A peace of her own
Debra M. Townsley considers her university part of Raleigh — and vice versa
by L.D. Johnson
When she was inaugurated as the 10th president of William Peace University in August 2010, Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., realized that she was becoming a part of the community as well as a leader of an institution steeped in tradition since it opened in 1857. She welcomed the change.
Reader Essay: Falling for Raleigh
How one weekend turned into a new place to live
by Emma Burcart
I never meant to move to Raleigh. It was just supposed to be a stop on my cross-country road trip to Miami. I’d never even heard of the city before my best friend moved to Hedingham in 2007. After living my entire life in the gray rain and cold of Oregon, I was looking forward to the Sunshine State.