Founded in 1999, Metro asked these leaders from various fields of endeavor to contribute to its upcoming double edition for August/September edition. The authors and their topics are:
- UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp discusses education and the significant change in the community of Chapel Hill;
- Carter Wrenn, the Republican campaign strategist who helped elect Jesse Helms, and Gary Pearce, the Democrat campaign pundit who ran Jim Hunt's successful campaigns -- representing both ends of the spectrum -- tackle the volatile electoral environment;
- Bill Pully, executive director of the NC Hospital Association, summarizes the ever-changing medical landscape now in the midst of proposed Congressional re-organization;
- Architect John Atkins, principal of one of the region’s largest architectural firm, explains the evolution that has made the built environment a function of land planning.
- NC Art Museum director Larry Wheeler discusses the burgeoning art scene over the past decade and the opening of the new Museum exhibition space opening in 2010;
- Joan Seifert Rose, executive director of the Council of Entrepreneurial Development, totes up the meteoric rise in venture capital funding in the region;
- Jim Leutze, former UNC-Wilmington chancellor and a noted authority on coastal issues, provides insight into the complicated myriad of competing forces impacting the eastern region, from the sounds of the Inner Banks to the ocean’s edge;
- John Kane, the creative real estate developer who created the new North Hills development, discusses the ins and outs of land use in the region;
- Reyn Bowman, Durham’s leading advocate, explains Durham’s fast growth and the Bull City’s initiatives to assert its own identity.
The special 10th birthday section is accompanied by Metro’s quarterly medical report, focused on breakthroughs in stem cell research at Duke and a new technique developed at NC State for early measurement of elements harmful to healthy hearts.
Metro’s quarterly Southern Style section will also present two significant and innovative home design creations; an inside visit to private gardens; and the annual Fall Fashion Preview from New York City.
The August/September edition will also include Part Two - and the final installment - of the MetroBravo awards, the magazine’s highly anticipated annual “best of” reader’s poll.
According to Metro editor and publisher Bernie Reeves, “The quality and standing of our guest writers verifies that Raleigh Metro Magazine is the most respected magazine in the region. I am intensely proud of our writers and staff and the genuine affection our readers have for our efforts. A lot has happened in ten years around here, and Metro kept the community in the know.”
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