Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Who are today’s public intellectuals?

Billy Graham’s death and memorial service brought back memories of a column I wrote about North Carolina’s “Public Intellectuals” 16 years ago. I had noticed a...

Good books for the folks you forgot

You forgot somebody, didn’t you? Somebody who is expecting a present from you? And now, remembering, you have no idea what to give, do you? Here...

The Eateries of Madison County, North Carolina

Some people fall in love with bridges, as in the late Robert James Waller’s “The Bridges of Madison County,” the best-selling romance novel from...

Seventy-six trombones and the loyalties to con men

“Seventy-six trombones led the big parade, with a hundred and ten coronets close at hand. They were followed by rows and rows of the...

Which political party is more anti-science?

If Jim Martin could make peace between religion and science, could he do something similar about his Republican Party’s war with science? A few weeks...

North Carolina golf and Trump’s Russian connections

Every North Carolina author would give his or her eyetooth to get a mention at the top of The New York Times’s lead editorial...

World War II transformed North Carolina

What event in North Carolina’s modern history had the greatest impact in making our state what it is today? The creation of the Research Triangle...

An ancient Greek historian, a North Carolina native, and war with China

While President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping were getting to know each other last weekend, a native North Carolinian was warning that...

Featured articles

News You Can Use: Medical Professionals Weigh In On The Flu Shot

CHARLOTTE - What is the flu shot, and why do I need it? “The flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body about two...

ECHO Training Offers Firearms Training For All Ages And Skill Levels

CHARLOTTE - ECHO Training, owned and operated by Michael Pegram, offers a wide variety of firearms training and safety classes for all ages and...

2020 Summer Mint Hill Arts Show Winners

MINT HILL, NC - Mint Hill Arts recently held their Annual Summer Novant Art Show.  Sponsored by Novant Health (Mint Hill Medical Center), the...

Local Second-Grader Supports Levine Children’s NICU through Art

MINT HILL, NC - Three years ago, Vanessa Birch, mom to then-five-year-old Hazel, was confronted with a problem familiar to all parents of preschoolers:...

Fall Splendor – Raleigh’s Juniper Level Botanic Garden opens two Weekends in September

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a $7.5 million gift to North Carolina State University, will open two weekends in September for...