Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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

Independence Patriots Has 4 Players Selected To All-Conference Team

MINT HILL, NC - The Independence High School baseball team has had four of it's players selected to the Southwestern Conference 4A All-Conference Team....

Mending Strides Ranch Invites Veterans, Teachers To “Hang With The Herd”

MINT HILL, NC - This June, Mending Strides Ranch launched a new program that invites Veterans and Teachers to “Hang with the Herd.” Not therapy...

Mint Hill American Legion Wins Game 1 of State Playoffs 13-6 Over Hickory

MINT HILL, NC - The Mint Hill Patriots defeated Hickory 13-6 in the first round of the playoffs recently. The 'Boys of Summer' took...

Reflections On Getting To Know Your Local Farms

CHARLOTTE - Over the past three months, I have had the privilege of visiting and chronicling the story of local farms and their owners. ...

4th Of July Celebrations In Our Area

MINT HILL, NC - The summer vibe is back and summer 2021 is turning out to be a wonderful time to get out and...