Tag: D.G. Martin

One on One: Hail to the Redskins, or what?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – What would Joe Oxendine say to the Washington NFL football team about its nickname? Oxendine, a proud Lumbee Indian and a personal hero of mine, died in April at 90. He was chancellor…

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One on One: Jack Hunt and Ruby’s cooking

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Go see Rep. Jack Hunt first thing. He is married to one of my cousins. He will take care of you.” That was my first instruction from UNC President Dick Spangler when he…

One on One: The virus claims another victim

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – The virus hit home the other day. Right in the tummy. During the last few weeks I have been reviewing final page proofs for an update and expansion to my book, “North Carolina’s…

One on One: Good things from the pandemic?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – I wish it hadn’t happened. Already, the losses have been jarring. And there is much more to come. But, as with other catastrophes, such as floods, hurricanes, fires, 9/11, recessions, depressions, world wars,…

One on One: A rare and precious apple

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – When H. G. Jones died on October 14, our state lost a key connection to its history as well as a prime and positive, but all too rare, example of dedicated and unselfish…