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...

The Wilmington Ten and the Women’s March on Washington

“The case of the Wilmington Ten amounts to one of the most egregious instances of injustice and political repression from the post–World War II...
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Keep Calm and Carry On

What can Democrats look for Santa Claus to bring them this year? It has been a bleak holiday season so far. So maybe Santa could bring...

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The most common way cars fail state inspections Part 1

State inspections are a staple of North Carolina Car Ownership, and you've most likely been through the process of getting one before. If you...

Rocky River Football Players visit Clear Creek Nursing and Rehab Center

The Rocky River Football team led by Head Coach Orlando Gray and new Athletic Director Steve Robinson visited the Clear Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation...

Mint Hill celebrates 4th of July with the Queen City Brass Band

On Tuesday, July 3, Mint Hill celebrated Independence Day with its annual Patriotic Concert. The evening was the second in a series of “Family Fun...

Pets and pet people come together at Fullwood

Pets and pet people big and small can be found enjoying their time at Fullwood Animal Hospital. The hospital, which has been around for many...

Cancer survivor helps others

David Wallace’s experience after being diagnosed with a type of blood cancer led him to want to raise awareness and help others. He created PV...

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Mint Hill celebrates 4th of July with the Queen City Brass Band

On Tuesday, July 3, Mint Hill celebrated Independence Day with its annual Patriotic Concert. The evening was the second in a series of “Family Fun...

Cancer survivor helps others

David Wallace’s experience after being diagnosed with a type of blood cancer led him to want to raise awareness and help others. He created PV...

Pets and pet people come together at Fullwood

Pets and pet people big and small can be found enjoying their time at Fullwood Animal Hospital. The hospital, which has been around for many...

Chamber of Commerce Recognizes hometown heroes

Before Tuesday’s Patriotic Concert, Mint Hill’s Chamber of Commerce took a few moments to honor Mint Hill’s hometown heroes, those individuals who often work...

Support local kid-run business: Shop Slime Planet, NC

If you’re looking for quality slime at a reasonable price, look no further than “kidtrepreneurs” Novi and Myli Lopez. Novi, age 12, and Myli, age...