Category: Books

One on One: A great teacher teaches on

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – When Julian Pleasants died September 7 North Carolina lost one of its most important academic and popular historians. Pleasants grew up in Southern Pines, graduated from Davidson College, and earned masters and doctoral…

Friends of the Chatham library cancels August 7 book sale

Pittsboro, NC – Because of new Covid-19 statistics being reported in North Carolina and adjacent states, as well as other news developments, the Friends of the Chatham Community Library has decided to cancel its planned Audio-Visual and Children’s Book Sale,…

One on One: Big news about the Cherokee

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Cherokee is in the news again this month. All about the name of an automobile, a popular Jeep product. But for North Carolinians, the Cherokee term brings up a whole special set of…

One on One: Rudolph’s little brother

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – I know Rudolph’s little brother. And now that Rudolph and the other reindeer are safely back at the North Pole, I can tell you the mostly unknown story of where the Rudolph tale…

One on One: The college sports we want to save

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Is the U.S. Supreme Court going to put college athletics out of business? Last week it agreed to decide whether the NCAA’s limits on compensating college athletes violate antitrust laws. Or is it…