Soul-nurturing assignment … Front porch coffee and conversation, a crisp fall breeze, horse whispering, too.

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CityView Magazine, October 2020


“I call us a pollo a la brasa. It means we’re a chicken joint.”

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CityView Magazine, October 2020

Prelude To A Taste

I’m grateful for the opportunity to tell these stories … after spending so much time talking with restaurant owners and lingering in their businesses (masks and social distancing, of course), the reality hits hard. They’re fighting for every customer, every dollar. Fighting to stay open as they reinvent the way they do business. The Kishans have long inspired me, never more so than now. And their food is amazing, too.

CityView Magazine, September 2020

D’Shawn Russell

“I’m a black, overweight, middle-aged single mom with a chronic health condition. If I can do this, anything is possible.” – D’Shawn Russell, founder, owner and CEO of Southern Elegance Candle Company


Founder and CEO, D’Shawn Russell of Southern Elegance Candle Company.

“The Hunt Leads To El Cazador”

CityView Magazine, August 2020

“Where Everybody Knows Your Name”
CityView Magazine, July 2020

Concept and Stories by Janet Gibson, CityView Magazine, June 2020.

Published In: CityView Magazine
Link To Post: https://www.cityviewnc.com/bos-birthday-parade-surprise-party-for-theater-icon-is-well-played/
Title: Bo’s Birthday Parade: Surprise Party For Theater Icon is Well-Played

Published In: CityView Magazine
Link To Site: https://www.cityviewnc.com/recommendations/good-eats-new-york-restaurant-serves-up-comfort-food-in-a-place-where-everyone-is-treated-like-family/
Title and Page Numbers:

  • New York Restaurant pages 42-47

Pictured: Maria Drakos with her parents Nick and Selena Drakos at the New York Restaurant , 201 N. Eastern Blvd. Fayetteville.

Published In: CityView Magazine
Link To Magazine: http://www.epageflip.net/i/1217985-march-2020/37
Title: Restaurant of The Month: March 2020

Published In: CityView Magazine
Link To Magazine:
Title and Page Numbers:

  • Dr. Peggy Valentine, pages 30-35
  • Pharaohs Legacy, pages 36-40

Published In: FS&U Magazine, Winter 2019
Link To Magazine: https://issuu.com/fsu_publications/docs/_19__complete_winter_fs_u
Titles and Page Numbers:

  • A Lunch To Remember, pages 6-7
  • Dr. Peggy Valentine, cover, pages 12-21
  • A Family Affair, pages 22-29
  • One Man’s Vision, pages 30-33

Published In: Fayetteville State University Website
Link To Site: https://www.uncfsu.edu/military-successes
Title: Military Success

Title: A Lunch To Remember – Bronco Kickoff
Published In: Fayetteville State University News
Link To Full Article: https://www.uncfsu.edu/a-lunch-to-remember-bronco-kickoff

Sometimes a lunch break isn’t just a lunch break. Flashback to Tuesday, August 13, in Cook Quad. DJ Spaceage Timmy is blasting “Wobble Baby” as dancers take to the lawn and showcase their best moves – including an orange pig mascot who towers over the crowd. Lines have formed in front of various food trucks, dispensing such tasty fare as pork barbecue, fried fish, tacos, wings, Philly cheesesteaks and collard sandwiches.

Title: Were You There?
Published In: Fayetteville State University Website
Link To Article: https://www.planetjanetmedia.com/were-you-there/

Were you on the Fayetteville State campus in 1964?
If so, you’re encouraged to attend a free screening and panel discussion of a rediscovered documentary, “Vote and the Choice is Yours,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Broadwell College of Business and Economics, room 145.