"The very first time I laid eyes on Raleigh, where I make my home, the city rocked my soul," recalls WRAL-TV news anchor and senior editor Charlie Gaddy in Celebrating a Triangle Millennium. "For me, a wide-eyed country schoolboy from the crossroads town of Biscoe, the experience was one of innocent purity, unblemished by any layer of sophistication whatsoever."
That experience, courtesy of an eighth-grade field trip to North Carolina's capitol, remains vivid and unvarnished as Gaddy examines the Triangle area today--the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill--along with the high-tech phenomenon known as the Research Triangle. Although different creatures entirely, the region's two Triangles draw life from one another, sharing both a heartbeat and a home.
Aided by hundreds of outstanding images gathered from the area's finest photographers, Gaddy writes of the 3,000-square-mile Triangle region, now home to more than a million people. It's a place where education is paramount, basketball is passionate, and the manners and social conventions are still proudly homespun--and defiantly friendly.
Symphonies and fishing holes, state fairs and ballet recitals, lush parks and soaring skyscrapers--all are typically diverse elements that characterize one of the most delightfully misunderstood parts of America.
The reason for this misunderstanding? As Gaddy writes, the Triangle's personality-- sophisticated or not--is never easy to gauge at first glance: "The region unfolds its unique character only to those who invest the time to divine its true soul and spirit. Most who do are apt to fall in love."
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