police productivity by freeing officers to perform other law enforcement activities. In addition, users may find it is a more convenient way to file a police report needed for an insurance claim.

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Online crime mapping is available to the public at http:// The mapping provides 30days of data for specific areas on the crimes of arson, motor vehicle thefts, larcenies, burglaries, aggravated assaults, robberies and homicides (rape reports do not appear to protect the identities of rape victims).

Volunteer Program Volunteers are sought to assist the department’s full time staff with a broad spectrum of assignments, including: • Security patrols in parks • Telephone crime reporting • Data entry • Neighborhood watch planning • Crime prevention programs • Special event assistance • Greenway volunteer program Each volunteer receives approximately 38 hours of training by the Raleigh Police Academy concerning issues pertinent to their duties. They will be required to volunteer a minimum of 15 hours per month. For more information, email or call 919-996-1118.

Join the Force Individuals interested in joining the Raleigh Police Department – which includes 776 sworn officer positions – can explore career opportunities and find additional information at

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Protect Home and Family Kitchen Accidents North Raleigh’s Leading Cause of Residential Fires

National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13) Events 10/7

Open House

2 pm-5 pm

Raleigh Fire Dept. Station #4 121 Northway Court

Raleigh Fire Dept. Station #9 4465 Six Forks Road

Raleigh Fire Dept. Station #15 1815 Spring Forest Road

Raleigh Fire Dept. Station #16 5225 Lead Mine Road

Raleigh Fire Dept. Station #19 4209 Spring Forest Road

Raleigh Fire Dept. Station #25 2740 Wakefield Crossing


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10 am-2 pm Raleigh Fire Museum 105 Keeter Center Dr


Antique Fire Equipment Display

2 pm-5 pm Raleigh Fire Department Station #28 3500 Forestville Rd

10/13 Fire Safety Festival

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10 am-4 pm Bond Park 801 High House Rd, Cary

North Raleigh Fire Stations Plan Open Houses Imagine: it is the middle of the night, and you smell smoke. Jolting out of bed, you wake your children, collecting a few items along the way. It is unclear where the smoke is coming from, but your focus is on ushering family and pets out of the house as quickly as possible. Suddenly, you find yourself on the sidewalk in front of your home, watching flames lick the windows of your front room. So, what now? Most will remember the evacuation basics learned during grade school fire drills: Stay close to the floor, test the heat of doorknobs before opening a door, hold a rag against your nose and mouth, etc. But the principles of fire safety vary from school to the home. October 7-13 is Fire Prevention Week, which began in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 — a disaster that left hundreds of thousands homeless,

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burned 2,000 acres and destroyed 17,400 structures. Since the tragic event, fire safety has become one of the most important lessons for homeowners.

The leading cause of house fires in North Raleigh is kitchen fires due to unattended cooking. BATTALION CHIEF GREG BRIDGES The theme of this year’s FPW is “Have 2 Ways Out,” or two points of exit from every room in the house. This is a crucial plan to have in place due to the unpredictability of house fires — at any given time, one exit might not be viable.

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Raleigh Fire Department stations in North Raleigh plan open houses as part of the observance of FPW, and Battalion Chief Greg Bridges provided additional suggestions for North Raleigh residents, such as the importance of not leaving a kitchen when cooking. “The leading cause of house fires in North Raleigh is kitchen fires due to unattended cooking,” said Bridges, who noted that, unfortunately, not all fires can be prevented. Accidents, faulty wiring, or lightning strikes can also cause house fires. In any situation, families must have specific plans for staying safe. “Have a plan of where everyone will meet to account for each person. When evacuating, stay calm.” Raleigh Fire Department stations across North Raleigh plan open houses in October, as part of Fire Prevention Week.



Sanderson Senior in National Competition

Ravenscroft Students Join Symphony Four Ravenscroft Upper School students were selected to perform for the Triangle Philharmonic Association’s Youth Symphony. Named to the group were Sara Brown (cello), Ashley Suh (string bass), Stephanie Wiehe (trumpet), and Andrew Wiehe (trombone). The association heard nearly 400 auditions for seats in the Triangle Youth Philharmonic, Triangle Youth Symphony and Triangle Youth Orchestra.

Brooke Overcash, a senior at Sanderson High School, received a silver award last summer at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) STAR events in Orlando, Fla. Competing against students from all 50 states and two territories in the “Recycle and Re-design” event, she received a silver award for designing and creating a skirt and accessories from Mountain Dew soft drink cans. More than 3,600 students participated in the Students Taking Action with Recognition competitive events that build proficiency and achievement in leadership and job-related skills.

Millbrook High’s Fall Play Nov. 1-3 Millbrook High School’s Drama Department presents “Death Takes a Holiday” as its Fall Play at 7 p.m. Nov. 1-3. Described as a play that stimulates discussion and presents a novel and optimist philosophy of the problems of love and death, it was written by Alberto Casella.

SHS Graduate Makes Eagle Rank A Sanderson High School student recently reached the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. A member of Raleigh Troop 350, Zachery Goodman designed and installed moveable compost containers for the charity garden at Asbury United Methodist Church as his Eagle project. Goodman is the son of Rick and Lynne Goodman.

Admission is $8 for the general public, and $5 for students. MHS is located at 2201 Spring Forest Road. For more information, call 919-850-8787 or visit

Crown Trophy Supports Charity Groups Crown Trophy and Awards of Raleigh participated in several recent local events, by donating awards given to participants. “Our business believes in helping organizations in which children are benefitted,” said Bob Falkenbach of Crown Trophy, located at 2431 Spring Forest Road in North Raleigh.

Dickerson Opens Design Center Homes by Dickerson opened a custom design center and office headquarters at 7201 Creedmoor Road, Suite 147, in the Stonehenge area. The new space features four kitchen vignettes showcasing appliances, tile, granite, carpet, fixtures, doors, hardwoods, paint, mirrors, lighting and more. For more information, visit or

Crown provided awards for the New York Life Comfort Zone Camp Golf Tournament, held Sept. 17 at Brier Creek Country Club. The camp provides comfort and gives hope for children who grieve. Crown also provided awards to the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation for its “Let’s Cure AHC 5K Race/Walk” on Sept. 22. Crown also plans to donate awards to the UNC Lineberger Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Clinic’s “Get Heeled 5K” in Chapel Hill on Oct. 13. For more information on Crown Trophy, call 919-878-6565 or visit


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North Raleigh’s Anne Gordon Active Adult Center Opens in November North Raleigh’s new Anne Gordon Active Adult Center at Millbrook Exchange Park – named for retired Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department employee Anne Gordon – opens in early November, according to City of Raleigh representatives. A wide range of activities and services will be available at the new 4,466 sq. ft. center, which is located on the front of the park site. Gordon worked for the department from 1963 to 1996, beginning as an activity supervisor, directing Camp Ranoca at Pullen Park and later at Durant Nature Park. She was involved in a number of activities -- including the City’s 4th of July celebration -- and coordinated the annual doll show. In 1980, Gordon became the supervisor of senior adult programs.

Two Considered for School Honors Administrators at Millbrook Elementary School and Lead Mine Elementary School are finalists for Wake County Public School System’s Principal of the Year and Assistant Principal of the Year honors. Paula Trantham, principal at Millbrook Elementary School, and Teresa Caswell, assistant principal at Lead Mine Elementary School await the naming of winners during an Oct. 11 celebration at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh.

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Sanderson High School junior Joanna Boyles will be a part of the U-17 girls U.S. National World Cup soccer team this fall. Boyles and the team open play Sept. 22 against France in Azerbaijen…Harrington Bank – located at 1151 Falls River Avenue in North Raleigh – celebrated its 5-year Anniversary in August with a Community Appreciation Day, featuring food, fun and games…Dollar General plans to open a retail outlet soon in the Falls River Shopping Center, near Triangle Town Square at 1131 Falls River Ave…Alexis Farrior – who attended Fox Road Elementary School in North Raleigh at the time -- was one of five youngsters recognized earlier this year by Reed Jewelers of Triangle Town Center for essays involving Mother’s Day. Farrior won a diamond heart pendant for her mother by writing on the topic, “Why I Love My Mom”… Jenny Wicker and Stacie Patrone opened The Parlor at North Ridge recently in the North Ridge Shopping Center (6196-112 Falls of the Neuse Road)…Brian Nobles, a Millbrook High School student, committed to play baseball for Western Carolina University after graduation…John Lenzmeier has opened Xenos Mediterranean Grill in Six Forks Station shopping center, at Six Forks and Strickland roads. Call 919-8463600 or visit for more information… Ravenscroft School had five students receive perfect scores on the National Latin Exam. Earning the high marks were Kyle Pelton, Robin Kikuchi, Kyla Babson, Evan Colby and Andrew Williams…Scottie Richardson is the new athletic director and varsity men’s basketball coach at Neuse Christian Academy, located at 7600 Falls of the Neuse Road…Gretchen Struckmeyer received a Triangle Rising Star Award from the Durham Performing Arts Center. Struckmeyer is a senior at Millbrook High School… Madison Jones, son of Michael and Tammy Jones and a student at Ravenscroft School, served as a page recently for the North Carolina State Senate (sponsored by Sen. Phil Berger)…Sarah Ford, a student at Sanderson High School and daughter of Rodrick Ford and Alisha Gibb, also served as a page recently – in the North Carolina House of Representatives (sponsored by Rep. Rosa Gill)…Wolf Camera is closing its North Raleigh location at Harvest Oaks Drive and Strickland Road, the result of a corporate decision to declare bankruptcy…Wake County school board recently approved new magnet programs at three North Raleigh schools: Fox Road Elementary, Carroll Middle and Green Elementary… Send news items about your children, students, church, school, organization, club, troop, or group to

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››› 919 COMMUNITY Food, Games and More at FastMed FastMed Urgent Care celebrates its grand opening with a free community event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1311 E. Millbrook Drive. The family-friendly event features free pizza and ice cream, a game truck, a balloon artisit, face painting, giveaways, and more activities. FastMed community doctor mascot, Dr. Kyle, will make an appearance, as will FastMed’s sponsored race car and driver, and Raleigh police and fire personnel. Tours of the facility also are available. “FastMed is excited to provide the community an opportunity to get to know us and see al we have to offer,” said Reuel Heyden, director of community relations for FastMed. “Kind faces, a beautiful facility and great community-focused programs are what will make FastMed special.” The new clinic offers health physicals, an onsite lab, x-rays, occupational healthy services, and more. For additional information, call FastMed at 919-550-0821 or visit


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Natural, Organic Bedding

The Organic Bedroom Provides Healthy, Chemical-Free Mattresses and Accessories Owners, Joey and Vicki Ashley, believe The Organic Bedroom customers deserve nothing but the best when it comes to luxury natural, organic mattresses and bedroom accessories. “Our mission is to provide the best most luxurious brands available, which we believe need to be healthy and chemical free,” said Vicki.

The Organic Bedroom Profile OWNERS: Joey and Vicki Ashley YEAR OPENED: 2012 ADDRESS: 6325-61 Falls of Neuse Rd. WEBSITE: EMAIL: PHONE: 919-521-5566 FACEBOOK:


After thorough research, the Ashleys discovered that some employees at mattress retailers in the Triangle area often have little product knowledge. “In fact,” said Ashley, “many employees of mattress retailers can’t tell you what types of chemicals are used as the flame retardants in the mattresses.”

The Ashleys, who both left corporate jobs in sales and finance, opened The Organic Bedroom earlier this year in response to the need they saw for a healthy alternative to cheaply made, petro and toxic chemicalladen (formaldehyde, boric acid, and PBDEs) mattresses widely available in the marketplace. “With more children being diagnosed with autism, ADD, ADHD, as well as an increase in cancer diagnoses, there is a clear connection between the chemicals in our environment and disease,” said Joey. “We found a way to eliminate chemicals in the one place where you spend at least a third of your life.”

As proud owners, the Ashleys are committed to the ultimate in customer satisfaction. “We respect and only want the best for our customers,” said Vicki. “We strive to create an exceptional shopping experience where our customers can relax and not feel rushed or pressured into a decision they may later regret.”

We found a way to eliminate chemicals in the one place where you spend at least a third of your life.

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At The Organic Bedroom, certified by the Green America’s Green Business Network as an environmentally and socially responsible business, customers can select from luxurious, high quality mattresses, crib mattresses, and bedroom accessories that are chemicalfree and competitively priced with warehouse and department stores.

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Satisfied customers include those who value a luxury mattress, who are looking to create a more organic and natural environment in their home, and those who suffer from chemical sensitivities, allergies, and orthopedic problems. The Organic Bedroom is located at 6325-61 Falls of Neuse Rd. For information, call 919-521-5566, email info@theorganicbedroom, or visit


State Fair Time

Rides, Food, Games, Music, and Exhibits Highlight North Carolina’s Annual Event

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2012 DATES: Thursday, Oct. 11-Sunday, Oct. 21 2012 THEME: Bumper Crop of Fun LOCATION: State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh PHONE: 919-821-7400 WEBSITE: OFFICIALS: Steve Troxler, Commissioner, State Department of Agriculture; Wesley Wyatt, State Fair Director FIRST YEAR: 1853 2011 ATTENDANCE: 1,009,173 ADMISSION: Adults, $8 ($6 advance through Oct. 11) Children (6-12), $3 ($2 advance) Children (5 and under), Free Military, $5 (gate sales only) Seniors (65 and older), free HOURS: Gates, 8 am-12 pm * Admission Ticket Booths, 8 am-9:45 pm Midway Rides Ticket Booths, 9:30 am-11 pm * Midway Rides (Thu-Sat), 10 am-12 pm Midway Rides (Sun-Wed), 10 am-11 pm * Exhibit Halls, 9 am-9:45 pm *

Amusement park rides, fried food, arcade games, giant vegetables, live music — these are the things that attract hundreds of thousands of people each year to the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. In 2010, a record one million people over the course of the 10-day event came to enjoy the festivities. Scheduled for Oct. 11-21 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, the event staff already have concerts lined up for each night in the Dorton Arena, including two highly anticipated shows from North Carolina’s own Scotty McCreery (of American Idol fame). Free entertainment is always an option for fairgoers of all ages, including pig races, magicians, clowns, ventriloquists, horse shows, cooking contests and musicians from the area. Of course, many visitors choose to stay until the nightly fireworks show, which begins at 9:45 p.m. before the fair closes. Along with music, rides and games, the fair features many exhibits for agriculture. This includes record-sized vegetables and fruits, flower and garden shows, the Village of Yesteryear, pigs, and cows. “Most fairgoers are excited about the new things, but they really come out for their personal favorites. It might be the agricultural exhibits for one person and the midway rides for another. Each person creates their own fair traditions,” said Paul Jones, NC State Fair public information officer. Not only is the State Fair a great annual way to spend time with family and friends, as well as enjoy the beautiful North Carolina fall weather, it is a major way in which citizens can support the state’s top industry: agriculture. “The State Fair ... highlights the diversity of products grown and raised in North Carolina. It’s also important because the State Fair is the only opportunity many people living in cities get to interact with farmers and agriculture,” said Jones. Those interested can find more detailed information and schedules at www.ncstatefair. org, as well as follow the State Fair blog at or connect on Facebook and Twitter.

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State Fair Timeline 1853 . . . . . . . . . . . . State Agriculture Society holds first State Fair

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››› 919 BUSINESS PROFILE In pursuit of excellence and mastery of the latest in hair styling and design, Total Hair Salon has been serving Raleigh clients for 26 years. Father and son owners Charles and Chuck Powell are dedicated to providing complete client satisfaction in a caring and friendly environment. “Our clients appreciate our depth of experience and our ability to stay on top of the latest designs and fashions,” said Chuck, who also manages the salon. “We have educators and master colorists who truly care about our clients.”

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Our mission is to serve, not to be served. As a result, we have clients that have been with us for over 40 years. CHARLES POWELL The Powells feel fortunate to operate a business that affords them the opportunity to train and educate many young stylists to elevate the standards in all aspects of hair services. Charles’ goal when opening Total Hair Salon was to create a work environment fueled by good education, support, and positive reinforcement so that his stylists could reach their full potential while advancing within the beauty industry.

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2012 Autumn Festivals

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Page Farms Pumpkins Hayrides, Corn Maze, more Weekends (thru season) 6100 Mt. Herman Rd 919-596-3227


Fall Festival 6:30-9 pm Trinity Baptist Church 4815 Six Forks Rd


Crop Walk 2 pm North Raleigh Presbyterian Church 1905 Strickland Rd

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Fun Fest Evening 6:45-8:30 pm Baptist Grove Church 7109 Leesville Rd


Holiday Crafts Fair Chabad Center of Raleigh 7400 Falls of the Neuse Road 919-847-8986



Holiday Open House Wake Forest Downtown 919-570-1372


Holiday CafĂŠ and Bake Sale Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 5000 Lead Mine Road 919-781-4548

2012 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade


Greater Raleigh Merchants Association 9:40 am, Downtown Raleigh 919-755-9325

Wake Forest Town Hall 301 S. Brooks St. 919-570-1372

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Christmas Tree Lighting


››› 919 REGION NC Crime Lowest Since 1977 North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper recently reported that the state’s crime rate last year was the lowest since 1977, despite homicide increasing 6 percent. In Wake County, the 2857.7 crimes per 100,000 residents in 2011 was a small increase of 0.9 percent.

Federal Grant to Fund Raleigh’s Train Station

Propane Police Cars Cut Costs

Federal government funding will begin work on a new Raleigh passenger train station in the former Dillon Supply building downtown.

Twenty hybrid propane-powered patrol cars operated by the Raleigh Police Department have resulted in savings of more than $22,000. Conversion of 10 of the vehicles to propane last year was funded by a grant from the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition; the additional 10 cars funded with a federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant earlier this year. All the cars also run on gasoline or ethanol mix fuel. The 20 hybrid propane-powered patrol cars have been driven 162,436 miles, using 22,592 gallons of propane and displacing the use of 20,333 gallons of gasoline, according to the department. A propane fueling station is located the North District Substation at 6716 Six Forks Road.

WHAT’S GOING ON AT RDU? Local residents and visitors traveling by plane to-and-from Raleigh-Durham International Airport have no doubt noticed all the activity at Terminal 1 – the beginning of a $68 million renovation. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the facelift will provide nine gates, primarily utilized by Southwest Airlines and its subsidiaries. Terminal 1 was originally constructed in 1982 as a temporary facility, but became a permanent part of the airport.


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The city requested $60 million, but didn't actually expect funding, according to officials. The $21 million will pay for track improvements, with station renovations to occur later. The grant -- a so-called TIGER grant from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation -- was one of 46 funded, out of nearly 850 applications. Raleigh's current Amtrak station on Cabarrus Street was constructed in 1950, and served nearly 200,000 passengers last year.

More New Students for Wake Wake County Public School System expects at least 4,800 new students for the 2012-2013 school year – the most growth since before the recession began. Schools officials indicated the increased number represents an improving economy and the continued attractiveness of the Triangle to relocating families.

Volunteers Monitor Greenway A new Greenway Volunteer Program rolled out in August to promote courtesy and safety, provide information to the public utilizing the Capital Area Greenway System, and summon aid to individuals utilizing the Greenway. The program is an expansion of the Raleigh Police Department Volunteer Program, in cooperation with the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department. The Greenway is a network of public open spaces and recreational trails throughout Raleigh for walking, jogging, hiking, bird watching, nature study, fishing, picnicking and outdoor fun.

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Former Baileywick Teacher Strives For Students to Exceed Own Goals By VIRGINIA REED 919 Magazine Writer

to the county; then a committee of select Wake County faculty narrowed the nominations from approximately 180 to 24. The next step in Roberts’ nomination was closer evaluation by teachers and principals from across the county. These representatives observed nominees in the classrooms and conducted their interviews. Of the 24 semifinalists at this time, 12 were chosen to move on. Roberts feels honored to have been recognized by her coworkers and county and respects the

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Though Charlotte Roberts believes her daily classroom routine is no different from that of her colleagues in the Wake County Public School System, she does include at least one unique technique: She steps back for a moment before sending her students home and asks, “Did we laugh today?” The 4th grade teacher at Jeffreys Grove Elementary School also tries to pull away from paperwork, lesson planning and meetings in order to remind herself that she is there for her students. “Our county is large and the vast array of teaching abilities and dedication of teachers is endless,” said Roberts. “I try Charlotte Roberts (left) with Jeffreys Grove to work hard Elementary School Principal Lisa Cruz every day and Photo Courtesy of Bill Posting, WCPSS give each child an opportunity recognition. She loves to serve to achieve success and exceed her students by challenging their own expectations.” them and herself through Roberts – who taught at victory, laughter and tears. North Raleigh’s Baileywick “I still have a lot to learn Elementary School before and I know teachers are always spending the past five years at working so hard. I just hope I JGES – was one of 12 finalists have represented my school, my for Wake County’s Teacher of colleagues and community well the Year Award for 2011-2012. because without their support First named Teacher of the I wouldn’t be a successful Year for JGES by her colleagues, teacher,” said Roberts. she then submitted a portfolio

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• A native of Chile offers up a special family recipe that’s perfect for the fall and winter months. • Triangle Eye Associates is opening in mid-September in Brier Creek’s Brierdale Shopping Center. • A profile of Healthy Paws Animal Hospital on Glenwood Avenue reveals facility’s fun environment. • A Massive $20 Million Science Greenhouse opened at Bayer CropScience near Brier Creek. EE FR

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Benefits of Band Bountiful At Wakefield Area Schools PAGE 27

Ready For New Role

Privott Brings Life Of Education And Leadership to Wakefield PAGE 10


WHS Student Body President Proud of School, Community PAGE 12


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919 Magazine: Leesville/Creedmoor Road Edition

• Leesville-area teenager Sarah “Kip” McMillan embarks on a unique journey to Ecuador as a Global Citizen Year Fellow. • Mario Bofill — recent graduate of Leesville Road High School — gained Scouting’s biggest honor, becoming an Eagle Scout by assisting the Durham Rescue Mission. • LRHS Athletic Director Jack Rogers is proud of the improvements made to sports programs at the campus.

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• Victoria Privott embraces her new role as Wakefield Elementary School principal. • Dirty Dogs Spa and Boutique uniquely designed to pamper canine companions. • Wakefield High School student body president is proud of her school, and her community. • Snaggle Foot Dog Walks and Pet Care offers professional, loving care.

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››› 919 FINAL BELL

45th In Student Spending


North Carolina ranked 45th in the nation in per-student spending on public schools in 2010, averaging $8.409 per student (compared to $10,615 in national per-student spending).

Raleigh placed sixth in Yahoo! Finance’s latest “Hottest American Cities in the Future” rankings.

New York ranked highest in the U.S. Census Bureau report at $18,667, followed by New Jersey, Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming. Utah ranked lowest, with average per-student spending of $6,064. Wake County Public School System was listed at $7,727 per-student spending, falling below the state average -- below Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools at $11,167 (highest in North Carolina), and Durham County, at $9,679.

And We’re Not Talking About Summer Weather

The website weighed job growth, demographics, affordability, population growth, livability and other factors in compiling its rankings. “This charming city attracts college students, families and immigrants with its job prospects, safety, affordable housing and short commutes,” wrote Yahoo! Finance editors.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

Airline passenger traffic at Raleigh-Durham International Airport was up 1.7 percent in the first six months of 2012, handling 2.246 million travelers.

Brooklyn, NY topped the list, followed by Seattle; Austin, Tex.; Portland, Ore.; and Boulder, Col.

Air cargo numbers were down compared to last year, though. In the first half of 2012, shipments were down 17 percent.


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Raleigh Population Growth Among U.S. Leading Cities The Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program showed Raleigh as having a population growth percentage in excess of 3 percent, placing it in the top 10 for U.S. cities population growth rate from 2010 to 2011. Raleigh’s population estimate for July 2011 is 416,468, which is 3.1 percent more than the previous year’s estimate – the tenth highest percentage increase in the nation. Cary’s 2011 estimate is 139, 633, reflecting an annual growth rate of 3.2 percent, the ninth highest. Durham’s 2.2 percent population growth pushed it ahead of Winston-Salem to the fourth largest city in the state slot. According to these population estimates, Raleigh edged up a notch to be the 42nd largest city in the U.S. – just behind Omaha, Neb., and ahead of Colorado Springs, Col. Charlottle, North Carolina’s largest city and the 17th largest city in the U.S., grew at a rate of 2.6 percent during the same period. 46

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6,000 ACRES Named after a former North Carolina governor, William B. Umstead State Park in Northwest Raleigh covers 6,000 acres and includes about 13 miles of multi-use trails and another 20 miles of additional hiking trails.

5% in NC Borrow High Interest Cash Pay Day lending is banned in North Carolina, yet 5 percent of North Carolina adults are regularly using the higher interest, short-term loans – with most of the activity happening online. Most Pay Day borrowers are between ages 25 and 44 with annual incomes below $40,000. Lenders typically charge an average of $15 per $1,000 borrowed. SOURCE: Pew Charitable Trusts Lending Study

CNBC ranks North Carolina fourth on its list of America’s Top 5 states for business. According to the business-oriented television network, the rankings are based on 10 categories utilizing publicly available data – such as cost of living, business friendliness, costs, and education. Texas ranked first, followed by Utah and Virginia. SOURCE: CNBC October | November 2012

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919 Magazine Zone 3, Issue 2  

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