Craig Makepeace

Craig Makepeace is the co-founder and publisher of This Is Raleigh. Originally from Australia, he first moved to Raleigh in 2004 and fell in love with the city of oaks. He's a travel addict, sports fanatic, beach lover, and passionate craft beer drinker!

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Neighborhood Vibes (+ Great Coffee) at Idle Hour Coffee Roasters, Raleigh

A welcome addition to the Raleigh coffee scene in August of 2020 was the boutique ...
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How to Navigate the Wake County Public Schools System in Raleigh

If you are confused about the Wake County Public Schools System, we are grateful to ...
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35+ Things For Your Raleigh Summer Bucket List

It’s hot out there y'all, but we do love a Raleigh summer and embracing all ...

Podcast 40: Cary Heise, founder of Designed For Joy

Designed For Joy provides women in crisis (those living at high risk for sex and ...
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12 Great Places To Live in Raleigh For Families

If you’re thinking of moving to Raleigh with kids and are wondering what are some ...
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Podcast 39: Second quarter Raleigh wrap up

What we've discovered in Raleigh during the second quarter of this year, tips on new ...
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Get Wet and Go Wild at Wet’n Wild Water Park in Greensboro

Looking for a fun place to cool off and relax this summer? If you love ...
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13 Places to Eat the Best Brunch in Raleigh (don’t sleep In Ya’ll)

I love to eat both breakfast and lunch and never like skipping meals. But brunch ...
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PODCAST 38: Cool Things To Do In Durham, NC

Just 30 minutes from Raleigh is Durham, named the "tastiest town in the South". Durham ...
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Podcast 37: Beaches near Raleigh

Raleigh locals love heading to the North Carolina coast in summer, and as Australians we ...
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