Category: Books

Chatham Community Library to host NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham Community Library will commemorate National Poetry Month in April with a presentation by NC Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green. The virtual event entitled “An Evening with the North Carolina Poet Laureate,” will take place at 6…

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…

One on One: Jim Crow is still alive in North Carolina

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Unbelievable when you think about it, how North Carolina maintained its segregated and discriminatory racial system for such a long time. The remnants  of what is commonly called “Jim Crow” are still with…

One on One: Books for holiday giving – a checklist

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By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – If you are worried about holiday gifts or selections for your book club’s reading, here are some good North Carolina connected books to consider. Three beloved North Carolina authors have new books that…