Alaska and North Carolina

Search for: NEWS Alaska and North Carolina Does Alaska have a political message for North Carolina? Not a chance, you say. It’s too far away to have any connection to us. But wait a minute. There are some connections. Steve Cowper, who grew up in Kinston and graduated...

Can’t Stop UNC’s Move to Raleigh

Search for: NEWS Can’t Stop UNC’s Move to Raleigh Too late. It has already been done. The Spangler building that served as headquarters of the UNC system is dark and empty for the first time since 1971 when UNC president William Friday moved the university president’s...

Someone Who Knew George Washington Very Well

Search for: NEWS Someone Who Knew George Washington Very Well When I learned of the death of Salisbury native and legendary investor Julian Robertson Jr. last week, I remembered a story his father told me. His father, the senior Robertson, told me not long before his...

Mayberry Today

Search for: NEWS Mayberry Today Sheriff Andy still lives in Mayberry, or does he? Last week’s CBS-TV’s Sunday Morning show featured a repeat of a feature hosted by former news anchor Ted Koppel and bringing the country’s attention to North Carolina again. Reporting...

Crawdads—the African Connection

Search for: NEWS Crawdads—the African Connection Was “Where the Crawdads Sing” set in North Carolina–as both the book and movie assert–and where, according to her publisher, the author Delia Owens now lives? Or in Georgia where Owens grew up? Or Louisiana...

Meck Dec In Fiction

Search for: NEWS Meck Dec In Fiction Is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence fact or fiction? “Meck Dec” is a shorthand term sometimes used to refer to the Declaration of Independence adopted on May 20, 1775, by a group of Mecklenburg leaders. The debate about...