Saturday, July 4, 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...

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4th of July Fun: Find Ways to Celebrate this Independence Day!

CHARLOTTE - A celebration of America’s independence, the 4th of July is commonly associated with parades, small-town festivals, outdoor concerts, fireworks displays, and cookouts...

Mint Hill Responds to Statewide Face Covering Mandate

MINT HILL, NC - On Wednesday, June 24, Governor Cooper announced that North Carolina would remain in Phase 2 of his three-phased reopening plan...

More Core Muscles: Transverse Abdominis

Prior to this, we've talked about the rectus abdominis, the internal & external obliques, and this week we'll discuss the transverse abdominis. The transverse...

Carolina Has the Expertise: Myron Cohen Updates Trustees

CHAPEL HILL - “If we do this successfully,” said Myron Cohen, director of UNC’s prestigious Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, “we might...
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Mint Hill Schools Honor Students with Graduation Parade

MINT HILL, NC - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system halted in-person classes, Monday, March 16th in hopes of limiting the corona virus’s impact on the...