Wednesday, October 13, 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

Second Chance Boutique Now Open In Indian Trail

INDIAN TRAIL, NC – On Wednesday October 7, Turning Point opened their newest Second Chance Boutique in Indian Land.  Joining the other stores in...

Give “Bright Blessings”

CHARLOTTE - This is a revised version of the Bright Blessings story previously printed. These programs have been developed and work together in such...

Making A Difference In A Hurting World

CHARLOTTE - In a world where people seem to be hurting in so many different ways, people often wonder, “What can I do to...

The Countdown Is On To Mint Hill Madness!

MINT HILL, NC - Mint Hill Madness is back and better than ever! Billed as a festival to celebrate the founding of the Town of...