"Rising Star of the East" Headlines Metro Magazine's November Line-up

Raleigh, NC, November 08, 2007 --(PR.com)-- East Carolina University’s 100th anniversary inspired Raleigh’s Metro Magazine to lead this month’s edition with an in-depth look at the impact the “rising star of the East” is having in the state and nation.

ECU’s medical advancements – including a new Dental School -- are complemented by a special feature on current research at UNC-Chapel Hill at the Thurston Arthritis Research Center. Author Rick Smith demonstrates that the Center is dedicated to discovering new treatments and cures for the crippling disease that affects 39 percent of North Carolinians.

Rocky Mount, in “Down East” North Carolina, is the subject of a feature by design writer Diane Lea on this historic community’s often-forgotten past and very relevant future.

Metro’s November edition also includes the magazine’s first of two holiday Gift Guides, plus the annual Education Special Report. Jane Shaw, director of the Pope Center for High Education in Raleigh, offers insights for students and their families as they wade through the conflicting reports on U.S. colleges.

Metro’s columnists cover: fashion from the core of the Big Apple; a look inside the Concours de Graylyn auto show; information on transfer taxes and “gay” fish; art as Christmas gifts; plus new music, books, Southern cuisine, and Sonoma wines. Editor and publisher Bernie Reeves, who founded the acclaimed Raleigh Spy Conference in 2003, supports his assertion that “Spies Create Far Better World” in his monthly column “My Usual Charming Self.” (For more information on the 2008 conference, visit the website at http://www.raleighspyconference.com.)

Metro’s current and archived content, including Reeves’ “Between Issues” columns, are also available at http://www.metronc.com.

Established in 1999, Metro Magazine is a four-color city/regional publication serving Raleigh, the Research Triangle and Eastern North Carolina with a circulation of 40,000.

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