Blame the Scots-Irish

Search for: NEWS Blame the Scots-Irish Why are we the way we are? Can we blame it on somebody else, like the British colonist, for instance? By “we” I don’t mean just you and me. I don’t even include us necessarily. I am thinking about folks who live in North Carolina...

Thanksgiving to the Rescue Again

Search for: NEWS Thanksgiving to the Rescue Again Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I explained in a column many years ago. One reason is that it is one of the very few days we have saved just for families and friends. We have done a better job of keeping the...

UNC’s History: A Minority View

Search for: NEWS UNC’s History: A Minority View Last month U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs ruled that UNC-Chapel Hill does not discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants when it factors race in its undergraduate admissions process. She explained,...

North Carolina Bookwatch’s Final Season

Search for: NEWS North Carolina Bookwatch’s Final Season All good things have to come to an end. And PBS-NC’s North Carolina Bookwatch television program has been a mighty good thing for me, and I hate to see it come to an end. But it will end with a short season that...