Tag: D.G. Martin

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,…

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: 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…