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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Queens Grant Wins in First Round of State Playoffs 3-0

The Queens Grant Stallions Men's Soccer team opened up their playoff run with a solid second half scoring all three goals to defeat Highland...

NC Western Region “Best of the Best” Drill Qualifier

This past weekend (Oct 27th, 2018), the Butler Bulldog Battalion went to Morgantown, NC to participate in the 4th Brigade ROTC, NC Western Region...

How To Buy Your Next Home When You Down Payment is Stuck in the...

When you're stuck in a situation where you need to buy and sell at the same time, it can be difficult. You can't buy...

This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Independence Patriots Football:  Trevor Bryan - The Patriots wide receiver had a 55 yard reception to the one yard line for a huge gain midway through...

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Get answers to all of your social media questions, 4 to 6 p.m. Monday Nov. 12th at Vintner's Hill Wine Room and Espresso bar,...

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Queens Grant Wins in First Round of State Playoffs 3-0

The Queens Grant Stallions Men's Soccer team opened up their playoff run with a solid second half scoring all three goals to defeat Highland...

Mint Hill Historical Society Presents a Salute to Veterans

The Mint Hill Historical Society will be setting up a display at the Mint Hill Library in celebration of Veterans Day as a salute...

1st Choice Properties Celebrates Its Anniversary

It has been just over a year since 1st Choice Properties opened the doors of their location in Mint Hill Village. Since that day,...

Novant Health Spine Specialists in Mint Hill

Novant Health is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan French has joined the team at Novant Health Spine Specialists in Mint Hill, North Carolina...