Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

One on One: 30-year-old story still inspires

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Why would I ask you to read from a column I wrote almost 30 years ago? When I read that column, tearfully, at a recent family reunion, I knew I wanted to share…

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…

One on One: Marc Basnight continues to serve

Marc Basnight photo by Laura Leslie

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Former state senate leader Marc Basnight’s restaurant near Manteo evokes two of my favorite things: politics and people coming together for good food. Working on a follow-up to my book, “North Carolina’s Roadside…

One on One: Done with one-and-dones

Marvin Bagley III of Duke

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – This week in the middle of all the basketball madness, we put aside the hard fact that we are loving our favorite game to death. And, even when we acknowledge what is happening,…

One on One: Who are today’s public intellectuals?

public intellectuals book cover

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Billy Graham’s death and memorial service brought back memories of a column I wrote about North Carolina’s “Public Intellectuals” 16 years ago. I had noticed a book by Richard A. Posner titled “Public…

One on One: We need another monument

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Maybe, instead of taking down monuments to our past, we should be building new ones. No, I am not suggesting that we fill the courthouse squares with more images of Confederate soldiers. However,…