Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

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: UNC’s new president Peter Hans

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Who is Peter Hans?” This is a question I am getting from friends who have learned that Hans has been elected the next president of the University of North Carolina. Maybe they think…

One on One: Can Bookwatch survive the virus?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Can North Carolina’s television program about books escape the shutdown brought to us by the coronavirus? UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch has had a rough time in recent months.  With production studios closed, Bookwatch’s…

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: Heard enough about Chapel Hill?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Are you tired of hearing about Chapel Hill? Have you heard enough to last a lifetime? Has the multipart ESPN series about Michael Jordan, “The Last Dance,” been the last straw? Even so,…

One on One: Will the virus keep us from voting?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Are you going to be able to vote in the upcoming November election? Or will the coronavirus claim another victim: your right and responsibility to choose the leaders to guide us through this…

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: Plots, hoaxes, and pandemics

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Is the Corona 19 virus the result of a plot by the Chinese to bring down the United States? Or is it a plot by the United States to punish China? Knowing that…

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,…