Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

One on One: Telling an aging relative she can’t drive anymore

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – North Carolina is blessed with more than its share of great writers. And I am looking over some of my favorites from my 20-plus years hosting PBS-NC’s North Carolina Bookwatch. One of the…

One on One: Who is our best-known?

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Who is the best-known living North Carolinian today? Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski? Legendary basketball star Michael Jordan? Gov. Roy Cooper? Activist Rev. William Barber? Senators Thom Tillis or Richard Burr? Anybody else?…

One on One: He made me famous

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – The man who made me briefly famous died last week. Tom Clark was 93.   Dr. Clark taught me Old Testament at Davidson College in 1958-59. It was his first year teaching at…

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…

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…