Tag: News & Observer

A note from Walter Petty, candidate for NC House

By Walter Petty Siler City, NC – You may have seen attack ads about my time on the Chatham County Board of Commissioners, accusing me of missing meetings while still being paid. There are those who would have you believe…

One on One: When do we change names and history?

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Last week the Raleigh City Council  removed the historic designation of Wakestone, the former home of Josephus Daniels. That action is just one more reminder of North Carolina’s and the nation’s struggle to…

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…