By D.G. Martin D.G. Martin hosts “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which airs Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV. For more information or to view prior programs visit
  • If Not Moral Mondays, What?

    July 16, 2013 at 5:11 am

    A friend was asking me what he could do to stop what the New York Times called last week a “demolition derby” in the state legislature.

  • Nostalgia

    July 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

    I picked up The New York Times the other day and found these words in the first paragraph of a front page story in one of the paper’s sections.

  • Can Tillis Duplicate Holshouser’s Singular Victory?

    July 9, 2013 at 5:56 am

    When former Gov. James Holshouser died last month, many North Carolinians of all political persuasions remembered with gratitude his example of leadership…

  • July 4th and the “Revolutionary Summer”

    July 2, 2013 at 5:48 am

    In the early summer of 1776 in Philadelphia, where our founders were waxing eloquently about their newly declared independence from Great Britain, modern day…

  • Gettysburg And Other Transformations

    June 25, 2013 at 4:46 am

    Next week Americans will be remembering the 150th anniversary of a defining moment in our country’s history, the Civil War battle at Gettysburg.

  • Germanized English and NC Environment Issues

    June 18, 2013 at 5:10 am

    What does the German language have to do with one of the most contentious environmental issues facing North Carolinians?

  • The Risk of Doing Nothing

    June 11, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Action and commitment will make the Moral Monday effort harder for the McCrorys and Goolsbys to ignore or deride.

  • A New Book Reminds Us To Say Thank You

    June 4, 2013 at 5:00 am

    According to Rick Atkinson’s new book, “The Guns at Last Light: The War in Europe, 1944-1945,” currently Number One on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Seller list.

  • The Charlotte Hornets — And An Enemy General Everywhere

    May 28, 2013 at 12:03 am

    What enemy general who fought in North Carolina is most memorialized here? Here is a hint. The Charlotte pro basketball team is taking back the Hornets name.

  • Remembering the Merritts of Merritt’s Store

    May 21, 2013 at 5:22 am

    If you mention Merritt’s Store anywhere around Chapel Hill, most often you will hear something like, “Oh yes. Best BLTs I’ve ever tasted.”

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